M.Sc. Water Science

University of Duisburg-Essen | Duisburg, Germany
Water is one of the most precious resources on earth. The growing demands for safe, clean and affordable potable water can only be met by increased interdisciplinary knowledge of water quality and the advanced, effective and sustainable treatment of water.

Description of Water Science

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Water is one of the most precious resources on earth. The growing demands for safe, clean and affordable potable water can only be met by increased interdisciplinary knowledge of water quality and the advanced, effective and sustainable treatment of water.

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

The course 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 15
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Examinations/ECTS-Credits

The master course Water Science comprises 120 credits (ECTS) including a master thesis (30 CP).

Field of activity/job market

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

Furthermore, successful students may also continue their academic education aiming at a PhD.

Requirements for Water Science

Students can enroll from a variety of backgrounds. We expect a university bachelor degree in natural sciences or engineering with chemical, analytical and biological / microbiological contents, including generally an experimental bachelor thesis on a topic relevant in the field of Water Science.

Further requirements are:

  • • a GPA (final grade) of at least 66 (out of 100)
  • • good command of English (a copy of a English language proficiency certificate with at least TOEFL 550 (paper based)/215 (computer based)/81(internet based) or IELTS 6.0)
  • • documented practical courses in essential chemical, analytical and microbiological topics
  • • a letter of recommendation by their home institution (non-EU/EEA)
  • • an individual letter of motivation why to study Water Science (1 page)
  • • CHINESE students please note: You have to provide an APS certificate along with your application documents.

Work Experience for Water Science

No work experience is required.

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