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Infrastructure in Emergencies (Distance or Blended Learning) MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: Not available
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: 2-8 years
  • School: Civil and Building Engineering

Programme information

This programme is for graduates hoping to work, or already working, in the emergency water and sanitation sector in low- and middle-income countries

It will enable you to develop your potential and understanding of the principles and practice of infrastructure provision in emergencies and during reconstruction, equipping you with appropriate knowledge, expertise and skills for emergency work.

With the distance learning programme, you can study flexibly at home, module by module over a number of years. Students undertaking the blended learning programme can choose to study some of the modules in Loughborough. Comprehensive study materials are provided, and you can access the university library’s electronic search facilities and the WEDC Knowledge Base online. Web-based discussion forums allow all students to communicate with each other and the tutor.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any discipline. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage (i.e. the first four modules of this MSc programme) may be considered as an alternative qualification.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.


English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.


You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Future Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme have gone on to occupy senior sector positions and work for international NGOs (MSF, Oxfam, SCF, GOAL, WaterAid, etc.) and agencies (such as UNICEF), or national governments. 

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