University of Barcelona

Science and Integrated Management of Water

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

This university master's degree is intended primarily for graduates, diploma holders or engineers who wish to undertake comprehensive, cross-disciplinary and integrated training in the field of water.
Prospective students should have a background in science or professional or voluntary experience in the field of water and related areas.

In exceptional cases, the Admissions Committee may consider granting direct access to applicants with an academic background in a non-science subject, provided they have sufficient professional experience related to the course content.

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.

Specific requirements

English and French may be used to teach part of some optional subjects (if so, this will be stated in the corresponding course plans). Students are not required to hold official certification of their proficiency in these languages, but those who intend to take the double degree must complete an intensive French or English course to ensure that they have a sufficient level of proficiency.