Water Engineering and Development Centre

How to apply

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From the range of programmes on offer, decide which is best suited to your educational and training needs, experience and qualifications, which level you would like to study at and whether you want to study at Loughborough or by distance learning.

Our programmes can be studied at three levels:

Master of Science (MSc): comprises 8 modules and a Research Dissertation
Postgraduate Diploma: comprises 8 modules
Postgraduate Certificate: comprises 4 modules

You may choose to begin your study by registering for a Postgraduate Certificate, or even a single module (see Professional development). Credits can be accumulated towards a Diploma or MSc over time.

The links below direct you to the the University's information and application pages for each programme.

MSc in Water Management for Development

MSc in Water Management for Development (by Distance Learning)*

MSc in Water Engineering for Development

MSc in Water Engineering for Development (by Distance Learning)

*Now also available as a full-time (1 year) option

For questions about applying for either Loughborough-based or distance learning courses, please email Helena Geary, ring +44 (0)1509 222641 or contact the admissions team by Skype: wedcadmissions13.

Application to either a full-time Loughborough-based or a distance learning programme is made using the online university application form, along with supporting documentation.

The online application process allows the university to give a good service by processing applications quickly. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications (including English language where appropriate) and academic transcripts. You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts, as soon as you make your online application as we may not be able to make a decision about your application until we receive them.

More about Loughborough-based course applications

What happens after I've applied for a programme?

Following submission of the online application form, the normal sequence of events is as follows:

If your application is deemed appropriate, then you will receive an official offer package from The Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office (PGT).

t: +44 (0)1509 222496
w: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/getting-started/apply/
e: (for general enquiries prior to your making an application) pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
e: (use this if you have already submitted an application) pgtadmissions@lboro.ac.uk

If your offer is 'Unconditional'

You will be invited to accept or decline your offer via the application portal: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/replying/. Please then complete the financial confirmation form and return it to The Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office (address as provided therein or see http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/registry/admissions/

If your offer is 'Conditional'

You must fulfil all requirements of the conditional offer’and then proceed as above. 


Registration is completed online and opens six weeks before the start date of your course. Student registry send instructions via email to all students who have accepted their offer. If your email doesn't arrive, please contact the Admissions Officer (wedc-admissions@lboro.ac.uk).

Booking modules

No pre-booking of modules is required for Loughborough-based programmes.

More about distance learning applications

Applications process

Follow the same process as the Loughborough-based programmes. In addition, you will need to book the modules you would like to study in the first instance.

Booking modules

All distance learning students need to complete and return the appropriate DL Module Booking Form (WMFD) by the stated booking deadline.

Professional development applications

 If you wish to study one or more modules for professional development rather than as part of a university programme, please complete and return the visiting student application form and module booking form and send them to Helena Geary

No formal qualifications are required to study professional development modules.

PhD applications

Visit the Postgraduate research section of our website to find out how you can apply for a PhD programme.

Any questions?

Further information and frequently asked questions and answers regarding the application process are available on the university website.

If you have any questions about the application process that you would like answering in person, our staff are only too willing to assist.