Our MSc Water Management for Development (Distance Learning) programme is designed to develop careers managing water and environmental sanitation services for low- and middle-income countries. It is aligned with our Water Management for Development MSc programme taught at the Loughborough campus.
Our MSc in Water Management for Development (Distance Learning) programme is managed by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. The programme is delivered online from the IWSM Portal.
WEDC programmes are well-established, and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from both 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.
This programme is designed to:
- provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to coordinate, plan, manage and monitor water and environmental sanitation services, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries
- support the professionalization of the sector, through policy development, performance improvement, institutional reform, change management, benchmarking services and aiming for financial viability
- encourage a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable water and environmental management for the public good
- equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for relevant work in management of water and environmental sanitation for low- and middle-income countries
- encourage critical analysis through in-depth study of a specialist topic
Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our Water Management for Development programme, you will benefit from working with specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and at the forefront of current research. Visit the WEDC website for details of the WEDC staff team.
Who should study this programme?
The Water Management (Distance Learning) programme is for graduates who wish to develop careers in managing water and environmental sanitation services in low- and middle-income countries. The structure of the programme suits the needs of international students, and/or those who may be returning to study.
How to apply
The best way to apply for admission to a master's degree or research programme is online through the University’s Application Portal.
Your personal and professional development
The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.
Water Management for Development graduates join a respected global community of WEDC alumni which numbers more than 1000 from over 70 countries. Many WEDC alumni work for international NGOs (MSF, Oxfam, SCF, GOAL, WaterAid, etc.) and agencies (such as UNICEF), or national governments. Several alumni have held high ministerial office and have shaped national government policy in the water and sanitation sector in their countries.
Graduate job titles include:
- Sanitation Technical Manager
- Water and Sanitation Consultant
- Project Manager
- Environmental Engineering Consultant
- Civil Engineering Specialist
Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.
Entry requirements for United Kingdom
A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in any discipline.
English language requirements
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the international website.
IELTS overall score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in each test.