Our Road Management and Engineering Masters programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for the planning, appraisal, design construction and maintenance of road networks.
At Birmingham, you will learn to originate innovative research, transfer current thinking into practice and respond effectively to the road industry needs. The programme is relevant to conditions found in both developed and developing countries and are suitable for road engineers and civil engineering graduates who want to pursue a career in road management.
Our Road Management and Engineering Masters/MSc/Diploma course has been devised to meet the demands of both the UK and overseas road industry. It offers advanced training to engineers aspiring to higher or middle management in public and private sector road management. Course content is geared towards conditions found in developed and developing countries, and the course is suitable for road engineers and civil engineering graduates seeking to take their career into road management.
Management-focused modules complement the range of subjects taught in the engineering-oriented modules and include state-of-the-art principles and practices associated with road asset management, economics and financing, HDM-4 (the World Bank’s de facto standard for road investment appraisal) and planning.
Modules are delivered via a variety of lectures, tutorials, team exercises, projects and site visits.
Those taking the MSc programme to undertake a research project which accounts for 60 credits (one-third of the overall programme).
An important feature is the flexibility of delivery, allowing primarily UK-based practising road engineers to attend on a part-time basis.
Master of Science degree, MSc (12 months full time, 24-36 months part-time)
Diploma (10 months full-time, 24-36 months part-time)
Why study Road Management and Engineering Masters at Birmingham?
Postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham is a chance to learn from world leaders in their fields. This guarantees you a first-class learning experience, leading to a qualification that is respected the world over, making you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market. We offer a stimulating, thriving research environment, and offer a warm welcome to postgraduate students seeking to contribute to our work.
Discover how civil engineering, in all its aspects, is a cornerstone of both the development and sustainability of civilisations.
Benefit from our broad range of academic staff and research skills, giving you the opportunity to study subjects that lie between the traditional disciplines or which focus in-depth on a particular field.
Research at Birmingham places a strong emphasis on tackling the problems faced by society today, and many of our projects have already made a significant impact on society.
We have a long tradition of distinguished research that benefits from being funded by industry, charities and research councils, encouraging innovative thinking and creating internationally recognised results.
Alumni from our MSc programmes are found in nearly every country around the world, and we are held in high regard by the engineering community.
Accredited degreeThe course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, Institute of Highway Engineers).
Holding a full-time job and studying in my free time was never easy because it required a lot of sacrifices and strategic planning which often led to very difficult trade-offs. Nonetheless, when I factor in the fun I had on the course, the great people I met and the wealth of knowledge I learnt, the benefits were priceless in the long run!
Mike Butler, MSc Road Management and Engineering
This course consists of 180 credits. This comprises a 60-credit individual research project plus 120 credits in taught learning.
Your development is through a combination of lectures, tutorials, site visits and major and minor projects. Student-centred, computer-based and flexible learning are important elements. Coursework and oral presentations are required for many projects.
The programme is also designed with part-time students in mind and is formulated specifically to facilitate the career development of individuals working in the roads sector and meet the demands of both the UK and overseas road industry. Part-time students take the same modules as full-time students but can opt to take the programme over a two or three-year period.
Road Asset Management - 20 credits
Pavement Engineering - 10 credits
Sustainable Transport Policy - 20 credits
Road Design and Planning - 20 credits
Road Economics and Financing - 20 credits
Road Safety - 20 credits
Rural Roads - 10 credits
Advanced Project - 60 credits
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.
Tuition fees for UK students 2021/22
Tuition fees for International students 2021/22
How To Apply
International applicants requiring visasApplications to this programme from students who are international for fees will close July 2021 (to be confirmed). We will close applications as soon as the programme is full, early applications are encouraged.
UK and non-Tier 4 applicantsApplications will close in mid-September 2021 (to be confirmed). We will close applications as soon as the programme is full, early applications are encouraged.