Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning, Part-time)
A 2:2 (55%) honours degree or equivalent international qualification in any discipline. Equivalent professional qualification may be accepted in lieu of degree.
Months of entry
Our Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning) MSc is designed to develop careers for improving the delivery of water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure and services internationally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The programme provides knowledge of key concepts and principles to assess, design, implement and operate sustainable and equitable water and environmental sanitation infrastructure and services. It develops a critical approach to the global principles, and national and local practice, for achieving sustainable infrastructure and services for all consumers.
Our Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning) MSc is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering whose programmes are well-established and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from international development and emergency sectors. Modules are taught by experts with considerable experience of working in low- and middle-income countries.
Comprehensive resources are available on the online learning environment (LEARN) for each module, including study guidance, highly illustrated unit notes, additional reading materials, YouTube clips of laboratory procedures and experimental setups, and subject-specific references and texts.Key aims of the programme are to:
- provide knowledge of key concepts and principles to assess and design water and environmental sanitation;
- provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to assess, design, implement and operate sustainable water and environmental sanitation infrastructure;
- develop appropriate analytical skills for water in the natural environment and piped systems using computer models and other approaches;
- develop a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable public health infrastructure for all levels of consumers; and
- encourage critical analysis through an in-depth study of one specialist topic.
Information for international students
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.
Fees and funding
Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 - 60 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Qualification(s) available: MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)1509 228793