Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Nottingham · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in civil engineering or closely related degree including study in core civil engineering subjects. Applicants need to have studied multiple courses in Structures, Geotechnics and Fluids

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve civil engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in civil engineering.

An innovative feature of the MSc Civil Engineering is that the degree title can be augmented to include a subject theme (e.g. MSc Civil Engineering: 'theme') by choosing specific modules in the first two semesters and completing a project related to the theme.

These subject themes are as follows: Geotechnical Engineering; Management; Pavement Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation; Environmental Fluid Mechanics.

However, it is possible to choose a more generalised programme of study across these subject areas for the award of MSc Civil Engineering.

Key facts:

  • We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities.
  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.
  • The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment34
Dissertation33 (17000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Admissions
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