Taught course

Water Management for Development (Distance Learning, Part-time)

Loughborough University · School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in any discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Water Management for Development (Distance Learning) is designed to develop careers managing water and environmental sanitation services for low and middle-income countries. It is aligned with our full-time Loughborough-based master's of the same name. You also have to option to study this distance learning programme full-time.

This programme 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 in a broad range of disciplines who have considerable experience of working in low and middle-income countries.

This programme is designed to:

  • Provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to coordinate, plan, manage and monitor water and environmental sanitation services, with a focus on low and middle-income countries
  • Support the professionalisation of the sector through policy development, performance improvement, institutional reform, change management, bench-marking services and aiming for financial viability
  • Equip you with knowledge of the range of appropriate water and environmental sanitation technologies
  • Encourage a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable water and environmental management for the public good
  • Equip you with appropriate expertise and skills for relevant work in the management of water and environmental sanitation for low- and middle-income countries
  • Encourage critical analysis through in-depth study of a specialist topic.

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our MSc Water Management for Development (Distance Learning), you will benefit from working alongside specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and at the forefront of current research. Visit the WEDC website for details of our academics and their research expertise. Staff usually interact with individual learners through Skype and/or telephone. This interaction provides you with a stimulating learning experience.

Distance learning courses can be studied part-time to fit with your employment commitments. We now also offer a full-time MSc Water Management for Development (Distance Learning) option to allow you to complete your master's degree in one year, wherever you are in the world.

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

  • MSc
    part time
    36 - 60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Qualifications available: MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 228793