Taught course

Hazards and Resilience

University of Sheffield · Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in Civil and Structural Engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.
We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course covers the fundamental engineering concepts of hazards and resilience. You’ll gain the research skills necessary to independently formulate an approach to civil engineering problems and the technical skills needed to generate appropriate solutions. You’ll also explore how to apply these skills in a practical context.

The modules and dissertation topics reflect the unique research expertise of our academic staff, covering topics ranging from blast and impact engineering and fire engineering, to flooding and landslides. You’ll be encouraged to develop a holistic vision of the natural and man-made hazards that threaten our lives and infrastructure, and to understand how uncertainties about our future, such as access to resources, shape engineering solutions.

This course teaches you how to design with the least possible environmental impact. We offer a fresh perspective on solving the toughest global engineering problems, such as the causes and effects of climate change.

Our graduates are highly sought after, both nationally and internationally, given the global shortage of professionals with this unique understanding of resilience to hazards.

You’ll be taught by research-active academics at the forefront of their fields, and learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-solving classes, project classes, and classroom discussions.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions