Upper second class (2.1) degree, or above, in an engineering or scientific discipline. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage (i.e. the first four modules 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
This programme is ideal for engineers and scientists who want to improve the delivery of water and sanitation services in low- and middle-income countries. You will develop knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of inclusive and sustainable public health infrastructures and services.
The programme is based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering’s Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), one of the world’s leading education and research institutes of its kind.
Modules are taught by experts in a broad range of disciplines who have considerable experience of working in low- and middle- income countries. Classes include a mix of nationalities and past experiences, providing both a stimulating learning experience and 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.
- Research-led teaching from international experts. 75% of the School’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework.
- An outstanding place to study. The School of Civil and Building Engineering is ranked in the UK top 10 in the Guardian Good University Guide
- Excellent graduate prospects. Many of our graduates are employed by relief and development agencies.
- Professionally accredited. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) have accredited this programme. Students registered for this programme are eligible for free student membership of CIWEM. The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has also accredited all WEDC MSc degrees as meeting requirements for Further Learning.
■Water and Waste Engineering Principles
■Management of Water and Sanitation
■Water Utilities Management
■Data Collection, Analysis and Research
Optional Modules (choose 3)
■Water Source Development
■Integrated Water Resources Management
■Solid Waste Management
■Water Distribution and Drainage Systems
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
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1509 222496