|Location||United Kingdom, Cranfield Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
in a relevant discipline such as engineering, environmental science, geography, development studies, earth science or related subjects.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS: 6.5 overall
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
To the Applicant
Please arrange for 2 referees to provide a reference. Select at least one referee who can comment on your recent academic ability or employment experience.
To the Referee
Please comment on the applicant’s suitability to undertake such studies. Where possible, please try to cover the following points in your reference:– In what capacity you have known the applicant and for how long – If the applicant is still studying, the likely result he or she will obtain – The applicant’s ability to work alone or as part of a team – The applicant’s general character – Any particular strengths or weaknesses – How the applicant’s achievements compare to those of his or her peers – The applicant’s skill in the use of English where English is not his or her first language – Your reply will be treated in confidence.
The reference should be on letterhead paper and preferably typewritten.
Please arrange for 2 referees to provide a reference.
Over one billion people in the developing world remain without access to drinking water, and more than double this number are still lacking access to basic sanitation. Study the planning, implementation and management of water supply and sanitation projects worldwide.
Although much progress has been made over the last three decades, still more than one billion people lack access to a safe, reliable and affordable water supply; and more than twice that number still lack access to basic sanitation. This course provides the essential skills and knowledge required to plan and implement, with communities, water supply and sanitation projects and programmes worldwide, particularly in less developed countries.
On successful completion of this option students will be able to: – design and implement appropriate and sustainable solutions to water supply and sanitation for small, rural communities in particular in developing countries, with due regard to the technical, social and institutional constraints imposed by the surrounding environment – assess water supply and sanitation needs for communities in villages and refugee camps – plan and implement water source evaluation and development programmes, including low-cost well drilling – facilitate community participation and management projects and programmes – design, cost and implement small sustainable water distribution, storage and treatment systems – evaluate the health impacts of community water supply and sanitation systems.
The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through appropriate assignments. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems, with practical field work, including a week of drilling, to reinforce learning.
Takes you on to a wide-range of exciting career possibilities in water and sanitation development with non-governmental organisations, emergency relief agencies, UN and similar international bodies. The course also provides an ideal grounding for research positions and PhD programmes.