MSc Flood Risk Management

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    1 Year FT

    2/3/4 Years PT

Course Description

With an uncertain future climate, there’s a national demand for a new generation of professionals who’ll maintain the UK’s world-leading expertise in managing flood risks.

The global flood risk is set to double by 2050 and key organisations including the Environment Agency, local authorities and leading consultancies are experiencing a shortage of talented people with the skills required to build resilience into flood event preparation, response and recovery.

This pioneering new MSc programme from the Energy and Environment Institute builds on the University of Hull’s expertise around the drivers and impacts of flood hazards to understand the application of innovative new approaches to flood risk management and equip you for a career in the expanding flood risk sector.

You will gain practical and academic experience in flood dynamics and catchment management, taught by leading academics and industry experts. You’ll learn about different types of flood risk reduction through site visits to pioneering flood protection and management schemes, like ‘Slowing the Flow’ in Pickering and urban water basins protecting the city of Hull. You’ll gain experience of flood adaptation and control methods, and learn how flood incidents are managed by multi-agency response units

The Humber region is pioneering the development of resilient communities through internationally recognised initiatives like ‘Living With Water’, which has helped Hull become one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s five global cities that demonstrate future water resilience. Your learning will be informed by the Energy and Environment Institute’s research activities and strong links with regional and national flood risk agencies, helping you start a career that contributes to innovative solutions to help our society live with future flood risks.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelor Honours degree (2.1. or above), or international equivalent, in any discipline and GCSE Maths or equivalent. We are looking for a real interest and passion for flood risk management and will consider applicants from all backgrounds.

In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).


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Student Destinations

The Flood Risk Management Masters programme provides the essential background knowledge and key transferable skills for students to gain employment in the flood risk management sector. The course will cover the most up to date knowledge of innovations in flood risk management and resilience and enables students to gain a comprehensive overview of the sector combined with the opportunity to specialise.

The University of Hull’s expertise in flood risk management and the Energy and Environment Institute’s partnerships with innovative agencies including the ‘Living with Water’ partnership makes us the ideal location for students hoping to pursue a career in the flood risk management industry. The course has been specifically designed by leading academics in close consultation with industry experts to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the flood sector. The course content will also prepare students for careers in the wider environment sector, with local authorities or in environmental consultancy.

This MSc degree is specifically designed to combine theoretical studies with hands-on practical work to make you highly employable for careers in industry, consultancy, government, academia or NGOs, both nationally and internationally.

The programme is also suitable as preparation for a PhD for anyone interested in further research in flood risk management.

Module Details

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Water in the Environment

Flood Impacts: Living with Floods

Flood Resilience: Living with Water

Modelling Flood Events

Flood Adaptation and Mitigation

Managing Flood Incidents

Flood Risk Management Dissertation Project

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