Application Deadline: 17 February 2017
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EM JMD ACES) will give you a unique opportunity to study in the United Kingdom, Crete and France, as well as allowing you to gain the practical and theoretical skills needed for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programmes and fieldwork.
This full-time, 2 year course is specifically targeted at highly talented European and international students with a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields of aquaculture, marine science, marine biology, biology, environmental or social sciences, who wish to advance their skills.
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions:
- Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields of environmental or social sciences. An appropriate background could include; Aquaculture-related studies, Marine Science, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Marine Resources, Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy. You should have a bachelor degree at the time of application for the scholarship, i.e. by 17 February 2017.
- English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in all four components).
- We particularly welcome applications from mature students and/or those with practical working experience in the aquaculture industry.
English Language Requirements
- All candidates must hold an IELTS (Academic) qualification or an equivalent qualification obtained through a Secure English Language Test (SELT), which is valid until at least September 2017.
The participation costs (or Tuition fees) are designed to be inclusive in relation to academic provision. The following services are therefore included:
- tuition and examination fees
- access to library and electronic resources
- computing facilities
- costs of short fieldtrips/ industry site related to a particular module
- language classes (French and Greek) that are an integral part of the EM JMD ACES programme
- access to university sport and medical facilties where available
- Insurance – this includes accident and health insurance satisfying the ‘minimum requirements for the health and accident insurance coverage’ as published by the EACEA in its guidelines for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees.
What is NOT included in the tuition fees for NON-EM JMD Scholarship holders?
- travel to/from EM JMD ACES institutions
- visa-related costs
- residence permits
- personal living expenses
- textbooks that the student decides to purchase
- personal computers
- optional 10 day fieldtrip overseas*
*It is anticipated that the optional fieldtrip to Chile in 2016 will cost approximately €2500
|17 February 2017||Deadline for applications from candidates seeking an Erasmus Mundus JMD scholarship|
|06 March 2017||Shortlisted candidates informed of interview by Email|
|13 & 14 March 2017||Interviews with shortlisted candidates by Skype. Creation of academic ranking list for Erasmus Mundus JMD scholarships|
|17 March 2017||Interviewed candidates informed about results of interviews|
|Early April 2017||Candidates informed about whether they have been awarded an Erasmus Mundus JMD Scholarship|
|5 June 2017||Deadline for applications from self-funded candidates (interviews conducted on a rolling basis)|
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