The MSc is particularly aimed at consultants, and working professionals in national and local government, non-government organisations, international development organisations and public health agencies. It has a strong focus on developing practical and policy skills and addresses the critical future challenges of climate change, population growth and urbanisation. You’ll develop your understanding of technical interventions in water supply, sanitation and solid waste management.
Run in conjunction with the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, one of the UK’s preeminent public health research centres, and informed by the work in our Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering Group, this programme will give you the knowledge and skills to identify and deliver investments that will have major benefits for health and development.
This Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering course at University of Leeds will equip you with a unique blend of civil engineering and public health policy skills.
As a result, you’ll be ideally placed to take up a senior position in public health ministries and public health departments in countries of the global south, or to work with international development agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as CAFOD, IMC Worldwide, WaterAid Liberia/Sierra Leone, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The Management of WASH Projects
- Engineering for Public Health
- Wastewater and Fecal Sludge Management
- Water Resource Management
- Water Supply
- Solid Waste Management
- Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering Dissertation
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Health Sciences View 53 other Masters in Hydrology & Water Management in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in an engineering, public health or international development-related subject.
We may also consider applicants with equivalent academic or professional qualifications in an engineering or natural science subject. Applicants without formal qualifications who have a proven track record in work may also be considered.
- All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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