Marine Science & Climate Change (MSc)

Gibraltar

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
GIP 7900 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GIP 14950 per year

All study options

About Marine Science & Climate Change at University of Gibraltar

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems.

As well as access to cutting-edge facilities and learning resources at our Europa Point Campus, the iconic Straits of Gibraltar, a unique location for marine biological research, provides a natural laboratory for your studies. The Straits, and their surrounding area, have long been recognised for their marine biodiversity.

You are able to choose full, or part-time study and have the freedom to choose your exit award (Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or full Master's Degree).

The programme is based on a series of modules in increasing levels of specialism.

  • The first part of the programme will focus on oceanography and marine biology, research skills and methods, marine conservation, sustainability and management of marine ecosystems (students could exit the programme with a Postgraduate Certificate upon completion at this stage or progress).
  • The second part will concentrate on climate-change impacts, particularly climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based disaster-risk reduction (students could exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completion at this stage or progress).

The final section of the Masters programme will involve an independent and original research project, which will be assessed via dissertation and viva.

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGIP 7900 per yearInternational course feesGIP 14950 per year

Entry requirements

Typically, all applicants will have:

  • ​Possess a minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Be able to communicate ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and presentations. Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet are expected.
  • Alternate entry into the Masters programme 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 non-governmental organisation i.e. NGO or international agency). Such applicants may be required to submit a discursive account of why this experience is relevant.

English language requirements:

An overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson's Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.

What students think about University of Gibraltar

    Louis Requena, BBA Student

    The course is well timed and very flexible as you can study or work in the mornings. The teachers communicate in a direct manner with the students in contrast to the programmes offered abroad.

    Zainab Seddeki, BBA Student

    I’m very proud of it because I have found everything that I have dreamed about my university life.

    Ainslie Andrews, BBA Student

    There is a good variety of modules and with great student to lecturer collaboration.

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