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What will I learn?

Our accredited MSc gives you an advanced understanding of the concepts and philosophy of civil engineering and its practical application, preparing you for a career at the forefront of the profession.

You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to design engineering solutions that support sustainable development and protect against natural hazards to help ensure quality of life of future generations.

You’ll explore areas linked to the research we do. Our researchers have expertise in areas including structural engineering, earthquake and civil engineering dynamics, bridge engineering, rock mechanics, foundation engineering and coastal engineering. You will work closely with your supervisor to research and produce a dissertation that reflects your interests and career aspirations.

Working closely with your supervisor you will plan, research and produce your master’s dissertation in an area that reflects your interests. Our well-established links with industry provide networking opportunities and shared insight. You’ll also benefit from our specialist facilities and software.

Graduate destinations

The course will prepare you for work in areas including structural, geotechnical and coastal engineering. Graduates have gone on into roles as structural engineers and civil engineers in several structural design offices around the world. Others have been motivated by the research component of the course and followed a PhD programme after graduation. You can exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Which department am I in?

School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,300.00 (US$ 21,051) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Moulsecoomb Campus

Lewes Road,

Brighton,

Brighton and Hove,

BN2 4GA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a four year bachelor degree. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components).

For international students

A lower second class degree in civil engineering. Candidates with an engineering or physical sciences degree, or with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Brighton

With an outstanding curriculum and Careers and Employability team, 91.6 per cent of students are employed within 6 months of completing their course.

  • Welcomes 3,000 international students every year
  • 91.6 per cent graduate employability rate
  • Top 50 UK university for graduate outcomes (CUG, 2022)
  • #1 Young UK University World Rankings (THE)