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Marine Science and Climate Change

12 months
13625 GBP/year
5995 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary Marine Science and Climate Change programme at University of Gibraltar blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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:

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.


  • Home: £1999
  • International: £5132


  • Home: £3997
  • International: £9649


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