Taught course

International Water and Sanitation Engineering

Loughborough University · School of Civil and Building Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a science or engineering discipline.

Entry requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma are as above. Alternatively entry to the PGCert may be considered depending on alternative qualification and relevant experience, on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our International Water and Sanitation Engineering MSc programme designed to develop careers in delivering water and environmental sanitation infrastructure for low- and middle-income countries.

The programme is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

For further details about the centre can be found on the website.

WEDC programmes are well-established, and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from both 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.

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our International Water and Sanitation Engineering programme, 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 the WEDC staff team.

This programme is designed to:

  • provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to assess, design, implement and operate water and environmental sanitation infrastructure, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries
  • develop a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable public health infrastructure for all levels of consumers
  • equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for relevant work in water and sanitation engineering for low- and middle-income countries
  • encourage critical analysis through in-depth study of one specialist topic

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 here.
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


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Part-time and distance learning options available.

Course contact details

(0)1509 222641