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The master course Water Science at University of Duisburg-Essen shall impart in-depth knowledge and practical experience in natural science aspects of aquatic systems with focus in chemistry, microbiology and analytics. 


The Water Science course at University of Duisburg-Essen comprises compulsory modules in analytical chemistry, applied microbiology, biofouling/biocorrosion, chemometrics, environmental microbiology and water chemistry. 

Within these areas, three practical courses are required. 32 out of 90 CPs are allocated to optional courses that can be chosen from a variety of water-related topics to set a more individual study focus.


Everywhere, where water is in the focus of a job. This could be in laboratories, industry, administration or consulting. Examples include: 

  • Drinking water supply 
  • Waste water treatment 
  • Desalination 
  • Water reuse
  • Analytical and microbiological laboratories 
  • International aid and health organizations

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Chemometrics and Statistics
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Water Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry: Pollutants
  • Environmental Chemistry: Soil/Waste
  • Membrane Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a university bachelor degree in natural sciences or engineering with chemical AND biological or microbiological contents, including a bachelor thesis (final grade at least 66 grade points or 3,0 German grade)
  • a letter of recommendation by their home institution (non-EU/EEA)
  • a letter of motivation explaining why you want to study Water Science (1 page)
  • good command of English (a copy of a English language proficiency certificate is required with at least TOEFL 100 (internet based) or IELTS 6.5
  • CHINESE students please note: You have to provide an APS certificate along with your application documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Essen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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