Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Civil Engineering

The programme builds upon the engineering knowledge and skills developed at 1st degree level with a stimulating and challenging postgraduate programme of study that will extends your understanding and analytical skills. You will develop a critical awareness of current issues in the field, as informed by ongoing research from LJMU's Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute. You will also evaluate the latest research and design methodologies, increase your understanding of ethical issues related to civil engineering, and your responsibilities with regards to sustainable construction. In addition, you will develop greater understanding of management principles and management strategies and be able to critically evaluate design, construction and operation within the context of both regulation and current developments. Importantly, you will also be able to apply appropriate technical solutions to the analysis and evaluation of complex design problems.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2:2 in civil, structural or another type of engineering or considerable relevant work experience Additional information: IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: MSc: The standard entry qualification is a first or second class Honours degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, from an approved university. Students with degrees in other engineering disciplines would also be considered for the course. Alternative qualifications together with substantial relevant work experience may also be deemed to be acceptable for entry to the programme subject to the approval of the programme leader. Overseas student applicants would normally be expected to possess the same academic qualifications as UK students. In addition they must have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Course modules

MSc: Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Research Methodology (10 credits) Research Project (60 credits) Water and Wastewater Treatment (20 credits) Structural and Earthquake Engineering (20 credits) Materials Technology (20 credits) Sustainable Infrastructure (20 credits) Collaborative Bim Project (20 credits) Prince2® (10 credits) MSc: Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 7: •Research Methods •Research Project / Dissertation •Water and Wastewater Treatment •Structural and Earthquake Engineering •Materials Technology •Sustainable Infrastructure •Collaborative BIM Project •PRINCE2®

Assessment methods

MSc: To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods on this programme include: written examinations, assignments, presentations and the dissertation. MSc: Coursework tasks are regarded as an integral part of the student learning activity, and are designed to help students learn and develop their skills. The coursework tasks are designed to provide a balanced schedule of activities during the year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,300 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 39 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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