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Water and Environmental Management (Distance 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 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.

You will develop knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of water, sanitation and environmental management. With our distance learning programme, you can study flexibly at home, module by module over a number of years. 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 written assignments, and, in the case of the Research Dissertation, an oral examination (conducted by Skype if you cannot visit the UK). 

Take a look at our modules affiliated with the programme.

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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