The Cranfield Water Science Institute, in partnership with Anglian Water, is offering this opportunity for a UK/EU student to receive a full-fee bursary and £10,000 annually for living costs to study the MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering over two years.

The successful candidate will undertake a combined programme of taught study at Cranfield and a company-based project placement over a fixed two-year period. The taught component comprises eight one-week assessed modules and a group project focused on water and wastewater treatment processes and engineering. While on placement, you will write up project work in the form of a thesis.

For the taught component of the MSc, students will be based at Cranfield (October 2022 until April 2023). After that, the student will have the opportunity to do a placement with Anglian Water Innovation to do their MSc thesis project (May 2023 until September 2023).

At a glance

  • Funding valueFull tuition fees and an annual living allowance (£10,000).
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Anglian Water and Cranfield University

What it covers

Tuition fees as UK level and an annual living allowance (£10,000)

Who can apply

To be eligible for the bursary an applicant must be a UK student eligible for 'Home' fees and available to start the course in the October intake.

EU students may be eligible for the funding at the UK fee rate. For further information for EU students please contact Irene Carra Ruiz on

Applicants should have a first or upper second class UK honours degree in engineering or science. A driving licence is desired.

Further information

This course is suitable for science or engineering graduates keen to pursue careers within companies involved in water and wastewater treatment, process contractors, consultants, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and industrial water users; graduates currently working in the water sector keen to extend their qualifications; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience.


The course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

About the Cranfield Water Science Institute

The Institute has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments.

See also

The Cranfield Water Science Institute
MSc Water and Wastewater Engineering


School of Water, Energy and Environment
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How to apply

To apply for the scholarship you must first make an application for admission to Cranfield University. When you complete the application form please state in the ‘funding’ section that you wish to be considered for the Anglian Water Bursary. 

If you have already made an application for admission to your course, please send a short submission to

For further information please contact Irene Carra Ruiz on