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MSc Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management (MSc EEDM)

This UCL MSc programme combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of risk management, resilience and catastrophe modelling for natural hazards.

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Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc aims to develop engineers who can deliver and design holistic solutions and are able to work in engineering, catastrophe modelling and disaster risk management. The programme also aims to improve your employability in the construction industry as well as the insurance and finance sectors, while providing essential skills to those foreseeing careers in improving structural resilience.

Students have the opportunity to engage and work alongside academics, plus a wide range of industrial partners and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), on cutting-edge research through modules, seminars and the dissertation. Take a look at our EPICentre Seminars & Discussions article for further information.

In addition, students will benefit from a week-long field trip to a recent major earthquake site to observe the extent of the destruction and the latest structural strengthening techniques. Read our Seismic Field Trip 2019 news article to discover more. 

The MSc programme is accredited by the UK Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), and is recognised by the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) and the Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE), meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Visit the Engineering Council website to find out more.

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To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

This MSc programme is offered as part of UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE). To discover more about what our Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc alumni have to say about their experience, please visit our Life at CEGE page.

Course information

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma consisting of six core modules (90 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits), studied full-time over nine months, is also offered.

Module information is available via pdf below:

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Terms (T1, T2) are indicated in brackets.

Dissertation / Research Project

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.

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