WEDC The John Pickford Building
Leicestershire LE11 3TU UK
+44 (0)1509 222885
At WEDC, we aim to provide you with both a flexible range of options and ways of learning, so there will naturally be a number of questions you may want to ask.
To help enquirers, such as yourself, to fully appreciate the learning opportunities we provide, we have collected together questions we are often asked and listed them on this page. Don't hesitate to contact us, however, if you have further questions.
Read some of the comments we have received from past students.
General questions about our courses
Q1: Who are your courses designed for?
Q2: The Water and Waste Engineering and Water and Environmental Management courses appear similar in several respects. What are the main differences?
Q3: Are the courses suitable for both men and women?
Q4: How long does it take to complete a course?
The MSc programmes at Loughborough take a year to complete. A Postgraduate Diploma at Loughborough takes 8 months whilst a Postgraduate Certificate at Loughborough takes 3 months. Distance learning programmes vary in the length of time they take as they are dependent on your preferred rate of study. A single postgraduate module by distance learning will take 5 months. Generally, an MSc programme by distance learning will take 3 to 4 years to complete if some modules are taken concurrently. If studying only one module at a time it will take at least 5 years. Subsequent to studying modules it is possible to later have the credits accrued towards an MSc, Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate if you 'upgrade' onto one of these programmes. Whatever route of study is chosen, all the studies for a Certificate, Diploma and MSc must be completed in a period of 3, 5 and 8 years respectively.
Q5: How will I be assessed?
Q6: Why should I study with WEDC?
Q7: What qualification will I receive?
Questions about application and enrolment
Q1: How difficult are the courses?
Q2: How do I apply for a postgraduate course?
Q3: How do I apply for a PhD?
Q4: What are the entry requirements?
Q5: When can I start?
Questions about credits
Q1: How many credits do I need for an MSc?
Q2: How many credits do I need for Diploma?
Q3: How many credits do I need for a Postgraduate certificate?
Q4: How does the 'trading-up' of credits work?
Q5: What is the difference between a Certificate, Diploma or an MSc course?
Questions about finance and sponsorship
Q1: How much do your courses cost?
Q2: Are there any scholarships I can apply for?
Questions about other courses
Q1: Who should I talk to about special tailor-made courses?
Q2: Do you run any part-time courses?
Q3: Do you run any undergraduate courses?
Questions about studying by distance learning
Q1: What do you mean by distance learning?
Q2: What does distance learning involve?
Q3: What are the advantages of distance learning?
Q4: Apart from the distance, are there any other differences between the WEDC-based courses and the distance learning courses?
Q5: What's in the distance learning package?
Q6: Are there any exams?
Questions about studying at WEDC
Q1: Where exactly is Loughborough?
Q2: What is the accommodation like?
Q3: What is it like living in Loughborough?
Q4: How much does it cost to live in the UK?
Q5: How long is the MSc course?
Q6: Can I work in the UK after my studies at WEDC?