Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Water Technology and Desalination

The aim of the Water Technology and Desalination programme is to provide a sound understanding of a range of technologies that can be developed to provide safe, accessible water supply from saline groundwater and seawater. In particular, there is a technical focus on the design parameters and processes underpinning their efficient performance and operation. Students will develop a critical awareness of the wider issues of resource management within the context of global change and the challenges presented by the need for desalination to be delivered on a technically robust and sustainable basis.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK University or equivalent overseas qualification, in engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, physical, or mathematical sciences. Students with a Lower 2nd Class Honours degree will be considered with relevant experience. If English is not the applicant's 1st language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Modules: integrated water resource management; thermal and hybrid processes; membrane processes; water conservation; intake, pre-treatment, post-treatment and environmental issues; water and wastewater treatment; desalination economics and management; marine water discharges; research projects.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0203 369 3000