Taught course

Flood and Coastal Risk Management (PgDip/PgCert/MSc)

Institution
Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre
Qualifications
PGCertMScPGDip

Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a science or engineering subject that includes hydrology modules; for example Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Natural Sciences, etc. We will consider applicants with considerable experience and in-work training in hydrology or flood risk.

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you also need to provide:

A copy of your current CV detailing your related training and/or professional experience to date
Two references, ideally from someone who can comment on your academic ability

Months of entry

October

Course content

In partnership with JBA Consulting, a specialist water environment and flood risk management consultancy, we have developed a part-time programme for water and environmental practitioners focused on the application of technical skills and best practice techniques.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the programme aims to strengthen your career development prospects in the growing flood and coastal risk management sector.

You will have the opportunity to study eight taught modules (120 credits) and undertake a research project (60 credit module). The modules cover a range of fundamental and innovative topics and are taught jointly with JBA Consulting, the Environment Agency and the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. By drawing upon their expertise, you will develop your specialist skills and experience, alongside insight into the latest ideas and practices within the UK and international flood and coastal risk management sector. These modules may be studied over a two to five year period, to suit your employment commitments.

As part of your study, you will be able to attend field trips and will complete a major project, allowing you to develop and enhance your research, data-handling, evaluation and report writing skills, as well as your ability to communicate and present complex topics to a range of audiences. These highly transferable skills will be invaluable in your career development and progression. The major project will also be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your independent learning, as you put theory into practice and bring together all of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained. Your project may be undertaken on a topic pertinent to your current employment.

Undertaking both the taught modules and the research project will ensure you have the breadth and depth of knowledge required to successfully contribute to the developing water sector in the UK and internationally. You will be equipped to make informed decisions and progress in your career.

The fees are paid annually for the modules undertaken in that academic year.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032