MSc Structural Engineering

Structural engineers shape the world with their problem-solving abilities. This accredited course is offered to UK and overseas civil engineering and cognate science/engineering graduates wishing to specialise in structural engineering.

This specialist course is designed to provide advanced analytical and professional skills across planning, design and operational areas of timber, steel, concrete, sustainable composite and lightweight materials and structures. A technical focused MSc research project is also mandatory for students enrolled on this course.

  • This highly practical course is delivered with input from industry to help you establish or advance your career as a structural design engineer.
  • You will have the option to apply for a ‘work placement’ opportunity2, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.


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  • Connection Design - 15 credits
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis - 15 credits
  • Soil-Structure Interaction - 15 credits
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering - 15 credits
  • Plastic Theory of Structures - 15 credits
  • Pre-stressed and Composite Structures - 15 credits
  • Structural Health and Performance Assessment - 15 credits
  • Integrated Project - 15 credits
  • Technical Research Project - 50 credits
  • Supporting to Transition to Postgraduate Study - 0 credits
  • Preparing to Research - 0 credits
  • Leading Diverse Workforces - 10 credits
  • £18,600 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time