UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management

The programme combines specialist earthquake engineering knowledge with an understanding of the social, economic and political impact of earthquake events in order to produce engineers who can provides holistic design solutions and are able to work in both engineering and disaster management roles.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; extensive work experience covering related areas are considered in addition to academic qualifications.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Engineering seismology and earthquake geotechnics; structural dynamics; disaster risk reduction; introduction to seismic design of structures; advanced seismic design structures; seismic risk assessment; seismic loss mitigation and strengthening of low-engineered buildings. Options: Advanced structural analysis; earthquake seismology and earthquake hazard; finite element modelling and numerical methods; natural and environmental disasters; integrating science into risk and disaster reduction.

Assessment methods

Taught modules have been developed and are delivered in collaboration with experts from industry and non-governmental organisations. In addition a field trip is organised every year to an earthquake affected region.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,725 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Variable - 5 years
PgDip Variable - 5 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 4046