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SCIENCE AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF WATER

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New master's degree replacing the former program Water. Interdisciplinary Analysis and Sustainable Management

Introduction

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 course is organized by the UB Water Research Institute and draws on the University's experience in science and technology transfer to industry, government and society in general, guaranteeing training of the highest quality.
Teaching is provided by lecturers from eighteen departments of nine UB faculties, by professionals from a range of industry sectors, and by government experts.

Learning objectives

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.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 120
Language(s) of instruction:
 Spanish (90%) and English (10%)
Number of places available:
 30
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2017-2018
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Earth Sciences
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