Entry requirements

Lower second class (2.2) degree or above. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage (i.e. the first four module of this MSc programme) may be considered as an alternative qualification, permitting transfer to the MSc programme). IELTS overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking test Further information is available on the University’s English Language Requirements page for International Students.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

Modules are delivered by experts in a broad range of disciplines who have considerable experience of working in low- and middle- income countries. Participants have a mix of nationalities and past experiences, providing opportunities for learning from them and development of a valuable future network.

Externally accredited, WEDC programmes are well-established, and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from both the emergency and development sectors.

Key Facts

  • Study flexibly at home, whilst still employed, paying module by module over a number of years
  • MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programmes are 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 available, an you can use the internet to access the University's library facilities and the WEDC Knowledge Base
  • Web-based discussion forums allow all students to communicate with each other and the tutor
  • A choice of optional modules and your dissertation topic allows you to focus on the areas of most interest to you

Core Modules

  • Management of Water and Sanitation
  • Water and Environmental Sanitation
  • Data Collection, Analysis and Research
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Case Study
  • Research Dissertation

Optional Modules (choose 2)

  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water for Low-Income Communities
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Low-Cost Sanitation
  • Water Utilities Management

Information for international students

IELTS overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking test Further information is available on the University’s English Language Requirements page for International Students.

Fees and funding

Students may pay for the whole course in advance or at the beginning of each module. Full or part scholarships are occasionally available for non-EU students.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/index.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
12 - 96 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
44 (0)1509 222496