Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society
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.
How to Apply
We are now accepting applications for fully funded Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the next academic year of the EMJMD ACES+. Applications from EU and non-EU applicants are welcome – the course is aimed at students from all over the world. Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. If you are interested in applying for a place on the course please study our page covering eligibility requirements. You should have a background in marine science or biology, fisheries, aquaculture, aquatic science and/or environmental studies. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are supported by the EACEA of the European Union.
We also have a limited number of scholarships provided by MOWI and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). These scholarships are open to applicants who meet the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) residence eligibility criteria as a Scottish/EU student (please click here for further guidance), and cover the cost of annual tuition fees and insurance (€2500 per academic year). Students must agree to undertake their research dissertation (4th semester) in partnership will a MOWI OR SAIC consortium industry company.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for these scholarships, then please follow the process below. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact us at ACES@sams.ac.uk.Eligibility Requirements
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).
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 is 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 have any questions about IELTS or taking an IELTS tests, please contact us or have a look at the IELTS website.
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:
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