University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Concrete Technology (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is the only MSc focussing specifically on concrete technology. As such, it is recognised by the Institute of Concrete Technology as meeting the requirements for professional membership (MICT). The part-time, distance learning Masters course has been designed to develop the next generation of senior construction professionals working in design of concrete mixes, concrete production and construction. It will provide you with advanced, in-depth knowledge of both the theory and practical application of concrete technology to prepare you for a variety of senior roles. You’ll gain academic expertise using a range of online resources that have been developed to give you the flexibility to study around your work and personal lives. The final year of the MSc offers you the chance to conduct your own research project – a chance to focus on a single topic and demonstrate valuable skills when you present your findings in a comprehensive technical report. Approved prior learning Students who have approved prior learning meeting our requirements may complete just the research project over 12 months part-time to graduate with an MSc. Course highlights

  • Our courses are shaped by our world-leading research in the field of cement and concrete engineering.
  • You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of their fields, who are passionate about the subjects they teach with strong industrial links.
  • The course has been developed in association with the Institute of Concrete Technology.
  • The course has been designed to fit around your working life. There are no exams. Instead you are assessed by a combination of group and individual assignments, plus short online multiple choice quizzes.
  • Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from a structured support system, with module tutors who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.
Active research environment You will be taught by a team of academics and researchers who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and part of the Materials and Structures research group. The tutors are also active members of the Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering. This course is studied part-time over 36 months. You can also study for a PGDip qualification over 24 months, which means you’ll study the same content without completing a research project.

Course details


Compulsory modules: Constituent materials of concrete; cement and concrete properties; testing, quality assurance, repair and maintenance of concrete structures; concrete production, processes, applications and construction practice; independent research project.

Assessment method

Each module contains a mixture of group and individual assessment; with in-depth problem-based assessment complemented by questions probing your understanding of concrete technology, and by online assessment. These will evaluate your problem-solving skills as well as the breadth and depth of your understanding of the topics covered.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:2 (hons) in Civil engineering or a related discipline. We will also consider applications from candidates with at least 5 years’ experience at senior managerial level in concrete plant and concrete constructions. This will need to be independently verifiable. If you have passed the Institute of Concrete Technology exam stages 1-3, you’ll be eligible for approved prior learning which would allow you to be admitted to the PGDip or MSc (Eng). If you have passed stage 4, you’ll be eligible for approved prior learning so that if you undertake the 60-credit research project over 12 months part-time, you’ll graduate with an MSc (Eng) from the University of Leeds. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

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Advanced Concrete Technology at University of Leeds - UCAS