Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

For direct entry onto the Master’s programme:

  • A minimum of 2:2 honours degree in a Civil Engineering discipline, or equivalent is normally required. Graduates from other engineering disciplines can also apply, however they would have to go through an interview process prior to securing admission to the course. Applicants with substantial professional experience in related fields with a qualification equivalent to at least Higher National Certificate/Diploma will also be considered. These candidates will need to produce evidence of the professional experience (ie. references, portfolio of projects, etc.), and will have to attend an interview.

For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme:

  • An honours degree in a Civil Engineering discipline, or equivalent is normally required. Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview. Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.

Minimum English competency is the standard MSc entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to give you a deep knowledge and understanding of civil engineering to develop your career within the construction profession. You will develop your capabilities for investigation, analysis and design in the context of a dynamic global environment where complexity of factors such as sustainability and environmental impact have a significant impact on engineering processes. In addition, over 50% of the course is concerned with deepening your abilities in technical and project management subjects. You will demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with complex open-ended non-conventional problems and undertake critical analysis to provide substantive conclusions in the Civil Engineering field in a manner associated with that of being a professional engineer.

Students will develop the relevant knowledge and critical understanding through the following learning and teaching methods:

Feedback during the teaching session
Feedback from assignments/tutorials.
Research for class exercises, assignments / projects and dissertations.
Preparing for and delivering student-led seminars.
Group discussion.
Individual and group presentations
Project based learning

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222