The University Of Gibraltar Approved To Offer Its Own PhD Degree Programme

2nd December 2015

At a meeting held on the 1st December, Academic Board approved course specifications and documentation for the University of Gibraltar’s very own Doctoral research programme. The approval process is extremely rigorous in order to ensure that the programme meets internationally agreed standards and UK Quality Assurance Agency benchmarks with regard to content, delivery and quality.

This event is of particular significance as it reflects expert academic approval for the University’s first home-grown degree award. Students who enrol in this programme will therefore obtain a PhD uniquely from the University of Gibraltar and not from a second, overseas, validating university.

The University is proud to announce the official registration of its first four doctoral students:

Rebecca Gabay on the literature of Gibraltar;

Sonia Montiel Lopez on educational pedagogy

John Olivera on policing strategies and

Lewis Stagnetto on climate change effects on marine phytoplankton.

A further PhD student, Sonal Samtani, will be researching the quality of life of patients with Alzheimer’s in Gibraltar under a joint agreement between the University of Gibraltar and Queen Margaret University in Scotland.

We will be profiling these students and their research work on our website and Facebook pages in the near future.