Taught course

Infrastructure in Emergencies (Distance Learning)

Loughborough University · School of Civil and Building Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any discipline. Successful completion of the postgraduate certificate stage (ie the first four modules of this MSc programme) may be considered as an alternative qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Infrastructure in Emergencies (Distance Learning) MSc programme is aimed at those of you who are looking to improve the emergency water and sanitation sector in low- and middle-income countries, with the option to work flexibly from home.

The Infrastructure in Emergencies (Distance Learning) programme is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building Civil Engineering. WEDC programmes are well-established, and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from both the emergency and development sectors.

As a distance learning student you will study from home, with each 15-credit module programmed for a five-month study period. Some modules start in January, and others in July.

Participants have a mix of nationalities and past experiences, providing opportunities for learning from them and development of a valuable future network.

Full details about the centre and the staff within the team can be found on the WEDC website.

What makes this programme different?
  • Study flexibly at home, whilst still employed, paying module by module over a number of years, but with the option to study some module in Loughborough
  • MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programmes available
  • Module tutors are expert academic staff with extensive experience working in low- and middle-income countries; you can contact tutors electronically for support and guidance
  • Comprehensive study materials and provided, and you can access the University's library electronic search facilities and the WEDC Knowledge Base
  • Web-based discussion forums allow all students to communicate with each other and the tutor
  • Choice of optional modules and your dissertation topic allows you to focus on the areas in which you are particularly interested.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more by visiting our English Language requirements webpage

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 - 96 months

Course contact details

(0)1509 222641