Entry requirements

Upper second class (2.1) degree or above in an engineering or scientific discipline. 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

This Distance Learning 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 infrastructure and services. The programme has been developed by 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 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

  • 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.
  • A well respected programme. Many of our participants 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

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