Flooding is the most prevalent recorded natural disaster on this planet, with a third of the world’s population impacted by flooding in the last two decades.
At the Flood Innovation Centre, we’re encouraging enhanced research and development in flood resilience by working with the University of Hull to provide a specialist postgraduate course in Flood Risk Management.
Supporting a generation of professionals who’ll benefit from the UK’s world-leading expertise in managing flood risks, the MSc builds on the University of Hull’s unparalleled knowledge around the drivers and impacts of flood hazards to understand the application of innovative new approaches to flood risk management; equipping students for a career in the expanding flood-risk sector.
With internationally recognised initiatives like Living with Water, and close relationships with flooding experts at the Environment Agency, Arup and other industry leaders, Hull has been paving the way in flood research and innovation and has been selected as one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s five global cities that demonstrate future water resilience. This means that as a student, you will witness first-hand the latest flood research developments and through the Flood Innovation Centre you will get the opportunity to work with businesses to contribute to innovative solutions that will help our society live with future flood risks.
Open for admission
Start dates each September
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2/3/4 years
This pioneering MSc programme, delivered by the Energy and Environment Institute, builds on the University of Hull’s academic expertise around the drivers and impacts of flood hazards to understand the application of innovative new approaches to flood-risk management, equipping students for a career in the expanding flood-risk sector.
Students will gain practical and academic experience in flood dynamics and catchment management. You’ll be taught by leading academics and industry experts, and have the opportunity to learn about different types of flood-risk reduction through site visits to flood protection and management schemes, like ‘Slowing the Flow’ in Pickering, North Yorkshire and flood alleviation basins protecting the city of Hull. Learners will gain experience of flood adaptation and control methods and learn how flood incidents are managed by multi-agency response units.
The MSc in Flood Risk Management will cover a range of topics including:
The University of Hull is leading the way in environmental change through a commitment to being carbon neutral by 2027. The University is also offering a range of specialist Degree, MSc and PhD qualifications in offshore wind, low carbon, the environment, clean energy and flood-risk management.
As we transition to a zero carbon economy, the University’s aim is to build a diverse talent pipeline to support the needs of these emerging industries, in response to a projected increase in the demand for skills to create a talented workforce in sectors relating to the environment.
Below you’ll find out more about the incredible opportunities available to develop the skills you need to become a future industry leader whilst ensuring our communities are prepared for ever-growing climate-change challenges and rising water levels.
The University of Hull’s investment in educational and training opportunities now offers a unique range of industry-leading undergraduate and postgraduate courses to create a strong and diverse workforce to benefit the Humber and beyond.
Consider the scientific, political and legal consequences of environmental change and management, and develop your understanding of the processes involved.
The only course of its kind, created and designed in conjunction with NEBOSH, offers those working in the environmental sector the opportunity to upskill.
Gain an understanding of wind, tidal, solar and hydro-power technologies through lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory.
Make a real impact in the oﬀshore wind industry with cross-disciplinary engagement of engineering, environmental science, industry and policy makers.
The first of its kind in the UK, develop specialist knowledge in offshore wind energy, engineering technologies, methods, practices and strategy.