Inland Water Quality Assessment Master

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This official master is aimed to train and prepare students on water quality assessment under the European Water Framework Directive, to develop their professional careers on research and/or management of water quality associated problems from an European perspective.

The program consists of 60 ECTS (one academic year), with 26 ECTS in mandatory curses, including 6 ECTS of practical courses (field and laboratory - Integrating Monitoring course) and 12 ECTS in elective courses.  The vocation of this master is clearly practical, investing 22 ECTS in the Master Project (second semester) which can be developed at any of the water administrations, consultancy companies or excellence research centres in Europe participating in the master.

Students egressed from last editions of the IWQA master have been very successful finding a job. Over 75% of the students are working on water related topics. In most cases the jobs are related with their master projects, that have been carried out at any institution in Europe. Employability

A high proportion of the students are working as researchers (typically in Ph.D. Programmes) in universities from Czech Rep. Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and Spain among others. Others are working on private consultancy companies or public administrations in United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Chile, France, Italy, Belgium, Finland and Spain among others.

The master is completely taught in English and English skills are requested. Download the brouchure.

Intending students of the programme should send their application to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid during the registration period by e-mail . The first semester (September to February) will take place at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) Spain, and the second semester for the development of the Master Project at any European country (Including Spain)*. The application procedure is available in the webpage of the programme ( All applications will be appraised by an Evaluation Committee which will assess about the acceptance into the master.

In this edition we will keep on offering master projects all around Europe that for sure will cover everyone’s interest and will open new gates for a professional career.

More information click here and official brouchure

*The expenses derived from the transportation and accommodation at any country will be covered by the student. However, the master coordinators will facilitate all the information and documents needed for fellowship application, which remains the students’ responsibility.