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Flood Risk Assessment, Modelling and Engineering MSc

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Parkgate Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

An innovative, applied and industry-focused flood management course with options of specialising in flood modelling, community resilience, natural flood management and/or urban drainage design.

Course overview

The postgraduate course in Flood Risk Assessment, Modelling and Engineering (FRAME) addresses challenges and skills gaps in the area of flood risk management and engineering. The course is designed for individuals working or intending to work in an industry related to flood management and seeking to develop/enhance knowledge and skills specific to a role in flood modelling, urban drainage design, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), community engagement, natural flood management or flood resilience planning. The course has been co-designed with flood risk practitioners and offers a flexible and applied approach, allowing participants the option to study while remaining in the workplace – putting theory into practice.

Why study this course with us?

FRAME offers a flexible and distinctive blended approach to acquiring a postgraduate qualification. The combination of on-site and online learning enables prospective students to study while remaining in the workplace should they wish to do so.

The course offers participants practical, flood-relevant experience that provides a sound basis to seek or continue a career in the water and environmental sectors.

You will gain experience by utilising the latest technological innovations in the field of flood risk assessment, including the following:

  • Augmented reality
  • Hazard simulations
  • Virtual tours
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • 3D mapping and modelling
  • Reality capture
  • Drone mapping
  • Advance flood visualisation

You will benefit from regular engagement with practitioners, enabling you to develop practical and applied knowledge and skills in flood management.

Key parts of the course are field visits to local, national and international sites to augment and enhance your knowledge and practical skills.

We will encourage you to undertake projects and work in collaboration with employers to address directly key societal and industry-focused challenges associated with flood risk.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 123 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    120 55%

    68th

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    76th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    39th

    20

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