Taught course

Water and Environmental Management by 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 Water and Environmental Management (Distance Learning) MSc gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, manage and coordinate water, sanitation and environmental services in low- and middle-income countries, while studying flexibly from home.

Our Water and Environmental Management (Distance Learning) MSc programme is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

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

Distance learning students study from home, with each 15-credit module programmed for a five-month study period. Some modules start in January and others in July.

  • 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 are available, and 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

Full details about the centre can be found on the WEDC website.

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our Water and Environmental Management 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 staff within the team.

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 on 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
12 - 96 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
(0)1509 222641