PhD Degree in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE) is awarded by the Institute of Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS).

A ROSE PhD degree is awarded after a minimum period of 36 months and a transition from one of the master programmes offered by the UME School is possible.

The above effectively means that students who are first accepted into the MSc programme and then later become PhD students (by following the standard PhD application and admission procedure) may have their work and results obtained within the scope of their MSc programme recognised as fully valid to meet the PhD requirements, provided the higher performance standard required for PhD students is met.

Every student is supervised by a resident ROSE faculty member, i.e. a faculty member employed at IUSS, at the University of Pavia, at the EUCENTRE Foundation or at the GEM Foundation. However, it is also envisaged that work towards the preparation of the PhD thesis may be carried out in any institution where a non-resident ROSE faculty member is employed. For this purpose, PhD students are entitled to spend up to 18 months at a foreign university, upon agreement with the resident and the non-resident supervisor

The courses that have been offered within the ROSE Programme to date and upcoming courses for the next academic year can be viewed on the Taught Modules page, which the lecturers of the School are available on the Teaching Body page.

Further information on the application procedure for the PhD Degree in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE) can be found here.