PhD in Marine Environments and Resources

General information

Programa de Doctorado en Medio Ambiente y Recursos Marinos


Research Lines

  • Acidification of coastal and estuarine waters within the context of global change
  • Cellular Biology in Environmental Toxicology
  • Coastal Management
  • Conservation of Marine Biodiversity
  • Environmental and Operational Oceanography
  • Global Climate Crisis
  • Health of the Marine Ecosystem
  • Marine Environment: Ecology, Diversity and Impact
  • Marine Pollution
  • Marine Resources and Fisheries
  • New strategies for the bio-monitoring of emerging contaminants
  • Speciation and distribution of contaminants in coastal and estuarine environments

Training Activities

  • Course in Information Tools and Resources for Doctoral Degree
  • Trans-boundary doctorials
  • Intensive courses
  • Visits to other universities or research centers abroad
  • Introductory Module
  • Internship in companies
  • Workshops MER
Learning outcome:

Basic and general skills

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and research methods related to the said field.
  • The ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • The ability to contribute to the expanding of the frontiers of knowledge by means of original research.
  • The ability to perform a critical analysis and an evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • The ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with the general public about fields of knowledge in the modes and language regularly used in the international scientific community.
  • The ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in a society based on knowledge.

Personal skills and aptitudes

  • To cope in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  • To find the key questions which must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • To design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects in a field of knowledge.
  • To work both in a team and in an autonomous manner in an international or multi-disciplinary context.
  • To integrate knowledge, face up to complexity and formulate judgements with limited information.
  • Criticism and intellectual defence of solutions.
Objective:

Basic and general skills

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and research methods related to the said field.
  • The ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • The ability to contribute to the expanding of the frontiers of knowledge by means of original research.
  • The ability to perform a critical analysis and an evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • The ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with the general public about fields of knowledge in the modes and language regularly used in the international scientific community.
  • The ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in a society based on knowledge.

Personal skills and aptitudes

  • To cope in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  • To find the key questions which must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • To design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects in a field of knowledge.
  • To work both in a team and in an autonomous manner in an international or multi-disciplinary context.
  • To integrate knowledge, face up to complexity and formulate judgements with limited information.
  • Criticism and intellectual defence of solutions.
Contact Person: Juan Antonio Marigomez Allende (Coordinator) (ionan.marigomez@ehu.es)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0511 - Biology", "0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0831 - Fisheries

Venue

Venue: University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain

Application

Open from
15 Sep 2016 to 23 Sep 2016

Cost:

The public enrolment fees for the 2016-2017 academic year were set by the Basque Government's Resolution of 30 Juny 2016 (in Spanish).

  • Instruction and supervision of PhD candidates:
    • Full-time: 120 €
    • Part-time: 200 €
  • Annual fee for tutor support: 36,06 €
  • Students who enrol in complementary instructional courses are required to pay the fees of the Master's programme offering the complementary course.

Students are also required to pay a first-time enrolment fee, an ID card fee and a Student Insurance fee (for students under the age of 28).

  • First-time enrolment fee: €27.34 (This is a one-time fee charged the first time you enrol in a given PhD programme)
  • ID card fee:  6,19 €
  • Student Insurance fee:  1,12 €

Additional fees

  • Transferring academic records: 27,34 €
  • Defence of Doctoral Theses: 156,28 €
  • Degree certificate: 235,76 €

Doctorate scholarships and grants


Prerequisites:

General access requirements to the doctorate

Generally, Royal Decree 99/2011 establishes that to gain access to a doctoral program applicants must hold official Spanish bachelor's and master's degree qualifications, provided that they have completed at least 300 ECTS credits in all their university studies, at least 60 of which must be at master's degree level.

In cases in which the master's qualification has been obtained at a foreign university, access must be approved by the Postgraduate Commission of the UPV/EHU.

Similarly, any of the following applicants may apply for doctoral programs:

- Holders of bachelor's degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, without the need to study a master's degree (1).
- Graduates, Higher Engineers and Architects.
- Graduates who have successfully completed at least two years of training on a program to obtain an official qualification in any of the specialities of Health Sciences.
- Holders of a foreign university qualification, subject to verification that the level of education achieved is equivalent to a master's degree and that it grants access to doctoral studies in the issuing country. On no account will this admission imply the official recognition of the prior qualification or its recognition for any purposes other than to apply for access to doctoral teaching.
- Holders of Diplomas of Advanced Studies (Royal Decree 778/1998) or proficiency in academic research (Royal Decree 185/1985).
- Holders of other Spanish doctoral qualifications awarded under previous university regulations.

(1) Bachelor's Degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry from the UPV/EHU and other universities which recognise the master's degree level (level 3 of MECES).

Note: These requirements are of an exclusively informative and non-legal nature and therefore may not be used as the basis for any appeal.

Profile for admission
Procedimiento de preinscripción. 

Los/as aspirantes a doctorandos/as deberán seguir el siguiente procedimiento de preinscripción, cuyos documentos y formularios están disponibles en la web del PD MER:

- completar el formulario de preinscripción y remitirlo con firma original
- remitir copias de los títulos de grado y de máster obtenidos, con documentos acreditativos de los créditos, calificaciones y trabajo realizado (p.e., certificados de notas, suplemento europeo al título, etc.)
- remitir un curriculum vitae; 
- remitir una carta de motivación personal para realizar el PD MER; 
- proporcionar dos cartas de recomendación de personal académico que conozca la trayectoria del candidato/a
- remitir una fotocopia del pasaporte o carné de identidad nacional.

Perfil de acceso. El perfil de ingreso recomendado es el de los alumnos/as que han superado los estudios de grado o licenciatura en alguna de las titulaciones que da acceso al "Master Europeo en Medio Ambiente y Recursos Marinos (Erasmus Mundus)", así como, dado su carácter multidisciplinar e interdisciplinar, a los másteres afines "Contaminación y toxicología ambientales" y "Biodiversidad, Funcionamiento y Gestión de Ecosistemas" y superado dichos másteres de la UPV/EHU u otros de similar contenido y orientación como, por ejemplo, el "Master en Gestión del Agua y Costera (Erasmus Mundus)" de la Universidad de Cádiz en el que la UPV/EHU participa como miembro asociado. 

Las titulaciones de grado/licenciatura/ingeniería que el alumno/a deberá haber cursado son: Grado/Licenciatura en Biología, Grado/Licenciatura en Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Grado/Licenciatura en Biotecnología, Grado/Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales, Grado/Licenciatura en Geología, Grado/Licenciatura en Ciencias del Mar, Grado/Licenciatura en Farmacia, Grado/Licenciatura en Química, Grado/Licenciatura en Veterinaria, y otras titulaciones extranjeras de grado o equivalentes en las misma áreas.

En cuanto a los estudios de máster, el alumno/a deberá haber superado al menos uno de los másteres mencionados anteriormente u otro máster en el que haya adquirido conocimientos y competencias específicas para que puedan desarrollar su carrera en ciencias marinas en uno o varios de los siguientes ámbitos: 
- Gestión integrada de zonas costeras
- Protección del medio ambiente marino y estuario
- Adaptación al cambio climático global
- Evaluación de la salud del ecosistema marino
- Conservación de la biodiversidad y del patrimonio natural
- Gestión de la pesca y de otros recursos marinos

En cuanto a las lenguas de uso, se recomienda que el alumno/a posea al menos un nivel básico de conocimiento de inglés equivalente al nivel intermedio B2 según el Marco Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas (First Certificate de Cambridge, 4º curso de las escuelas oficiales de idiomas, TOEFL 61-79/173-210/500-547; IELTS 5/5.5/6).


Application Procedure:

Preliminary registration for a Doctoral Programme can be carried out online twice a year, from September to October and from March to April. For preliminary registration to be considered valid, candidates for the programme must submit the documentation required online:

  • CV
  • Photocopy of personal academic record certificate for the qualification entitling you to access the programme, indicating the grades obtained and exam sessions involved for all subjects (degree and Master's programme as the case may be)
  • Photocopy of the degree certificates for the qualification entitling you to access the programme (degree and/or Master's diploma), or proof of having requested same
  • Photocopy of your ID card or passport (for non Spanish nationals)
  • Carta de motivación personal para realizar el PD MER
  • Dos cartas de recomendación de personal académico que conozca la trayectoria del candidato/a.

Pre-enrolment on a Doctoral Program takes place online twice a year, from September to October and from March to April.

From 15 TO 23 SEPTEMBER the NEXT PRE-ENROLMENT PERIOD for the 2016/17 academic year will begin. To access the computer application where the pre-enrolment takes place, CLICK HERE.To access the preliminary registration app, click here.

To facilitate the process, we have prepared a tutorial which will explain, step by step, how to perform the pre-enrolment (you can download the tutorial below).

If, despite the above, you encounter problems with the pre-enrolment, you should contact the person named as the  administrative contact. . For queries about the Regulations and other matters concerning the management of the doctoral studies, you can contact the Master's and Doctoral School by e-mail atdoctorado.mde@ehu.eus.

For the pre-enrolment to be valid the candidates for the Program must submit the required documentation online. If there is any problem with the computer application, the documentation may be sent directly to the person named as the administrative contact on the web page of the Doctoral Program.

Candidates who, despite meeting the access requirements of Royal Decree 99/2011, are not yet able to apply for the qualification, can pre-enrol and be admitted, provided that at the time of their enrolment they hold the said qualification.

Qualification

Academic level: PhD
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