Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning, Part-time) MSc, PGDip, PGCert 24 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Civil and Structural

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Online

Our Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning) MSc is designed to develop careers for improving the delivery of water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure and services internationally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). You will be provided with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to address the changing needs of the market.
Our Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning) MSc is designed to develop careers for improving the delivery of water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure and services internationally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). You will be provided with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to address the changing needs of the market.
This programme is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering whose programmes are well-established and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from international development and emergency sectors. 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 will enable you to improve your knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of sustainable water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure delivery and operation. Other topics studied will include flooding, groundwater and piped water system modelling, and water and wastewater treatment. It also includes non-technical modules or sessions that broaden your knowledge base and prepare you for future higher managerial roles.
This programme is designed to:
  • Provide knowledge of key concepts and principles to assess and design water and environmental sanitation.
  • Provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to assess, design, implement and operate sustainable water and environmental sanitation infrastructure.
  • Develop appropriate analytical skills for water in the natural environment and piped systems using computer models and other approaches.
  • Develop a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable public health infrastructure for all levels of consumers.
  • Encourage critical analysis through an in-depth study of one specialist topic.

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our MSc Water Management for Development (Distance Learning), you will benefit from working alongside specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and at the forefront of current research. Visit the WEDC website for details of our academics and their research expertise. Staff usually interact with individual learners through Microsoft Teams, Skype and/or telephone. This interaction provides you with a stimulating learning experience.
Comprehensive resources are available on the online learning environment (LEARN) for each module, including study guidance, highly illustrated unit notes, additional reading materials, ReVIEW Lecture Capture (recordings of class sessions), YouTube clips of laboratory procedures and experimental setups, self-assessment questions and answers, and subject-specific references and texts.
Distance learning courses can be studied part-time to fit with your employment commitments.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Civil and Structural

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Online

Our Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning) MSc is designed to develop careers for improving the delivery of water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure and services internationally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). You will be provided with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to address the changing needs of the market.
Our Water Engineering for Development (Distance Learning) MSc is designed to develop careers for improving the delivery of water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure and services internationally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). You will be provided with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to address the changing needs of the market.
This programme is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering whose programmes are well-established and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from international development and emergency sectors. 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 will enable you to improve your knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of sustainable water supply and environmental sanitation infrastructure delivery and operation. Other topics studied will include flooding, groundwater and piped water system modelling, and water and wastewater treatment. It also includes non-technical modules or sessions that broaden your knowledge base and prepare you for future higher managerial roles.
This programme is designed to:
  • Provide knowledge of key concepts and principles to assess and design water and environmental sanitation.
  • Provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to assess, design, implement and operate sustainable water and environmental sanitation infrastructure.
  • Develop appropriate analytical skills for water in the natural environment and piped systems using computer models and other approaches.
  • Develop a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable public health infrastructure for all levels of consumers.
  • Encourage critical analysis through an in-depth study of one specialist topic.

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our MSc Water Management for Development (Distance Learning), you will benefit from working alongside specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and at the forefront of current research. Visit the WEDC website for details of our academics and their research expertise. Staff usually interact with individual learners through Microsoft Teams, Skype and/or telephone. This interaction provides you with a stimulating learning experience.
Comprehensive resources are available on the online learning environment (LEARN) for each module, including study guidance, highly illustrated unit notes, additional reading materials, ReVIEW Lecture Capture (recordings of class sessions), YouTube clips of laboratory procedures and experimental setups, self-assessment questions and answers, and subject-specific references and texts.
Distance learning courses can be studied part-time to fit with your employment commitments.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

92+
67+
6.5+
180+
A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent international qualification in engineering, science or mathematics. Applicants with qualifications slightly below this level, alternative qualifications, and/or professional experience will also be considered.
2 Years
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,250 GBP
-

International Students

24,500 GBP
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More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

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