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    Flood risk management
    A 21st century challenge
    2.3 billion people are affected each year by flooding.
    There is a shortage of flood risk professionals.
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    Interdisciplinary master
    A unique combination of science, engineering and socioeconomic aspects.
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    Excellent job prospects
    Find work worldwide in private companies, state organisations
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    International community
    Make friends and contacts all over the world.

FLOODRisk: a two-year international master programme

The unique 2-year FLOODRisk master programme integrates science, engineering and socioeconomic topics through a range of courses taught by leading experts at four European universities: Technical University of Dresden (Germany), IHE Delft (Netherlands), Technical University of Catalonia (Spain) and University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Successful students graduate with MSc degrees from TU Dresden and IHE Delft. A 2016 survey of our graduates revealed that 91% are currently employed, 97% of which are working in the water sector.

Semester 1
TU Dresden, Germany

The programme starts with the first semester at TUD, where students take either non-engineering or engineering subjects to complement their background and build a solid foundation for everyone. A fieldtrip to flood-prone areas is organised.

Semester 2
IHE Delft, Netherlands

At IHE Delft the students join IHE's Hydroinformatics programme, focussing on different types of modelling. On real case studies students learn how to apply and integrate various types of modelling and decision support systems. An international fieldtrip is offered as well.

Semester 3
UPC, Spain and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

During the third semester the students take more specialised modules, such as Debris Flow and Coastal Flooding (including fieldtrips). The last part of the third semester is conducted at University of Ljubljana where the students study spatial planning and socio-economic and institutional frameworks for flood risk management.

Semester 4
Research thesis

During the thesis phase the students, while remaining associated with one partner, may occasionally carry out the research together with an industrial partner (which may be an Associated Member or not).

Graduate career examples

Nikeh Booister, graduated 2015 Consultant // SWECO, Netherlands
Co-owner // Floodcom, Netherlands
Lydia Cumiskey, graduated 2013 PhD // Middlesex University, UK
Consultant // Deltares, Netherlands
Chinaporn Meechaiya, graduated 2015 Senior Hydrologist // Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand
Robert Šakić Trogrlić, graduated 2015 Doctoral researcher // Heriot-Watt University, UK


Apply today using our online application form

Deadline: 31 May 2019 (non-EU applicants) / 30 June 2019 (EU applicants)

Deadlines Erasmus Mundus Scholarship: 15th January (applicants from partner countries) / 15th February (applicants from programme countries)