Imperial College London

Course Introduction

The course explores the properties of soils and soft rocks in relation to civil engineering, the theory of geomechanics and practical geotechnical engineering.

Course Modules

Advanced constitutive modelling; advanced soil properties; analysis and constitutive models; applied engineering geology coursework; consolidation and seepage; earth pressures; embankments and earthworks; engineering geology of soils and rocks; foundations; geotechnical processes; ground profiles and ground investigation; laboratory and field techniques; laboratory practical classes; partly saturated soil behaviour; rock strength and failure; stability of slopes; strength and deformation; fieldwork; dissertation; sustainable development.

Course Additional Entry

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (particularly in subjects such as civil engineering, as well as other branches of engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences and other numerate disciplines). Applicants with relevant industrial and professional experience may also be considered. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £27,900  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,000  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,950  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,500  Academic year. First year home fees