12 months
22150 GBP/year
10825 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Cranfield University's Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc equips treatment scientists, technologists and engineers with the skills to solve practical problems, communicate effectively and work successfully, making you highly sought after by industry and government employers.

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Through innovative teaching, which blends theory, application and practice, you will develop an advanced understanding of water and wastewater systems qualifying you to work in all areas of water and wastewater treatment and management, providing a valuable contribution to the UK and global water sector.


Our graduates are highly sought after by industry and government, and demand has grown steadily as the education provided has become recognised as excellent. Some graduates progress on to academic research.Cranfield University 's Water and Wastewater Engineering   produces graduates able to step into a range of positions and make an immediate and real contribution to the effectiveness of water sector businesses, and organisations such as Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water, Thames Water and DEFRA.

Cranfield Water Science Institute is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for postgraduate courses. It is the UK's largest academic group specialising in process technologies, engineering and policy for water quality improvement, and is a member of British Water.

The Institute's links to industry, underpinned by the reputation of its courses, enables successful students to secure positions and develop their careers in UK water companies, utilities across Europe, the major international engineering consultancies, major engineering and service contractors, and government agencies.  

Graduated students are invited to join the Institute's Alumni Association which offers excellent networking opportunities throughout the world.


These MSc, PgDip and PgCert degrees are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science and Engineering Principles in Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Treatment Processes for Water and Wastewater
  • Water and Wastewater Assets: Lifecycles, Risks and Futures 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22150 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10825 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • MSc Part-time £1,685 
  • PgDip Full-time £8,250
  • PgDip Part-time £1,685 
  • PgCert Full-time £4,750
  • PgCert Part-time £1,685 


  • MSc Part-time £22,150 
  • PgDip Full-time £17,950
  • PgDip Part-time £17,950 
  • PgCert Full-time £8,950
  • PgCert Part-time £8,950 

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Anglian Water Bursary
  • GREAT China Scholarship
  • The Cranfield Scholarship
  • Masters Loan from Student Finance England
  • Santander Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Water and Wastewater Engineering
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