University of Portsmouth
A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Earth Science or Civil Engineering field such as Geology, Earth Science Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with industrial and work experience will also be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
You can opt to take this course in full-time or part-time mode.
The course is divided into two parts. The first part comprises of the lecture, workshop, practical and field work elements of the course, followed by a five-month independent research project. The course is a mixture of taught units and research project covering topics including site investigation, soil mechanics and rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering design, contaminated land, slope stability and rock engineering.
Modules include: Rock and soil mechanics; soil and rock engineering; contaminated land and groundwater; ground models; ground investigation techniques; landslides and slope instability; field reconnaissance and geomorphological mapping; spatial analysis and remote sensing; independent research project.
Teaching and Assessment:
The course provides a balanced structure of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You will learn through hands-on practical sessions designed to give you the skills in laboratory, computer and field techniques. The course also includes extensive field work designed to provide field mapping and data collection skills.
How are you assessed?
Assessment is varied, aimed at developing skills relevant to a range of working environments. Here's how we assess your work:
poster and oral presentations,
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|