City, University of London

Course Introduction

This course is for professional engineers who want to specialise in structural engineering or move into this area of expertise within their existing career. Normally students have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline. Students who don’t have qualifications in civil engineering usually have some relevant work experience in civil engineering structures so they are familiar with working within the specific technical domain.

From analysing how carbon nanofibers can prevent corrosion in concrete to gaining insight from experts developing the new Forth Bridge, this MSc in Civil Engineering Structures has been designed to be broad in scope so you can develop your own area of structural engineering expertise.

As a department, we are interested in defining new structural forms and the new materials we could use to create them. We believe civil engineering is a creative and collaborative profession, as much as a technical one. This course gives you the tools to immerse yourself in both the analytical and experimental side of the subject, so you can investigate diverse problems to generate your own structural solutions.

The Civil Engineering Structures MSc mirrors industry practice, so you will work in groups with your peers from the first term onwards and learn from a group of world'leading engineers with diverse research strengths. From earthquake engineering to sustainable construction, you have the opportunity to learn in breadth and depth using high'end industry software to develop conceptual solutions for real'world project.

Course Modules

Core modules:

Advanced structural analysis and stability (20 credits);

Finite element methods (15 credits);

Dynamics of structures (15 credits);

Structural reliability and risk (10 credits);

Design of concrete structures (15 credits);

Design of steel and composite structures (15 credits);

Dissertation for MSc degree (Research Skills and Individual Project) (60 credits).

Elective modules

You will be able to study two of the following elective modules:

Analysis of steel and concrete structures for blast and fire exposure (15 credits);

Bridge engineering (15 credits);

Earthquake analysis of structures (15 credits).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,500 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,000 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,500 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should hold a second-class honours degree in civil engineering or a relevant subject or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • Other Suitable Qualifications:
  • INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes -
  • If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree.
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London:
  • Additionally, City in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to City is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.