UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Postgraduate taught

Our MSc and MRes programmes cover all major areas of civil, environmental and geomatic engineering.

At postgraduate level, we offer specialist taught Master's degree programmes, covering a broad range of disciplines in civil, environmental and geomatic engineering, reflecting the wide spectrum of specialities and expertise within the department.

We also offer an MRes in Urban Sustainability and Research, where students take two modules and also complete an independent research project. 

All our postgraduate taught programmes place a strong emphasis on developing skills within a teamwork environment, equipping our students for professional careers in engineering science.

Did you know?

UCL is ranked 10th in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering has extensive links to industry through professional engineers who deliver lectures and seminars, and support students on their research projects as industrial supervisors. World leading institutions, such as Port of London Authority, one of the most advanced port hydrography departments in the world, provide additional training and facilities on relevant programmes. 

All of our PGT programmes offer one year full time modes, but a number are also offered either part time over two years, or flexibly up to five years, allowing greater choice for those who wish to continue their studies. Please check the relevant UCL prospectus pages for further details. 

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Civil Engineering MSc

Our varied Civil Engineering MSc routes aim to equip students with the skills of analysis and design necessary for employment as professional civil engineers, alongside giving a solid academic background for becoming chartered engineers.

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Civil Engineering Graduate Diploma

This programme enables applicants with a degree in a related subject to take a qualifying year before moving into a Civil or Structural Engineering MSc programme.

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Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc

This programme combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of risk modelling for natural hazards.

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Engineering for International Development MSc

This programme will create future engineers who can work in a global context and with the skills and understanding to address the challenges of poverty worldwide.

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Environmental Systems Engineering MSc

This interdisciplinary Master's programme presents environmental issues and technologies within a systems engineering context.

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Geospatial Sciences MSc routes

The Geospatial Sciences MSc programmes teach students the theory, tools and techniques for working with geospatial data, from acquisition to processing to analysis. Students can choose routes specialising in BIM and Surveying, GIS and Computing or Hydrographic Surveying.

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Spatio-Temporal Analytics and Big Data Mining MSc

This MSc teaches the foundations of GIS, database, spatial analysis, data mining and analytics. Students will be able to analyse, represent and model large and complex spatio-temporal datasets.

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Transport MSc routes

These intercollegiate MScs, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, bring together the transport research and training capabilities of both universities' civil engineering departments.

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Urban Railways MSc

This MSc provides you with new transferable skills (including big data management and system integration skills) required for the 21st-century urban railways. 


Urban Sustainability and Resilience MRes

Students will learn about the research process and methodologies, and gain an understanding of policies, processes, technologies and materials available to shape the future of the urban environment.

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Banking and Digital Finance MSc

The dynamic Banking and Digital Finance MSc is taught by the UCL Institute of Finance and Technology, and aims to give students a systematic understanding of advanced financial technological applications, helping them become leaders in their field. Visit the IFT's website to find out more.