Careers and Skills
It's all go! It's fair to say that the MSc course has set me up for some great opportunities!Anna Coles, graduated with MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazard (2010-11)
Now that I have started work I really see the parallels that the hydrological hazards practicals were preparing us for the future work environment, or further study. The practicals definitely gave me a background which has helped me for my career in the flood risk sector.Charlotte Hawkins, MSc Risk and Environmental Hazards
The Masters Programmes in Risk will provide you with a range of skills and knowledge suitable in terms of a unique focus in risk combined with training in core interdisciplinary research methods. Since risk cannot be confined to one sole academic discipline, the Risk Masters draw on quantitative as well as qualitative studies. Students will learn and utilise research methods that examine risk in unique, interdisciplinary ways. We are committed to developing new ways of understanding and managing risk, bringing together disciplines and approaches in novel ways, and increasing resilience and well-being in the face of adversity.
Graduates from these programmes are therefore well suited to pursuing research degrees, risk-related consultancy and public sector work, the needs of catastrophe modelling within the insurance and reinsurance industries, the needs of health professionals, and the needs of government policy, including the public service (such as Civil Service).
Graduates from our first 2010 - 2011 cohort of students have gone on to a range of employment and career development opportunities including:
- Job with a leading environmental consultancy
- Funded PhD place at Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan (research on prairie hydrology and risk management)
- Emergency Management Analyst in USA
- Work experience placement with environmental consultancy
- Graduate job with in flood risk team at URS, Manchester
- Researcher in University, Munich
- Research internship at Oregon State University
Others students have gone on to jobs or further study not directly linked to their degree but drawing on the skills developed through the degree programme.