Master of Civil Engineering in UK

Master of Civil Engineering in UK

Master of Civil Engineering in UK
Sandeep NepalSat Feb 26 2022

Master of Civil Engineering in the UK provides an advanced and systematic understanding, tailored to prepare you as a credible civil engineer. The cost of studying this course in the UK ranges from GBP 13,000 to GBP 25,000. 

Civil Engineers are responsible for planning, designing, estimating, supervising and managing structures. 

After the master's degree, civil engineers get middle to senior-level positions in the civil engineering sectors. Depending on the company you are working for, the starting salary ranges from GBP 30,000 to 70,000 annually.

Why study Master of Civil Engineering in UK? 

  • The career outcome for civil engineering graduates is great in the UK. There are 4000 direct jobs and 5100 indirect jobs are projected for 2017-2023. 
  • The UK has some of the best universities in the UK for MS in Civil Engineering. 
  • The salary increases drastically after a master degree compared to after a Bachelor degree. 
  • Many specializations are available. 
  • This course prepares students to start career as-
    • Consulting civil engineer
    • Contracting civil engineer
    • Site engineer
    • Structural engineer
    • Geotechnical engineer
    • Water engineer
    • Town planner
    • Building services engineer
    • Engineering geologist

Top Civil Engineering Universities in UK

According to QS Ranking, these are the leading universities in the UK for Master of Science in Civil Engineering. 

Global Ranking

Universities

Location

5

The University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK

6

Imperial College London

London, UK

=16

the University of Oxford

Oxford, UK

=44

University of Leeds

Leeds, UK

48

The University of Manchester

Manchester, UK

51-100

Cardiff University

Cardiff, UK

51-100

The University of Nottingham

Nottingham, UK

51-100

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, UK

51-100

UCL

London, UK

51-100

The University of Bristol

Bristol, UK

Master of Civil Engineering in UK Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for Master in Civil Engineering in the UK for international students ranges from GBP 12,000 to GBP 25,000 per year.

University

Annual tuition fees in GBP

University of Surrey

21,700

University of Strathclyde

23,050

University of West London

13,250

University of Portsmouth

18,300

Swansea University

20,200

University of Plymouth

16,700

City University of London

19,770

University of Exeter

24,500

Coventry Univesity

16, 400 (Extra for work placement)

University of Manchester

25,500

Courses and Specializations

  • Bridge engineering 
  • Construction management 
  • Geotechnical engineering 
  • Structural engineering 
  • Sustainability and resilience engineering 
  • Water/environmental engineering and infrastructure management. 

Master of Civil Engineering Admission Process

Admission Requirements

These are the documents you need for the application process. 

  • Intermediate level and Bachelor level certificate and documents
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • English Test Scores
  • Application fees
  • Proof of Scholarships if any
  • Letter of Recommendations if asked
  • Passport
  • Filled Application Form

University Specific Requirements

University of Manchester

  • Course Name: MPhil in Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 90, no field score less than 20
    • PTE: Overall 70 with no field less than 59
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor degree or master degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of second class honours degree. 

Coventry University

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering/ Civil Engineering Technical Route MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: A 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in civil engineering. 

 Cardiff University

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 90, minimum 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and
    • PTE: Overall 62 with no field less than 51
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor degree or master degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of second class honours degree.

Surrey University

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 88, minimum 12 in reading, 11 in listening, 17 in speaking and 23 in writing. 
    • Duolingo: 110 overall
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Civil Engineering or architecture, land surveying and other related areas with a minimum of 50%. 

University of Strathclyde

  • Course Name: MSc in Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 90, no field score less than 20
    • PTE: Overall 70 with no field less than 59
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, maths, physics and mechanical engineering and so on with a minimum upper second class honours degree. 

University of West London

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 90, no field score less than 20
    • PTE: Overall 70 with no field less than 59
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Civil Engineering with an honours degree (2:2 degree)

University of Portsmouth

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0, no field score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of a second class honours degree.

Swansea University

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering, MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of a second class honours degree.

University of Plymouth

  • Course Name: MSc Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2:2 or 2:1 in civil engineering. 

City University of London

  • Course Name: MSc Civil Engineering Structures
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of upper second class honours.

University of Exeter

  • Course Name: MSc Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, no field score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 90, minimum 21 in writing and listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking. 
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of a second class honours degree.

Master of Civil Engineering Scholarships

University

Scholarships

Value

University of Birmingham

Achievement Scholarship

£1,500

Excellence Scholarship

£1,500

Industrial Sponsorship Programme “RESPECT”

The bursary is up to the company but if it is offered, it is usually in the region of £1,000-£1,500 pa

Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship

£1,000

University of Exeter

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships

starting from £5,000, payable as a reduction of the international tuition fee for the first year of study.

Imperial College London

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship

£1,000 for each undergraduate year of study (for a maximum of four years).

Imperial Bursary

Up to £5,000/year,

University of Liverpool

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship 2021

2500 reduction of tuition fee

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

2500

Brunel University

Brunel Graduate Discount

15% of tuition fee

Scope of Master of Civil Engineering in UK

After MS in Civil Engineering in UK, these are the jobs and salaries you are likely to get.

The jobs you get further depends upon the specialization you choose like construction management, structural engineering, environmental engineering, hydropower engineering and so on. 

Job Title

Range

Average

Civil Engineer

£24k - £42k

£31,012

Geotechnical Engineer

£22k - £40k

£29,311

Structural Engineer

£28k - £40k

£33,889

Graduate Civil Engineer

£23k - £30k (Estimated *)

£26,181

Design Manager

£32k - £62k (Estimated *)

£44,431

Senior Civil Engineer

£37k - £56k (Estimated *)

£43,244

Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

£25k - £36k (Estimated *)

£30,065

Design Engineer

£25k - £42k (Estimated *)

£32,558

Senior Project Manager, Engineering

£45k - £73k (Estimated *)

£56,342

Project Engineer

£29k - £58k (Estimated *)

£40,121

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

£41k - £69k (Estimated *)

£50,509

Senior Structural Engineer

£60k - £88k (Estimated *)

£70,378

Senior Environmental Consultant

£30k - £43k (Estimated *)

£35,377

Quantity Surveyor

£35k - £71k (Estimated *)

£47,471

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