Swansea University

Swansea University

Membrane Technology

The department is a world-leader in the area of membrane technologies for water treatment. The Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER) research areas, broadly speaking, fit into 1 of 3 categories: Drinking water treatment: improved methods of potable water treatment, with a view to meeting tightening regulations at cheaper capital and operating costs. Waste-water treatment: technologies for the efficient removal of environmentally harmful materials and thus reduced emissions per output of discharge. Process-water treatment: methods for the treatment of process streams enabling the recycling of water and valuable chemical intermediates.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above in a subject relevant to the area of research. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

A wide range of subject choices are available including: Modelling membrane processes; membrane and process characterisation; hazardous substances; bioprocessing; development of new membranes; ozonation and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs); pilot scale studies.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 15,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bay Campus, Swansea Swansea SA1 8EN Wales

Key information

College of Engineering
Telephone number: 
01792 295514