University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Civil Engineering and Surveying

Civil engineers are at the forefront of developing sustainable societies and many find themselves dealing with important social and environmental issues; research reflects this multi-disciplinary activity by collaborating on joint projects with surveyors, mathematicians, chemists and microbiologists across the globe; the institution has constructed sewage treatment systems, using ponds and reed beds, as far away as Egypt and Colombia; this work has recently extended to Thailand to help with recovery in tsunami-hit areas.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Areas of study: Geotechnology; management in construction; structural analysis and design; environmental management; management of traffic; construction material engineering; tunnels and underground excavation; life cycle of structures; shoreline management; strategic management in construction; ground engineering; waste disposal and remediation; rock slope stability and surface excavation; ground investigation and assessment; groundwater hydrology.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2555