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MSc - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering


Online University of Surrey    Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Full time & Part time October, February MSc Full-time: 1 year; part-time 5 years; distance learning 5 years

About the course

Why choose this course

Geotechnical engineering – the mechanics of the Earth’s materials – is a sector with a huge global skills shortage. This means that well-trained geotechnical engineers are in high demand. 

Our MSc will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue an exciting career in the geotechnical engineering sector, including offshore and earthquake geotechnics. 

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of 50% in a UK honours degree in Civil Engineering (or Geology, Engineering Geology and other allied subjects), or equivalent recognised international degree. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis, based on strength in specific subjects related to the MSc Programme and/or professional experience.



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Scholarships

If you are a fully self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you may be eligible for a 20 per cent discount on our taught postgraduate masters programme fees.

The discount applies to:

September/October 2021 entrants
February 2021 entrants
February 2022 entrants. Note: if applicable and Masters programmes are running with a February intake for the 2021/22 academic year.

This scheme is only open to 2021 postgraduate taught entry students who are not in receipt of any external sponsorship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

Self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk.


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Surrey is pleased to announce that we will be running the Surrey International Masters Scholarship for new masters students coming to Surrey in 2022 from seven different countries. Awards of £2,500 are available to all applicants holding a Surrey offer to study a full-time masters programme in February 2022, (except the Surrey MBA). All successful offer holders will be awarded a tuition fee discount of £2,500 on the first-year fees

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,500

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, applicants must:
Be domiciled in India, Thailand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam or Ghana.
Hold an offer for a full-time masters programme (except MBA).
Meet all the conditions of your offer.
Be an overseas fee-paying student (this scholarship is not available for students eligible for UK fees).
Be self-funded (you must be paying for your studies independently rather than being sponsored or in receipt of another scholarship. You may, however, also be in receipt of the Surrey alumni discount).
Be registering on the first year of a full-time Masters programme with a February 2022 start date.

Application Procedure

There is no formal application for this scholarship. All offer holders will be considered against the stated criteria and, if successful, the award will be paid in the form of a tuition fee discount. This discount will not appear on your offer letter, but will be applied to your CAS letter.

For programmes of more than one year the award is payable for the first year of study only.

Final decisions on the eligibility of applicants and allocation of scholarships will be made by the University of Surrey’s International Student Recruitment Office.


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The scholarship is awarded as either a £5,000 or £10,000 fee waiver. The scheme is application based and awards are decided by a scholarship awards panel.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000 and £10,000

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to self-funded international fee-paying students regardless of nationality or domicile. It is applicable for all taught masters programmes in the subject areas listed below:

Chemical and process engineering
Civil and environmental engineering
Criminology
Economics
Electrical and electronic engineering
Environment and sustainability
Food, nutrition and dietetics
Mathematics
Physics
Politics and international relations
Psychology
Sociology.

Application Procedure

This scholarship is application-based. Surrey offer-holders may apply via the online form.

Applications open 1 December 2021 (1 July for February 2023)
Applications are reviewed monthly starting in January
You must have an offer from the University to complete the scholarship application form.
Please note that this award can't be combined with the International Masters Scholarship or the alumni discount.

For application enquiries please contact international@surrey.ac.uk.


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