Taught course

Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK second class (2:2) honours degree, or higher, in an engineering or public health or international development-related subject. Consideration will be given to applicants with equivalent academic or professional qualifications in an engineering or natural science subject and students without formal qualifications but a proven track record in work.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of how to deliver effective modern water supply, sanitation and other public health interventions in urban and rural areas in low-income and transitional economies.

Aimed at consultants, and working professionals in national and local government, non-government organisations, international development organisations and public health agencies, it has a strong focus on developing practical and policy skills and addresses the critical future challenges of climate change, population growth and urbanisation. You’ll develop your understanding of technical interventions in water supply, sanitation and solid waste management.

Run in conjunction with the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, one of the UK’s preeminent public health research centres, and informed by research undertaken by our Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering, this programme will give you the knowledge and skills to identify and deliver investments that will have major benefits for health and development.

Information for international students

Students from outside the EU are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they are accepted on the course, and apply for accommodation before the deadline. If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification eg IELTS or TOEFL.

Fees and funding

Scholarship information can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 113 343 2302