12 months
11000 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
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This pioneering new Flood Risk Management 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.

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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

Future prospects

The Flood Risk Management programme at the University of Hull 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.

Programme Structure

Teaching will cover:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.
  • Similarly, if you do not hold a degree but have relevant professional experience and training, we would welcome your application.
  • This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK (part-time): £610 (10 credits), £1,220 (20 credits), £3,665 (60 credits), £5,500 (90 credits)

Living costs for Hull

729 - 1384 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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