Master Scholarships in Aquaculture and Environment
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centres of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France and the Netherlands.
It will also allow you to gain the practical and theoretical skills needed for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programmes, internships and fieldwork.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships, which are funded by the EACEA of the European Union, will meet the cost of annual tuition fees, and will provide a contribution towards travel and relocation, and also a contribution towards daily living expenses.
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES+) is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions:
- Bachelor degree (or equivalent; second class or higher at Honours level) in one of the fields of biological or environmental sciences.An appropriate background could include; aquaculture-related studies, marine science and/or resources, aquatic biology, biology, or environmental sciences linked to the field of marine science and fisheries; and
- For non-UK students, a Secure English Language Test (i.e. IELTS) certificate (applicants must achieve an overall score of 6.5 in this test and a minimum of 6.0 in all four components).Please note, if IELTS test centres in your country remain closed due to COVID-19, then we recommend you take the LanguageCert International Communicator ESOL B2.
This test can be done online and you should not be required to do another IELTS test in the event travel bans are lifted or IELTS test centres re-open.
- We particularly welcome applications from mature students and/or those with practical working experience in the aquaculture industry.English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, then you must have;
- A Secure English Language Test (SELT), i.e. IELTS Academic qualification. Please note, if you have taken an IELTS test on or after 6 April 2015 it will only be considered a SELT if it was taken at an approved test centre and is an ‘IELTS test for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’.This test will have a ‘UKVI number’ on the results certificate. The IELTS must be taken as an academic test.
- If you are a citizen or hold an academic qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree that was taught in one of the following countries, you will not need to have an IELTS qualification:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Belize Canada
- New Zealand
- St Kitts & Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent & the Grenadines
- Trinidad & Tobago
- USAInitial Shortlisting
Applications to our Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES+) will be checked to ensure they have been completed in accordance with the admissions criteria. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants will normally hear within 5 working days about whether they have been successful in gaining a place on the programme.
For Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Applicants:
- The final ranking of applicants will be made by combining the scores from the paper applications (50%) with interview performance (50%).Candidates will be informed about their individual scores, whether they can be offered a place on the course and whether they are being recommended to the EACEA of the European Union for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on or around April.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of our decision or with the way your application has been handled, you can appeal to the Programme Leader.
- Without prejudice to high academic standards, in order to ensure a geographical diversity amongst students, the EMJMD ACES+ selection committee have to respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.No more than three of the students selected for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship should have the same nationality.
Without prejudice to scientific excellence, the consortium will also adjust for equitable and balanced gender participation.
Apply by 21st February.
For more information and application details, see; Master Scholarships in Aquaculture and Environment