Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Engineering Geology

The Engineering Geology MSc responds to a national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists with advanced training in geotechnical engineering. It provides students with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist technical skills and an awareness of responsibilities to society and the environment. This degree covers areas such as: engineering geology principles and applications; site investigation, testing, interpretation and reporting processes;analysing diverse geological evidence to assess hazards and risks arising from natural and man-made phenomena.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in earth sciences, civil engineering, geological science, geology, geophysics, maths or physics. Applicants must have a maths background. Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience are considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must have IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each sub-section) or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6418