Event Information

Join Dr David Soper for an introduction to postgraduate opportunities in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham

This programme is designed for civil engineering graduates and graduates with related degrees wishing to study a general Masters-level course rather than specialise in one subject area. You can tailor your studies to meet the needs of your chosen career path by selecting from a wide range of modules.

Being flexible in its nature, this Civil Engineering MSc/PG Diploma permits you to tailor the programme of studies to suit your own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students.

Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study. Please enquire if this applies in your particular case and we will make an assessment based on previous study and experience.

The taught element of your course takes place between September and May, and your individual research project will be undertaken from May to September. You can transfer from the Postgraduate Diploma to the MSc programme, upon completion of the Diploma, provided you satisfy the MSc requirements.

You will develop a broad knowledge base and understanding of the civil engineering profession and acquire problem-solving, team working, and communication skills; all essential when dealing with complex issues in this multi-disciplinary profession. Our graduates enjoy worldwide careers in consultancy, contracting industry, or choose a career which is underpinned by a good understanding of civil engineering. 

Our programmes:

With more than 600 taught programmes and a range of research opportunities, Birmingham is one of the most popular UK universities for postgraduate study. The University offers a range of study options – from part-time courses and distance learning to microcredentials and overseas faculties. You can explore and learn more about our courses here.

Meet us:

We hold events both on and off campus so you can see and get to know Birmingham for yourself! Our annual Postgraduate Open Days are a great way to learn more about the University, our community, your course of interest and of course our campus! If you’re not able to make it to Birmingham – our regular online Q&A sessions and events lets you chat with current students, academics, and members of the postgraduate recruitment team. You can find out more about our events here.

Chat to us:

There’s no better way to learn more about the university, community, and the student experience, than through our students. You can chat to our postgraduate ambassadors via Unibuddy to gain first hand knowledge on studying at the University of Birmingham.

Funding your studies:

We understand that continuing your education to postgraduate level is a significant financial investment. From cash payments to full tuition fee waivers, we are committed to alleviating financial barriers to support you in taking your next steps on our courses beginning in 2024. You can explore our database to find a scholarship or funding opportunity that’s right for you.