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Master's Degree in Soils and Water Management (biennial)


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Become an expert in the sustainable management of natural resources (soil and water) in the agro-environmental field, both in agricultural and forestry environments.
This master's degree has an inter-university character and provides the degree simultaneously from the University of Lleida, University of Barcelona (UB), Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and the Public University of Navarre
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  • Language: Spanish 
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)
  • Spaces available: 40 (registration, Universitat de Lleida)
  • Modality: blended
  • Academic Director:  Iñigo Virto Quecedo 
  • Faculty or school: School of Agricultural Engineering and Biosciences
  • Where lessons take place: Lleida
  • This Master’s Degree is offered biennially: registration takes place every second year


Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Soils and Water Management?

  • Degree from the University of Lleida, University of Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Public University of Navarre.
  • More information about the master's degree:
  • Soil and water are two of the most important resources in the natural environment, since life on earth depends on them. This master's degree offers basic and applied training in soil and water management methods, which enable students to use these natural resources in a sustainable way. It also provides a multidisciplinary preparation in the agri-environmental field, both in agricultural and forestry environments.
  • The object of studying is the knowledge of soil and water, and their protection against degradation processes.
  • Prestigious professors from the four universities.
  • Teaching includes field practices in agricultural spaces and natural environments.
  • Possibility of international mobility at Cranfield University (United Kingdom).
  • Contact with companies in the sector, such as: Instituto Navarro de Tecnología e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias (INTIA), Instituto Cartográfico y Geológico de Catalunya, Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario (NEIKER), Centro Vasco para el Cambio Climático (BC3), Eurofins, Leitat Technological Center, SIM RUBATEC S.A. M. AND J. CRANES, S.A. UTE O, Lab-Ferrer.

You can do this master's degree with:


Training in competencies


From which degrees can I access the Master's Degree in Soils and Water Management?

  • Degrees in Sciences: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Geography, Biology, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Geology.
  • Engineering Degrees: Agronomy, Forestry, Geology and Chemistry.
  • Other equivalent grades with formation in water, soil and territory.

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master's Degree in Soils and Water Management?

The professional opportunities for future graduates are:

  • administration
  • research
  • training
  • private sector

In particular, within the scope of:

  • inventories and evaluation of natural resources (soil and water)
  • global climate change, such as production resources, ecosystem components and others
  • management of areas affected by extractive activities

Learning outcomes / Competencies

Consult the learning outcomes (study programme 7506)

Consult the competencies (study programme 201)

Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree.

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Specific criteria for the Master's degree

If demand exceeds supply, students will be admitted according to the following scale:

  • Adequacy and average mark of the academic record: 75%
  • Full-time dedication: 10%.
  • Previous professional experience: 5%
    Executive and planning functions in soil and water management companies (e.g., irrigation, water treatment plants, fertilization, or in the areas of the master's degree), or environmental consultancy, and the number of years of performance of such functions will be assessed.
  • Languages: 5% (Certificate in Advanced English or equivalent)
  • Computer Science (main alphanumeric data management communication programs): 5%

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