Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, M.Sc. | University College London (UCL) | London, United Kingdom
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Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management

12 months
35000 GBP/year
18000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc from University College London (UCL) combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of resilience and risk modelling for natural hazards.


The Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management programme from University College London (UCL) is designed to produce engineers who are able to work in the civil and structural engineering sector, as well as taking roles in risk and catastrophe modelling or disaster management.

Graduates of Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc will be able to:

  • Analyse, Design and Assess structures to current seismic codes, as well as modern unconventional methods.
  • Evaluate Vulnerability and Resilience of ordinary and special structures against earthquake and extreme loading conditions.
  • Determine the efficiency and economic viability of pre-disaster risk mitigation and post-disaster risk management solutions.


A week-long field trip is organised every year to an area which has recently suffered from a damaging earthquake, to observe the extent of the destruction and the latest structural strengthening techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Seismic Design of Structures
  • Seismic Risk Assessment
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Advanced Seismic Design of Structures
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Design and Analysis of Structural Systems
  • Finite-Element Modelling and Numerical Methods
  • Catastrophe Risk Modelling
  • Natural and Environmental Disasters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (such as engineering or architecture), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Extensive work experience covering related areas will be considered in addition to academic qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £9,000
  • International: £17,500

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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