Taught course

Earthquake and Structural Engineering

University of Brighton · School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering

Entry requirements

A lower second class degree in civil engineering. Candidates with an engineering or physical sciences degree, or with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This accredited Earthquake and and Structural Engineering MSc equips students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of advanced earthquake and structural engineering principles. As students develop their knowledge and skills in these core areas they learn how to apply them to the design and construction of resilient structures.

Students work on projects closely related to real-life scenarios. Combining theoretical and practical components students develop the engineering skills to deal with challenges that affect the long-term performance of new and existing structures and their surrounding environment to support sustainable development. Group projects develop leadership and team-working skills and an understanding of how different specialisms come together to successfully complete a project.

Students learn with a course team who are actively involved in research. Case studies, experimental results, and design and analysis theories from their research may be incorporated into core modules. Working closely with a member of the team students plan, research and produce a dissertation in an area which reflects their career interests. Students benefit from access to specialist software and experimental facilities such as software for non-linear seismic analysis, and a shake table.

On successful completion of the programme, you will graduate with a critical awareness of, and the ability to employ, current structural and earthquake engineering practices around the world.

AccreditationThis degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Visit the Earthquake and Structural Engineering (MSc) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

Please see the University of Brighton website for further information on on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644