Taught course

Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience

University of Bristol · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Civil, Mechanical or Information Engineering, Applied Physics, Geology or Mathematics. Other areas of Engineering may be considered. Applicants with a lower class of degree with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our aim is to produce the next generation of leaders in earthquake engineering risk assessment and natural disaster risk management who want to make an impact on the design of the built environment, the mitigation of seismic loss and the protection of human life.

This discipline demands world-class facilities and at Bristol, you will benefit from studying in one of the UK's leading centres for earthquake engineering. Here, you will have access to the state-of-the-art BLADE/EQUALS laboratory, including one of the most advanced earthquake shaking tables in Europe, as well as the new £12 million UKCRIC National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Laboratory, which will be operative from 2022.

Throughout the programme, you will work with expert staff and international partners, exposing you to the real-world challenges that engineers face. Industry links are integral to the programme and our graduates are highly sought after by major UK and international employers.

One of the many highlights of the programme is a field trip to an earthquake-affected area in southeastern Europe. Provided that travel is permitted, you will have the opportunity to visit structures designed with innovative methods to resist earthquake forces or inspect the damage in the recent aftermath of a seismic event. You will use modern tools for non-destructive material testing and remote imaging. The costs of the trip - accommodation, travel, daily subsidence and insurance expenses - are included within the tuition fee for this programme.

Visit the Department of Civil Engineering website to learn more about the MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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