Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Water and Waste Engineering

This programme is aimed at engineers and scientists who want to improve the delivery of water and sanitation services in low and middle income countries. Students develop knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of inclusive and sustainable public health infrastructures and services.

Entry requirements

2.1 degree, or above, in an engineering or scientific discipline. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage (i.e. the first 4 modules of this MSc programme) may be considered as an alternative qualification, permitting transfer to the MSc programme. IELTS overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking test.

Course modules

Core modules: water and waste engineering principles; management of water and sanitation; water utilities management; data collection, analysis and research; group project; research dissertation. Optional modules (choose 3): integrated water resources management; water distribution and drainage systems; water source development; waste water treatment; solid waste management.

Assessment methods

All modules except the group project and individual research project are assessed by timed assessments and coursework; the group project is assessed by the group report, individual contributions and an oral presentation; the individual research project is assessed by dissertation, fact sheet/briefing note and oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496