Eligibility requirements

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). Please note, if IELTS test centres in your country remain closed due to COVID-19, then we recommend you take the LanguageCert International Communicator ESOL B2. This test can be done online and you should not be required to do another IELTS test in the event travel bans are lifted or IELTS test centres re-open.

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;

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:

Antigua & Barbuda Australia Bahamas Barbados Belize Canada
Dominica Grenada Guyana Jamaica New Zealand St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia St Vincent & the Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago UK USA