Masters in Flood Risk Assessment,
Modelling & Engineering
CIWEM Accredited Course
Applications now open for 2020/21 entry
The Department of Geography and International Development at the University of Chester is offering a Masters programme in Flood Risk Assessment, Modelling and Engineering (FRAME) that addresses challenges and skills gaps in the area of flood risk management and engineering.The Masters programme is designed to enable participants to stay in employment while pursuing postgraduate study through an innovative delivery model that involves a combination of classroom-based activities, fieldwork (virtual, local and international), online delivery and engagement with flood practitioners.
The programme utilises the latest innovative technologies, including Augmented and Virtual reality, drone mapping and virtual fieldwork. Key modules focus on flood modelling and GIS, urban drainage design and engineering, natural flood management and sustainable drainage systems, resilience and adaptation, and risk communication.
Our current cohort of students include recent graduates from a range of subject areas including geography, civil engineering and law. We also have students who are working as full time staff from lead local flood authorities, environmental consultants, civil engineering firms and are working towards their Masters on either a part-time or a full-time basis.
“The modules are enjoyable and challenging without being isolating. Using mini quizzes and asking questions keeps students engaged. Especially as it’s a mainly online course. I think all the lecturers I’ve had so far are brilliant at engaging everyone and clearly passionate about what they’re teaching.” Current MSc Student (part-time student, also working full time in public sector)
“It feels like you don’t just want us to do well academically, but prosper as individuals, which is a good feeling!” Current MSc Student (part-time student, also working full time in public sector)
“Lessons learned from the FRAME course in general are already being fed into real world situations [within my role at work]” Current MSc Student (full-time student, also working full time in private sector)
“Enjoying it immensely and only wish I’d done it earlier in my career” Current MSc Student (part-time student, also working full time in public sector)
“The good things about the online sessions are the fact that I can watch and participate with lectures from home” Current MSc Student (full-time student)
For more information please contact:
Dr. Katharine Welsh
Department of Geography and International Development
University of Chester, Chester, CH1 4BJ, United Kingdom