Awarded degree

To be awarded the MSc Degree the student must have passed successfully all courses at Grade A to E, under the ECTS scheme. Students can be awarded the MSc Degree with distinction according to the regulations of each Partner University. Considering these regulations, the JPB will propose distinctions by consensus which, once ratified by the UAB involved, will be awarded to the student.

Degree recognition

The degree is fully recognised by each Partner and integrated in their courses/degrees catalogues. Depending upon the country, the recognition has followed a different process and timing:

  • In SOTON, the degree awarded is “European MSc in Marine Environment and Resources
  • In UPV/EHU, the degree awarded is “European MSc in Marine Environment and Resources” but it is registered officially in Spain as “Master Europeo en Medio Ambiente y Recursos Marinos” and in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country as “Master Europeo en Medio Ambiente y Recursos Marinos/Itsas Ingurumen eta Baliabideak Europar Masterra”, according to the existing policies for the use of official languages.
  • In UB, the degree awarded is Master en Sciences de la Terre et Environnement, Ecologie (STEE), spécialité Océanographie (Mention Marine Environnement et Ressources) National Degree.
  • At ULg, the MER MSc is recognized through the academic degree of Master in Oceanography, Mention Marine Environnement et Ressources.

Type of degree awarded

Successful students will achieve a Joint MSc Degree Diploma that will issued by the Coordinating Partner University, on behalf of all Partner Universities; this is granted by them, in recognition of a single body of work and shall incorporate all logos of the Partner Universities.

Host Partner Universities will follow existing national regulations and procedures needed to achieve recognition of the joint degree, in their respective country. If the joint diploma cannot be recognized by a partner, double or multiple MSc Diplomas will be issued by those partner universities where the students have been registered to follow a part of the Joint MSc Programme.

European diploma supplement

A single common Joint European Diploma Supplement will be delivered, that will detail the mobility path, the institutions involved and all the courses (with competences, skills and marks) followed during this mobility.

The Diploma Supplement is aimed to improve international transparency and to facilitate the academic and professional recognition of qualifications. The DS corresponds to the standard European document issued, alongside the degree certificate, to provide a detailed description of the qualification.