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.
Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering Group
Renowned worldwide for its pioneering work in the global south, the research in our Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering Group feeds directly into this course.
Our research considers pollutants and microorganisms in air, waste, land and water with a strong emphasis on the interrelationships between energy, sustainability, public health and environmental impact. Our work is truly interdisciplinary, bringing together a diverse group of international researchers considering engineering aspects alongside societal and economic factors.
Staff teaching on this course have close working links with a number of key institutions in the field of international development, including UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, WaterAid, the Menstrual Health Hub, World Vision, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Development Bank.
You’ll also benefit from using our specialist facilities, such as our public health labs, with have separate areas for solid waste, water and wastewater, and a class II microbiology lab and clean room. We have all of the specialist software you’ll need for your programme.
A series of compulsory modules will develop your knowledge and skills in a range of areas. You’ll gain an understanding of the wider issues surrounding public health around the world and how they impact on policy and practice, as well as current debates around the complex topics of health, equity and development understand how health policy is shaped and planned.
At the same time, you’ll be introduced to the principles and practice of public health engineering to bridge the gap between theory, policy and practice, and explore key technologies in water supply, sanitation, wastewater and solid waste management. You’ll also consider engineering responses to complex emergencies, especially regarding the provision of water supply, sanitary services and shelter.
You’ll build your knowledge of technical issues in water resources and solid waste management, as well as natural wastewater treatment, and undertake an independent research project.
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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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.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.
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The School of Civil Engineering offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.
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