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MSc Flood and Coastal Risk Management (part time)

Course Duration: 24 months


This specialist programme is aimed at professionals who want to gain and apply technical skills and knowledge in the water, environment and flood risk management sector.

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

  • Flexible delivery enables you to continue working whilst studying
  • Gain technical skills and knowledge that can be directly applied to a wide range of roles and disciplines in the water, environment and flood risk management sector
  • Start at any time throughout the year
  • Delivered by practitioners who are experts in their field

The course material will be delivered in partnership with industry leading specialists at JBA Consulting who have extensive experience of delivering training and education, particularly to enable practical application in a professional context.

The programme comprises six core modules and two optional modules plus a dissertation project. This project may be undertaken with your current employer in the water/environmental sector, with another organisation in the water sector or as part of one of Lancaster's research teams.


Delivery can be tailored to individual needs to provide accessible training and allow the course to be taken whilst working. Delegates can choose from the core and optional modules, each of which is worth 15 credits.

Each module comprises five days of teaching that will be delivered at Lancaster Environment Centre in blocks of two or three days; the exceptions are optional module LEC.467 delivered over five contiguous days, and optional LEC.402 delivered over 10 weeks. Modules include seminars, workshops, practical demonstrations, case studies and/or site visits and are focused on the practical application of skills and techniques.


Lancaster Environment Centre is a community of high-achieving students, world-class environmental researchers, government scientists and enterprises working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges. Lancaster’s Graduate School for the Environment harnesses the power of three of the world’s foremost research organisations to give students the best possible chance of enjoying productive, impactful and influential careers. Background reading and learning resources will be provided to allow you to complete pre and post-course learning in your own time.