MSc Structural Engineering / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2023

How to apply

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As there is high demand for this course we operate a  staged admissions process  with selection deadlines throughout the year. Please find more information in our  Application and Selection section.

Staged admissions

Applications to this course are considered through a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.

Due to the competition for places, we give preference to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements. Applicants to the Structural Engineering course are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in structural mechanics and design. If we make you an offer, you will have 6 weeks in which to accept. Offers that are not accepted within the 6 week period will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate in the next application stage.

Stage 1: Application deadline Friday 16 December 2022. Decision by Friday 17 February 2023.

Stage 2: Application deadline Friday 24 March 2023. Decision by Friday 02 June 2023.

Stage 3: Application deadline Friday 09 June 2023. Decision by Friday 07 July 2023.

Stage 4: Application deadline Friday 28 July 2023. Decision by Friday 25 August 2023.

We aim to give you a decision on your application in the decision period for your application stage. However, in some instances it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next stage due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received.

All places are subject to availability and some courses may close before the later stages. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle to secure a place with us. Applications received after the final deadline may be considered at our discretion if places are still available. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must meet all the conditions of their offer by 31 July 2023.

Advice to applicants

We require the following documents before we can consider your application:
  • Transcript of your studies to date including credit weighting and grades achieved. If your academic documents are in languages other than English, please provide them in their original version and official translations.
  • An official document from your university verifying your current weighted average mark (not arithmetic average) if this information is not included in your transcript of study.  Please note : where grades are given as a percentage, the weighted average mark must also be recorded as a percentage, not as a GPA grade. 
  • You will need to provide the name and contact details of one referee as part of your application.
  • Degree certificate if you have already graduated.
  • A CV if you graduated more than three years ago.

How your application is considered

We consider your full academic history including which course units you have taken and the marks obtained. Even if you have met our minimum entry requirements, we will take into account your marks in relevant course units in our final decision making.

If you graduated more than three years ago, we will also consider the information contained on your CV and any relevant work experience you have to assess if you are still able to fulfil the entry criteria.

Interview requirements

No interview is required for this course.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

CAS Information

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

If you have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 visa as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, please send a copy of your previous CAS statement to us as it will assist with the issue of your new CAS statement. This includes study in the UK on study abroad programmes and any study that you did not complete.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. The Admissions Team will contact you at the appropriate time.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are not accepted for this course. If you receive an offer and wish to be considered for the following year of entry, you will need to place a new application. Please be aware there is no guarantee of receiving another offer, and offer conditions are subject to change in line with entry requirements.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.