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Full time January MSc Full-time: 18 months

About the course

Why this course?

Civil engineering develops and improves facilities and services that society needs – from the supply of clean water and energy to the design and construction of roads, railways and stations. Solving problems of air, land and water pollution and protecting society against natural disasters are also important aspects of civil engineering.

Engineering graduates are in high demand from recruiting companies worldwide.

This 18-month MSc course has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of engineering industries. As a Masters student, you’ll gain the specialist and generic skills necessary to lead future developments, with practical experience provided by the industrial placement or project.

The course has a significant design element based on the most up-to-date

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Entry Requirements

Normally, a first or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification).

Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered.

Lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (for example, relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation, very strong academic letter of reference, very strong application statement linking with career goals.)

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Where is University of Strathclyde


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Lorenzo Leoni

816.JPG My name is Lorenzo and I come from Italy. Since I gained my undergraduate degree in
Civil Engineering in my home country, I was really looking forward to add a postgraduate
course to my background, ideally from abroad. I can tell you that my experience in
Glasgow has proved amazing!
The MSc Geotechnics course I attended at the University of Strathclyde was really well
organised, with very interesting classes, highly-prepared lecturers and detailed lab tests.
A main feature was the collaboration with design engineers from industry, ready to
advise and share their experience. This made the course a great mix of theoretical and
practical aspects and really prepares students for the business world.
I'm now working in Genova, Italy as a consultant engineer for Wechselwirkung Studio
Italiano Snc, a company which provides services in the field of numerical Geotechnics.
Our intention is to employ the most current scientific knowledge in solving practical
problems. Using the newest constitutive models for Geomaterials, we strive to replicate
the interaction between soil and structures as accurately as possible, while optimizing
computational and material resources and taking into account the sustainability of
construction methods.
When I travelled to Glasgow almost two years ago, I was looking for a course that could
help me in filling the gap between my studies at the university and the business world in
general. In Italian universities, even for a quite practical subject like geotechnical
engineering, the link between theory and what the market requires from a consultant is
unfortunately weak. At Strathclyde I found exactly what I needed: helpful tutors, a great
course leader who was always willing to talk to me and give very useful suggestions and,
last but not least, the opportunity to work on real case studies with advisors from the
Then when you are not studying, the city of Glasgow offers you many cultural
opportunities: art museums, incredible parks, concerts, international parties with people
from all over the world and organised trips to the main key attractions in Scotland. A
really modern town for dynamic people!
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