Study a highly topical subject in a truly unique location for marine and environmental biological research
The programme is based on a series of modules in increasing levels of specialism.
You will undertake your research project working directly with researchers at the University of Gibraltar and with external specialists. It may be possible to carry out your research project abroad.
|Exit Award level||Module||CATS|
|Marine Biology, Ecosystems and Conservation||15|
|Research Skills and Methods||15|
|PGCert||Coastal Zone Management||15|
|Marine Ecosystems and Sustainability||15|
|Climate Change Adaptation||15|
|Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction||15|
CATS = Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme where 1 CAT = 10 notional (contact + individual) hours of study
If English is not your first language, you are required to have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language skills:
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants from other disciplines with a 2:1 or 1st, or with a 2.2 degree in a relevant subject but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience (at least two years of work/life experience deemed by the University to be either appropriate in the fulfilment of minimum entry criteria) are encouraged to apply.
At least a good level of high-school Maths and English (GCSE, Grade C, or equivalent). Proven ICT skills in word-processing, database management, email and Internet are a requirement. Students must also be able to communicate their ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and media presentations.
Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.
Accreditation of Prior Learning/Experience (APLE)
Students who can provide evidence of having attended similar programmes, obtained equivalent awards and/or extensive specialist experience, may be granted APLE and may enter the programme at PGDip level.
Non-standard Entry Requirements
Alternate entry into the PGCert level can be achieved through suitably documented extensive work experience (e.g. >1 year) relevant to the programme (e.g. marine environmental research, government planning, environmental impact work, work for NGO or international agency). Such applicants may be required to submit a discursive account of why this experience is relevant.
If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service.
Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2018/19. Fees for Academic year 2019/2020 will shortly be updated. Fees for Part-Time students would be half the respective Full-Time fees per annum.