Masters Scholarship for Flood Risk Management (MSc)

University of Hull

Kingston upon Hull, , GB

Thanks to University of Hull Donors and Alumni, scholarships worth £5,000 each are offered to up to six students studying MSc Flood Risk Management, starting September 2020.

The scholarship is for students who meet the following criteria:

  • You have applied for a place on MSc Flood Risk Management (if you haven’t yet applied, please do so here)
  • You’re not already qualified at Masters level, or higher.


For Home students any one of the following:

  • You have been awarded/predicted a First Class undergraduate degree
  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14
  • You have a disability
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member
  • You are from a low-income background evidenced by receipt of maintenance grant and/or a higher rate of maintenance loan during undergraduate studies
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group
  • You have been recognised as a refugee or asylum seeker or been granted humanitarian protection status by the UK government, or are the partner or child of someone who has been granted refugee, asylum seeker or humanitarian protection status

For EU and International students the following:

  • You have been awarded/predicted a First Class undergraduate degree

Further details on how to apply for this Scholarship are on the University of Hull website.

Applications for the Scholarship close on 28/08/2020; you can continue to apply for the Masters during August.

About the course

With an uncertain future climate, global flood risk is set to double by 2050. Key organisations including the Environment Agency, local authorities and leading consultancies are experiencing a shortage of talented people with the skills required to build resilience into flood event preparation, response and recovery.

This pioneering new MSc programme 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.

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.

The Humber region is pioneering the development of resilient communities through internationally recognised initiatives like ‘Living With Water‘, Hull being one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s five global cities that demonstrate future water resilience. Your learning will be informed by the Energy and Environment Institute’s research activities and strong links with regional and national flood risk agencies, helping you start a career that contributes to innovative solutions to help our society live with future flood risks.

For more information see our course page





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