MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

Program Description

MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See Joint Board of Moderators for further information.

This degree is endorsed and supported by the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association.

This photo shows some of our MSc students on a site visit to the Crossrail Thames Tunnel. Many thanks to Hochtief-Murphy JV for such an enjoyable and interesting day.

Learning Options

  • Enrol on the MSc full-time for 12 months (October to September)
  • Enrol on the MSc part-time for 24 months
  • Study an individual module (without enrolment on the MSc) as a one week short course

The MSc is made up of 8 core modules and a project. For full-time students the project is a piece of group design giving excellent preparation for industry. Part-time students undertake an individual project.

The contact time for each module is in one week, Monday to Friday. This enables part-time students to continue working while doing the MSc, and also enables people working in industry to take single modules as a short course.

From this October, all modules except ES96V (which requires a computer lab) will be in the Radcliffe House or Scarman House conference venues on the University Campus. Both these venues have a high standard of teaching space and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day.

Fees and Scholarships/bursaries

Information on tuition fees can be found by following this link. Open the 'Postgraduate Tuition Fees' file and this MSc has 'Standard Course Fees'. For overseas students (outside the EU) this MSc comes under Band 2.

The British Tunnelling Society offer scholarships to individuals holding a civil engineering or mining based degree and are resident in the UK. For the 2016/17 academic year they will offer 1 scholarship @£12k. The following companies are also offering financial support:

UnPS Limited offer five studentships of £16k each year [Contact info(at)].

Balfour Beatty offer 1 studentship @£15k available to any applicant, plus 1 scholarship @£15k available to existing employees only [contact: roger.bridge(a t)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 24, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2, 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Apr. 28, 2017
Start date Oct. 2, 2017
United Kingdom Coventry, England
Application deadline Apr. 28, 2017
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Duration 1 - 2 years
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