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University of Dundee

Water Hazards, Risk and Resilience

The programme offers an applied interdisciplinary approach to real world case studies and problems faced by environmental agencies, local and regional councils, as well as government level implementation of a robust hazard policy. With a potential increase in intensity and duration of water hazards associated with on-going climate change, the course is well placed to address a real need for graduates with hazard analysis and assessment expertise across a wide range of sectors.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree is required in geography; environmental science; geoscience; social sciences; civil engineering or related fields. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Semester 1: water hazard geoscience; field course. 1 elective: adv. catchment hydrology (flood hydrology); adv. catchment hydrology (monitoring and modelling). Semester 2: hazards and society; research methods. 1 elective: applied GIS geospatial modelling/spatial analysis with GIS; remote sensing/lidar; questionnaire design and quantitative methods. Semester 3: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments are through a blend of written assignments and reports, oral presentations, case study based problem solving and a major research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

10 SFC-funded places available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01382 383838