This program aims to train a new generation of flood risk management specialists who can lead, develop and implement knowledge in this area in their own countries and institutions. Through theoretical, practical and computational (informatics) components, the program provides the opportunity for graduates from a range of disciplines to enhance their knowledge of the water environment and flood risk management. This flexible learning program is designed to provide training for recent graduates in full-time employment in industry. For the MSc you take a selection of taught modules (100 credits) and a work-based dissertation (80 credits). Compulsory modules (90 credits) include: introduction to flood risk management; meteorology, flood hydrology and climate change; data and information capture, retrieval and analysis; flood estimation and modeling; options for flood risk management; real-time flood forecasting and warning systems; flood management governance, planning and project appraisal; asset management of flood defenses and dams; coastal flood risk. An optional module (10 credits) is then taken: either sustainability and water resources or catchment modeling. For the Diploma you take a selection of taught modules (80 credits) and a work-based dissertation (40 credits).
This program has been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.