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Water and Environmental Management MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: Not available
  • 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 your knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of water, sanitation and environmental management. The programme is accredited by the Charatered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and students registered for this programme are eligible for free student membership of CIWEM. The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) have accredited this MSc degree as meeting the requirements for 'Further Learning'.

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

Many graduates occupy senior sector positions and work for international NGOs (MSF, Oxfam, ACF, GOAL, WaterAid, etc.) and agencies (such as UNICEF), or national governments. Graduate job titles include Technical Manager, Programme Engineer, Water and Sanitation Consultant, Project Manager, Environmental Health Officer and WASH Coordinator.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 £9,000 £20,500

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.