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Tunnelling and Underground Space - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space can be studied as a full-time one-year course or part-time over two years.

It is supported by the British Tunnelling Society and endorsed by the International Tunnelling Association, and 20% of teaching is delivered by guest lecturers from industry.

This ensures that the course is relevant, and specialist subjects or interesting case studies are presented by the experts with first-hand experience of design and construction.

Eight core modules cover the essential elements of tunnelling and underground space design and construction.

The contact time for each module is in one week, Monday to Friday. This enables part-time students to continue working while doing the MSc, and also enables people.

  • Tunnel Design
  • Geological Investigation and Ground Characterisation
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
  • Underground Construction Methods
  • Construction Management
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Finite Element Methods for Tunnelling
  • Rock Mechanics

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project.

For full-time students the project is a group design project, giving excellent preparation for industry. Part-time students undertake an individual project.


Class tests, written coursework submissions, presentations and final examinations.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: International Design Consultants.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Contractors; Tunnel Asset Owners; Tunnel Engineering Departments.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

School of Engineering

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640 per year

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £12,320 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.