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Master's degree in Soil Assessment and Remediation

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).
The Master in Soil Evaluation and Remediation, offered by the Faculty of Sciences in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, 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 functions and ecosystem services and to propose remediation strategies adjusted to the type of degradation and the future use of each area.

Specific objectives of the master's degree 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.

Admissions 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.

Selection Criteria and Results

  • Available soon



Course Director: m.ars.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: m.ars@fc.up.pt

General information

Official Code: MA62
Director: Ruth Pereira
Acronym: M:ARS
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2019/2020
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Master's degree in Soil Assessment and Remediation (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in Soil Assessment and Remediation (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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