About the course
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.
You could be eligible for £5,000 to support your studies.
What’s more, we are offering six students a scholarship worth £5,000 to support their studies.
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Final validation pending
We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466850 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.
What you'll study
The teaching programme runs over two semesters. All modules 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.
Modules are currently undergoing planning consent but teaching will cover:
- Drivers and impacts of flood hazards
- Innovative new approaches to flood risk management
- Flood dynamics and catchment management
- Flood risk reduction
- Flood adaptation and control methods
- Multi-agency management of flood incidents
The Summer Dissertation consists of an individually supervised research project often undertaken in association with local authorities, business or industry.
Subject to validation. We're still finalising this programme, check back soon for module information.