Taught course

Water and Waste Engineering by Distance Learning

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. 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 Waste Engineering (Distance Learning) MSc provides Engineers and Scientists with the knowledge and skills to meet the global challenge of basic services for low- and middle-income countries, with the opportunity to study flexibly from home.

Our Water and Waste Engineering (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.

Full details about the centre and the staff within the team can be found on the WEDC website.

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

Further details of qualification

Individual postgraduate modules can be studied but this leads to no academic award, just evidence of completion and mark acheived.

Course contact details

(0)1509 222641