MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience
This MSc programme gives you the opportunity to study in the UK's leading earthquake laboratory, to visit an earthquake site and to be taught by world-class industry experts.
You will be taught by many more world-class members of the Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering research group.
Over the duration of the programme you'll be taught by academics in the field of earthquake engineering, such as:
Prof Anastasios Sextos
Professor of Earthquake Engineering, Head of Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering Research Group
Prof George Mylonakis
Chair of Goetechnics and Soil-structure interaction
Dr Liz Holcombe
Disaster Risk Reduction
Dr Flavia De Luca
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Dr Adam Crewe
Reader in Earthquake Engineering
Dr Nicholas Alexander
Reader in Structural Dynamics
As a student of this programme you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
A unique multi-million pound earthquake engineering laboratory equipped with a 3mx3m shaking-table earthquake simulator. This is the only one within the UK and is one of the best in Europe.
Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) facility
We have secured funding for a new £12 million world leading Earthquake Engineering Laboratory to build the new National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Facility, due to open in 2020. This is part of £138 million capital investment in civil infrastructure. Given the foreseen research in support of the facility construction, this is deemed the best period for pursuing postgraduate studies in Bristol.
New Engineering wing
The new wing is a £19 million plus investment to support teaching and learning to equip the whole Faculty of Engineering well into the 21st Century.
Five-day field trip
You'll have the opportunity to spend five days visiting an earthquake affected area in South-East Europe. The field mission involves damage inspection and seismic pathology of structures. This trip is free, as part of the programme cost.
Below is footage from the 2019 field trip to Naples and the island of Ischia.
Watch our MSc Earthquake Engineering Students predict the outcome of an Earthquake simulation on model buildings made by undergraduate students.
Towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Our MSc Programme is accredited by the UK Joint Board of Moderators which means that the professional qualifications acquired through the MSc are recognised by the Institute of Civil Engineering and the Institute of Structural Engineers in the UK as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).