Soil Assessment and Remediation

University of Porto

24 months
3000 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Soil Assessment and Remediation programme offered by the University of Porto has as general objectives the training of professionals with the knowledge and skills to carry out soil quality assessments, with respect to their capacity to guarantee its ecosystem services and to propose remediation strategies adjusted to the type of degradation and the future use of each area.


Specific objectives of the Soil Assessment and Remediation master's degree at the University of Porto are to confer knowledge and skills in:

  • Geochemistry, pedology, hydrology and modeling;
  • Soil genesis and geomorphology, weathering and soil evolution;
  • Ecotoxicology, ecology and soil microbiology;
  • Selection and evaluation of chemical, physical, biological/biochemical and ecological indicators of soil quality appropriate to each real situation;
  • Planning of sampling designs and technical field evaluations;
  • Analytical methodologies and technologies available for soil evaluation and rehabilitation;
  • Decision-support tools for the choice of rehabilitation approaches and/or soil management practices more appropriate for each real situation.

Employment Prospects

The Master Course in Soil Evaluation and Remediation will train professionals with solid and advanced skills to provide services, to design and manage projects and to create new business ideas focused on soil evaluation/rehabilitation (agricultural, residential, industrial, forestry), always taking into consideration the evaluation and the protection of water bodies, ecosystems and human health. Examples of professional activities: management of agroecosystems and forest areas, risk assessment and rehabilitation of contaminated areas, rural development and circular economy, urban planning, nature conservation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Soil Sciences
  • Soils Ecology and Ecotoxicology
  • Screening and Environmental Diagnosis
  • Soil Remediation Technologies I
  • Sources, Transport and Modelling of Contaminants in the Soil

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a degree (or a legal equivalent) in Environmental Sciences and Technology, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Geology, Mining Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related fields
  • Have a degree in other scientific areas and a scientific or professional Curriculum whose merit is recognized by the scientific committee of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Soil Assessment and Remediation
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