UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Civil Engineering (with Seismic Design)

The course now offers five additional specialist routes which reflect the expertise within the department and expanding career paths of civil engineers. This programme is for those students who wish to combine a general MSc in the subject with the related discipline of seismic design.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in civil or structural engineering or a closely related subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria may be asked to provide a portfolio demonstrating existing engineering and design skills. For non-civil or structural engineering candidates we offer a graduate diploma in civil engineering, recognised by our accrediting body (the joint board of moderators), which can be used as a pre-qualifying year for the civil engineering Master's and its specialist routes.

Course modules

Seismic design of structures; structural dynamics; seismic risk assessment; project management (professional development module); advanced soil mechanics; advanced structures; anatomy of a railway; applied building information modelling; building engineering physics; coastal engineering; data analysis; engineering and international development; environmental modelling; environmental systems; GIS principles and technology; introduction to seismic design of structures; natural and environmental disasters; principles and practices of surveying; roads and underground infrastructure; systems, society and sustainability; urban flooding and drainage.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and field trips. The research project includes laboratory, computational or field work depending on the nature of the project. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, project reports and the research project.


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 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 4046