Water Engineering and Development Centre

Education and Training


Our postgraduate programmes


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: In these unprecedented times, WEDC staff are working hard to ensure that current and future students are able to continue or start their studies with minimal disruption. The following distance learning programmes will be running in the forthcoming academic year starting in October 2021. Our Loughborough-based programmes will recommence from October 2022.


MSc in Water Management for Development – part-time or 1 year full time by distance learning

Find out about the programme and apply | Visit the programme portal


MSc in Water Engineering for Development – part-time or 1 year full time by distance learning

Find out about the programme and apply | Visit the programme portal



PROGRAMMES COMPARISON: The programmes are modular-based. Compare the programmes Water Management for Development (WMFD) and Water Engineering for Development (WEFD) using the pdf table. The table refers to both the Loughborough-based programmes and the distance learning programmes. Here are further details of the modules and their availability.


Studying with WEDC

Mary Wambugu and Rebecca Evans discuss their experiences of studying with WEDC


For 50 years WEDC has been delivering high quality postgraduate education for professionals working in international development across the developing world. Study at Loughborough in the UK (recommencing in October 2022) or by distance learning from October 2021. You can also study towards a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or short course for continued professional development.