Water and Sanitation for Development (MSc) at Cranfield University

Cranfield University
Masters (MSc)

1 year, 2 years, 3 years
Full time, Part time

Course description:

The Water and Sanitation for Development MSc programme at Cranfield University is a 1-year full time or 2 to 3 years part-time Masters degree programme that addresses the challenges facing the sustainable provision of water and sanitation. The course provides a balance of engineering, environmental science, public health and social science, and therefore provides you with the skills and knowledge to plan and implement water supply and sanitation projects and programmes in any part of the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. A key part of the MSc is the opportunity to conduct your thesis on a real-life project in a developing country.

Graduates of the Water and Sanitation for Development MSc will be able to:

• Plan and design sanitation facilities and water sources in rural areas of lower-income countries;
• Critically evaluate water, sanitation and hygiene programmes and water resource management methods;
• Explain different management and finance models and evaluate how these might ensure access for the poorest; and
• Assess how water, sanitation and hygiene services might vary in different contexts, specifically rural, urban and emergencies.


Water Science Institute at Cranfield University

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or 2nd class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline such as engineering, environmental science, geography, development studies, earth science or related subjects, or international equivalent. Ideal applicants are graduates who wish to progress their career in the planning, implementation and management of sustainable water supply and sanitation projects to low- and middle-income countries.

The minimum English language requirements for international students are:

• IELTS Academic – 6.5 overall
• TOEFL – 92
• Pearson PTE Academic – 65
• Cambridge English Scale – 180
• Cambridge English: Advanced – C
• Cambridge English: Proficiency – C
• Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III – minimum overall score of pass.

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. Tests must be taken within 2 years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).


Official Programme Website: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/taught/water-and-sanitation-for-development

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