Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification 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.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at engineers or scientists intent on improving the delivery of water and sanitation services in low- and middle-income countries

Modules are taught by experts in a broad range of disciplines who have considerable experience of working in low- and middle- income countries. The programme includes non-technical modules that will broaden your education base, opening up opportunities for you to take on managerial roles. Graduates with little or no experience, and experiened practitioners, are invited to apply.

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.

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 available
  • Module tutors are expert academic staff with extensive experience working in low- and middle-income countries; you are able to contact them electronically for support and guidance
  • Comprehensive study materials are 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 dissertation topic allows you to focus on areas of particular interest

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 - 96 months

Course contact details

(0)1509 222637