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Course summary

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.

Modules

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

Assessment method

The Programme Leader for the MSc Flood Risk Management is Dr Steven Forrest. The teaching programme runs over two semesters. All the modules detailed below are compulsory. Each module is worth 20 credits; students take 60 credits in each of the two semesters and then 60 credits for the dissertation.


How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications. If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes.

Entry requirements

Normally 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.


English language requirements

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/admissions/english-language-requirements

https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/admissions/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £13000 Whole course
England £13000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13000 Whole course
Scotland £13000 Whole course
Wales £13000 Whole course
Channel Islands £13000 Whole course
EU £18000 Whole course
International £18000 Whole course

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to change
MSc Flood Risk Management at University of Hull - UCAS