University of Barcelona

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.

Basic information

Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesNo
  • Uses and Treatment of Water
  • Water Resources in the Water Cycle
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Earth Sciences
Number of places available25
Language(s) of instruction90 % Spanish - 10 % English
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024