Taught course

Geoenvironmental Engineering

Institution
University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MResPGCert

Entry requirements

MRes: Normally first or upper second class Honours degree from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in engineering, life science or earth science discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The one-year Masters by Research course, Geo-Environmental Engineering, is unique in Scotland and the UK for being taught by a group of professionally qualified civil engineers, chemists, microbiologists, and economists employed full-time in the one university department. Likewise a unique set of brand-new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities provides hands on experience of chemical, biological and geotechnical tests that are essential for understanding the multi-disciplinary topics that constitute Geo-Environmental Engineering.

This course is ideal for students who are looking for an alternative to an MSc, are interested in carrying out shorter research projects or for students who wish to tailor their studies to suit their own research interests and/or career objectives. An MRes will significantly enhance a student’s CV and improve future employment prospects. During their studies, students will develop a range of transferable skills that are relevant to careers in industry, academia and the public sector. This course is ideal for students who are looking for an alternative to an MSc, are interested in carrying out shorter research projects or for students who wish to tailor their studies to suit their own research interests and/or career objectives. It will appeal to new graduates in engineering, earth sciences, bioscience, chemistry and chemical engineering who wish to enhance their undergraduate study with a greatly sort after vocational qualification.

In addition, our MRes will develop communication skills, critical analysis and presentation skills as well as giving students experience of conference attendance and working with large bodies of complex material. An MRes can also be used as a stepping stone for students wishing to continue to an MPhil or PhD, either as a precursor or initial component of the research.

Information for international students

For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English are a TOEFL score of 600 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
10 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Richard Lord
Email
richard.lord@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 548 3010