University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Engineering Geology

This course provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. It gives you a grounding in the application of geological principles to a wide range of fields within civil and mining engineering. Studying engineering geology will provide you with excellent job opportunities as a result of high calibre academic training, as well as the development of strong skills in terms of both critical and independent thought and team work. Most of our graduates join environmental consulting companies and consulting engineers, while others go on to PhD studies.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2.1 (Hons) or above in an earth science, engineering, civil engineering, mining or a related discipline. Lower qualifications may also be considered based on relevant industrial experience and/or additional supporting evidence. Mathematics to AS or A level (pass grade) or international equivalent is required, but this requirement can be waived on an ad-hoc basis given appropriate mathematical content of 1st degree or industrial experience. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Engineering geology modules include: geological models and ground investigation; hydrogeology and contaminants; hazards; resilience and sustainable engineering; laboratory and field skills. Geotechnical modules include: soils engineering; rock engineering. Engineering geology: dissertation project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments, field-based assessments and exams, as well as seminars and a dissertation project.

Sponsorship information

Based on the programme's long history of turning out well qualified graduates, we have strong company links which typically offer a number of studentships available for UK/EU students (full and partial awards).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8109