Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Postgraduate programmes

Water and Environmental Management

Study the programme at MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, or Postgraduate Certificate levels by distance learning.

This programme is for you if you are a scientist or a professional intent on improving the delivery of water and environmental services in low-and middle-income countries. The programme will enable you to develop your knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of water, sanitation and environmental management. It focuses on the conditions and aspirations of low-income communities.

  • Plan and manage work in the water and sanitation sector, especially in low- and middle-income countries
  • Improve your understanding of water resources, water supply, sanitation and related issues from an international perspective
  • Develop expertise in water and environmental management for the public good
  • Study flexibly with full-time or distance learning options

Complete this programme and you will be able to:

  • manage a multi-disciplined approach to water supply, sanitation delivery and environmental planning;
  • understand the key issues in water resources management;
  • describe major international developments and initiatives relating to management of the water cycle and environmental planning; and
  • deliver sustainable water and sanitation services and minimize environmental impact by combining social and institutional issues

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More about distance learning options

There are many ways to study with us. Make sure you visit Study options and how to apply to help you decide which option will suit you best.

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Direct entry

Lower second class degree (2.2) or above

IELTS overall 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests

Certificate programmes

If you do not have the qualifications necessary for direct entry onto one of our MSc or Diploma programmes, with relevant work experience you may still be eligible for entry onto one of our Certificate programmes. After successful completion you can normally upgrade your programme level, retaining the credits gained from your study on the Certificate programme.


To apply for distance learning programmes or modules for professional development, visit our web page How to apply.