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Water Technology and Desalination, M.Sc.

Water Technology and Desalination, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #312 (QS) ,
Water resource management is a global issue that is becoming increasingly important. With a rapidly growing world population, greater urbanisation and a changing climate putting pressure on freshwater resources, water resource management and the technologies that support it, will play an increasingly large part in providing fresh water to meet basic human needs.

About

The aim of the Water Technology and Desalination programme is to provide a sound understanding of a range of technologies that can be developed to provide safe, accessible water supply from saline groundwater and seawater. In particular, there is a technical focus on the design parameters and processes underpinning their efficient performance and operation. Students will develop a critical awareness of the wider issues of resource management within the context of global change and the challenges presented by the need for desalination to be delivered on a technically robust and sustainable basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Thermal and Hybrid Processes
  • Membrane Processes
  • Water Conservation
  • Intake, pre-treatment, post-treatment and Environmental Issues
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Desalination Economics and Management
  • Marine Water Discharges
  • Research Projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    90

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

  • The entry requirements for the MSc /PgDip Water Technology and Desalination are a First or Upper Second-Class Honours degree from a UK University or equivalent Overseas qualification, in engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, physical, or mathematical sciences. Students with a Lower Second-Class Honours degree will be considered with relevant experience.
  • Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1185 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1185 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1185 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1185 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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