Water Quality Techniques and Sciences

University of Granada

Master On Campus
12 months
821 EUR/year
821 EUR/year
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At this Water Quality Techniques and Sciences program offered by University of Granada ,you will learn to develop advanced transport and water quality models, based on numerical methods applied to the solution of conservation laws or by means of statistical analysis, and use them to assess the human impact on water quality and ecosystem services.


Our Master’s in Water Quality Techniques and Sciences at University of Granada is a world-class qualification designed to enable you to gain a deep understanding, both as a professional and as a researcher, of methods, techniques and advanced tools in order to:

  • - effectively implement environmental laws arising from the Water Framework Directive 
  • - analyze and solve complex problems affecting water quality in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, coastal waters, and aquifers 
  • - assess the cost of water pollution problems and implement remediation measures 

As a student on our course, you can choose to specialize in one of three areas: 

  • Biomonitoring and restoration of stressed water bodies: 
  • You will learn (1) to describe and quantify the human impact on ecosystem services; (2) to design and implement biomonitoring strategies for early detection of water quality problems; and (3) to design and implement conservation programmes. 
  • Subjects in this major include: M3.1.1. Molecular indicators (3 ECTS) M3.1.2. Microbial indicators (3 ECTS) M3.1.3. Ecotoxicological methods (3 ECTS) M3.1.4. Conservation of aquatic ecosystems (3 ECTS) 
  • You will learn (1) to design and apply treatment technologies to meet precise water quality targets, and (2) to design and manage water networks. 
  • Subjects in this major include: Water Treatment Plants: design and construction (3 ECTS) Advanced technologies for waste-water treatment (3 ECTS) Industrial waste-water treatment (3 ECTS) Source water quality management, drinking- and sewage water network design (3 ECTS) 
  • Our teaching staff are university professors from Spain, Europe and the U.S. They have extensive academic and professional experience in a wide range of fields (ecology, civil engineering, biology, environmental law, economics, etc.). As the course is versatile and focused on labour market needs, employment prospects for graduates from our programme are highly favourable. Many choose to complete further doctoral studies in the field, while others pursue careers both in the public and private sectors. 

Programme Structure

The Masters consists of 8 modules: 

  • Transversal skills; 
  • Water quality indicators, assessment and environmental laws; 
  • Biomonitoring and restoration of stressed water bodies; 
  • Water treatment technology; 
  • Applied Computational Techniques in Water Quality Modelling and Prediction; 
  • Advanced Research Topics; 
  • Professional Experience; 
  • Master Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official university degree from an institution belonging to the European Higher Education Area. The degree must allow you to apply to masters programmes in the country in which it was issued. If the degree was issued in a language other than English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese, you must submit a certified translation of the degree in one of the above languages. OR
  • A degree from an institution outside the European Higher Education Area. As long as the degree indicates the same level of expertise and training as equivalent degrees issued by Spanish universities, no further administrative steps are required in order for your degree to be recognised by the UGR.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    821 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 821 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    821 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 821 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Water Quality Techniques and Sciences
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