This course provides engineers and public health specialists with an in depth understanding of the application of public health theory to engineering and development. It has a strong focus on the development of practical and policy skills for application in countries of the global south.
Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering is intended for engineers who are aiming to move into senior positions in public health or international development.
It is also suitable for public health specialists who feel that they need a more detailed and in depth understanding of technical interventions in water supply, sanitation and solid waste management. This course is run in conjunction with the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, one of the UK’s pre-eminent public health research centres.
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 Organisation, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, WaterAid, World Vision, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Development Bank. Opportunities often arise for project work to be carried out in partnership with development organisations and governments in the field giving students unique practical experience.
This course is taught in the School of Civil Engineering, which is ranked 6th in The Guardian league table and 8th in The Sunday Times league table.
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The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. You are required to take modules totalling 180 credits.
|Engineering for Public Health||30|
|Natural Wastewater Treatment and Reuse||15|
|Water Resources Management and Supply||15|
|Solid Waste Management||15|
|Engineering in Emergencies||15|
|Key Issues in International Health||15|
|Policy for Health and Development||15|
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
You will be equipped with a unique blend of civil engineering and public health policy skills and will be ideally placed to take up a senior position in public health ministries and public health departments in countries of the global south or work with international development agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
A degree equivalent to a UK second class (2.2) honours degree, or higher, in an engineering or public health related subject. Consideration will be given to professionally qualified and experienced candidates without formal qualifications.
English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
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