University of Barcelona

Science and Integrated Management of Water

Organization and teaching methodology

The MSc programme consists of face-to-face activities, including theoretical or theoretical-practical classes, practical classes such as problem solving sessions, IT activities, document management, presentations, laboratory practicals and fieldtrips or visits. Activities can be supervised activities by staff or self-directed by the student. In addition, we encourage the attendance and participation of students in seminars and workshops organized by the UB Water Research Institute, as well as conferences related to the MSc topics.

In general, face-to-face activities will take place from Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. with the exception of field trips or visits that can take up the entire day.

Groups for practicals can have a maximum of 15 students, although in the field activities the work groups can be up to 8 people.

Theoretical and theoretical-practical lectures will mostly take place at the Faculty of Earth Sciences although, if necessary, they can be partially carried out at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences. Laboratory and computer practical sessions will take place at the Faculties of Biology, Earth Sciences, Pharmacy and Food Sciences, and Chemistry.

Each course has its own virtual campus that will serve as a repository to access the work material of the course (lecture notes, movies, instructions for practicals, assessment exercises, etc.), and it also serves as a additional mean of communication between lecturers and students.