• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


During the Marine Science and Climate Change programme at University of Gibraltar 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.

The programme is based on a series of modules in increasing levels of specialism. You have the freedom to choose your exit award (Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or full Master’s Degree).
  • 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.
  • The second part will concentrate on climate-change impacts, particularly climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based disaster-risk reduction.
  • The final section of the Masters programme will involve an independent and original research project, which will be assessed via dissertation and viva.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Marine Biology, Ecosystems and Conservation
  • Oceanographic Processes
  • Research Skills and Methods
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Marine Ecosystems and Sustainability
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. 
  • At least a good level of high-school Maths and English (GCSE, Grade C, or equivalent). Students must also be able to communicate their ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and media presentations.
  • You may need to demonstrate your proficiency in English in the application process. If you do not meet the entry requirements for the programme (IELTS 6.5), you can still apply as we will consider your application on the condition that you attend our Pre-sessional English courses. For further information, please contact: eplc@unigib.edu.gi.

Work Experience

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.

Technological Requirements

Proven ICT skills in word-processing, database management, email and Internet are a requirement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Home: £1999
  • International: £5132


  • Home: £3997
  • International: £9649


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