MSc Engineering Geology

University of Portsmouth

Program Description

MSc Engineering Geology

University of Portsmouth

MSc Engineering Geology (2015 entry)

Engineering geological expertise is critical to all types of civil engineering projects such as tunnels, dams, mines, quarries, offshore platforms and wind farms.

This course provides you with the advanced skills to carry out detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology, identification of adverse ground conditions and the design of suitable remedial measures of engineering structures.

On this course you can:

  • Be taught by internationally recognised experts with extensive expertise in engineering geology and geotechnics
  • Gain experience of environmental assessment techniques, plus a range of other skills such as mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies
  • Go on numerous fieldtrips, both locally and overseas, to undergo specialist field training

What opportunities might it lead to?

This course is accredited by the Geological Society of London. It offers advanced professional and scientific training providing an accelerated route for you to attain Chartered Status, such as Chartered Geologist (CGeol) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) on graduation.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • aid organisations
  • environmental organisations
  • offshore work
  • civil sector roles
  • mining
  • insurance companies

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Earth Science or Civil Engineering field such as Geology, Earth Science Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with industrial and work experience will also be considered.

English language requirements

English proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0, or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
6,000 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 6,000 GBP
-UK/EU - £6,000; -Non EU - £13,100