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.

Course modules

Modules include: Geological Models and Ground Investigation; Hydrogeology and Contaminant Processes; Hazards, Resilience and Sustainable Engineering; Soils Engineering; Rock Engineering; and 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 course'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). The School is also offering one full-fee scholarship to International applicants with an offer on this programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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