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MSc in Civil Engineering

Educational aims of the programme:

The overall aim of the programme is to produce postgraduates who are able to develop into Chartered Engineers who are able to play a significant role as professional civil engineers. It aims to develop the skills needed by those who will take lead roles within the civil engineering profession. In particular, it aims to provide a route for a student with a B.Eng. in Civil or Structural Engineering to fulfil the learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The specific aims of the programme are:

1.    To produce postgraduates who have a thorough understanding of civil engineering and a critical awareness of the current issues in the field, informed by the latest research.
2.    To encourage students to develop their conceptual understanding of civil engineering to evaluate the latest research and design methodologies, and to develop their own methodologies.
3.    To develop the students' awareness of the ethical issues of civil engineering and their responsibilities with regard to sustainable construction.
4.    To offer experience in the planning and execution of an extended research project in the form of a dissertation.
5.    To provide opportunities for students to develop subject specific skills, practical skills, cognitive skills and a range of high level transferable skills


Unicaf offers a flexible rolling admissions model with multiple start dates for each programme throughout the year
15/01, 19/02/, 18/03,15/4, 20/5, 17/6,15/7, 19/8, 16/9, 14/10, 18/11 and 16/12.

*Start dates for university programmes may be subject to change. Students are advised to regularly check their student profile for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding programme commencement dates.

Duration: 2 - 5 years

Study mode: Online learning

Financing: Scholarships Available

Programme Pathway
Foundation Courses
Name Code
Induction Module LJMU-IND-M-100
Postgraduate Certificate Level
Name Code
Advanced Structural Design and Bridge Engineering LJMU-7500-UCEPG
Applied Finite Elements LJMU-7501-UCEPG 
Energy and Carbon Management LJMU-7502-UCEPG
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Name Code
Sustainable Construction and Innovation LJMU-7505-BEGP
Research Methods LJMU-7509-BEGP
Water and Wastewater Treatment LJMU-7504-UCEPG 
Postgraduate Award Level
Name Code
Research Project LJMU-7506-UCEPG 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent in a relevant subject area.  Some related professional qualifications at the appropriate level supported by relevant industry experience may also be considered. 
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent English language qualifications. 
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining why the programme interests the student, what makes the student a suitable candidate, how the programme will benefit the student's career progression and any relevant skills or work experience that will support the application.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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