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University of Chester

Flood Risk Assessment, Modelling and Engineering

Parkgate Road Campus
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Rank: 88 (UKEAS)

Location: Parkgate Road Campus

Website: www1.chester.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/10/01

Duration: 12 months


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Description

University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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), resilience and adaptation, natural flood management or flood mapping technologies. 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' (classroom/field-based block delivery and online learning) 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.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree (2:2 or higher) or international equivalent in environmental sciences, geography, geology, engineering or allied disciplines; or five years' work experience in water, flood and/or environmental management. Students must have access to a computing device which is connected to the internet to engage with the course.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)


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About this university

International students

There are an average of 130 countries represented among the student body at Chester and there are country specific information portals on the website to begin the process of applying to one of its courses. There is also help and advice on hand to assist those from outside the UK in adapting to their new home, ranging from immigration and visas advice to financial guidance, help with finding part time work and accommodation assistance. Chester Student's Union is at the heart of extracurricular activities as well as supporting and representing the student body. The union operates a bar on the main campus as well as another in Warrington and three shops. There are also some 75 clubs and societies to get involves with. The sports clubs take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sports leagues as well as inter-campus competitions called Varsity. Away from sports, there are many interest based societies, arts and performance groups and even student media such as the radio station, known as Cat Radio, broadcasting daily from the Warrington campus.

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