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Master's Degree in Science and Integrated Management of Water

Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spanish
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Master's Degree in Science and Integrated Management of Water

Program description

Master's Degree in Science and Integrated Management of Water

Water is essential to life and plays a significant role in the balanced development of our society. An increasing number of actors are involved in water management, and water research is approached from many disciplinary perspectives.

The university master's degree in Science and Integrated Management of Water provides multidisciplinary, specialized training in the different areas involved in the study of water. The course gives graduates the knowledge and experience to become experts in the technical, social, economic, legal and other aspects of comprehensive water management.

The master's degree is a 120-credit course that provides multidisciplinary, specialized training in the following subjects: Water Cycle, Uses of Water, Water Treatment and Non-Conventional Resources, and Management of Water Resources.

The course offers a dual pathway encompassing professional specialization and an introduction to research. The syllabus therefore places a particular emphasis on practical training. Practical activities include visits to public or private companies working in different areas of water management, field trips to the sites of current research projects or government studies, and laboratory experiments to develop skills that will enable graduates to join university research teams or corporate research and development departments in the future. In addition, students will carry out numerous laboratory activities to gain the skills required to perform chemical, microbiological and parasitological analyses of water, and to interpret the results.

This university master's degree is primarily intended for holders of bachelor's degrees or pre-EHEA degrees and diplomas who wish to gain comprehensive, cross-disciplinary training in the field of water.

The languages of instruction for this program are Spanish (90%) and English (10%).

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The master's degree provides both an introduction to water-related research and ongoing training for professionals who are already working in this field or are interested in working in it. The main aim is to provide specialized, multidisciplinary training in the different areas involved in the study of water.

The course is interdisciplinary and covers a range of water-related topics, in order to train versatile professionals capable of making their own judgements and assessments. In addition, it provides specific training in certain aspects of water management for which social demand has grown, and in which the University of Barcelona can offer unique training thanks to its extensive experience and its key role in the social, industrial and administrative life of Catalonia.

Career opportunities

  • Directors, managers and unit managers in the field of water resources
  • Technical specialists in water resources
  • Consultants and advisors on aspects related to water resources
  • Specialists in public administrations
  • Researchers at universities and research centres

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...


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  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya
Spain

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