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New Call for Scholarship for MACOMA PhD and WACOMA Master

18/oct/2012Macoma & Wacoma Consortium más información

New Call for Scholarship for MACOMA PhD and WACOMA Master

The NEW CALL for SCHOLARSHIP for next academic year (2013/14), either for Macoma Ph. D. Erasmus Mundus and for Wacoma Master Erasmus Mundus Programmes will be open on October, 15th.

MACOMA- Joint Erasmus Mundus in Marine and Coastal Management

The main objective of the marine and coastal management (MACOMA) proposal is the formation of 3rd cycle academic training and capacity building programme in the interdiciplinary domain of marine science under environmental and oceanography areas. The 5 full partnes institutions are coordinated by the U.Cádiz and include: U.Algarve (PT), U.Aveiro (PT), U.Bolonia (IT) and RSHU (RU). It has associates partners: Universities: U.Plymouth (UK); Spain: U.Cantabria, U, Basque Country, U.LasPalmasdeGranCanaria, U.SantaCecilia (BR), U.Ningbo (CH), Research institutions:,Environment Canada, IPIMAR, (PT), N.Academy Sciences (RS), PROGONOZ (RS), IOC/UNESCO. Government authorities: Ministry of Rural, Marine and Environment (Spain) Private companies: ABENGOA, Golder Associates Ltd. It forms a common platform on which science and policy formulation will be effectively associated. Due to the paramount social importance and challenge of science based management our main goal may not be achieved without the involvement of the coastal stakeholders.The Ph.D. 'MACOMA' is a 3 years programme running over two periods providing a Joint Doctoral degree in marine and coastal management. Students must complete 180 ECTS to be awarded the Ph.D. degree and at least 60 ECTS must be taken in a second EU Institution from the consortium. Students will begin the first year in the coordination institution at Cadiz where there will be a mandatory core programme of 30 ECTS offered to all students. Also, it will be offered a 30ECTS optional core programme that include language research skill modules in any of the language related to the consortium countries (Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Italian). Different modules will be offered related to the research lines proposed by the different consortium institutions. For a second period the students must move to a second and/or a third University where a range of list of research lines will be available to enable the students to specialise in their main area of interest. Students may also work in collaboration with many of our marine and coastal contacts associated with existing research projects – they will always have a consortium supervisor responsible for providing support, guidance and final assessment. It will be mandatory that any research lines offered and selected by any students should have their own research funds to ensure and facilitate the research period and reach a successful support to the student during the Ph.D. programme. The coordination institution must ensure it by checking the availability of funds year per year among partners and associated institutions that will be selected to receive students.

WACOMA- Erasmus Mundus Master in Water and Coastal Management

The curricular programme is integrated and includes modules offered by all the Universities in the consortium. The Msc WACOMA is a 24 month programme (120 ECTS) running over three periods adapted from a previous Erasmus Mundus approved in the first call of the programme in 2004 (Joint European Master in Water and Coastal Management). The experiences developed during these years have suggested us to include some changes such us the total duration of the Master and some changes in the partnership. The development of the programme will be through different periods/semesters (the dates are for an example of the first edition of the Master 2012/14). 1st Semester first academic year 2012/13 August, 2012 to January 2013, 6 months at the University of Bologna, Italy. It will be conducted different compulsory modules focused on Freshwater, environmental economics, and social sciences to award 30 ECTS by the students. 2nd Semester first academic year 2012/2013 from February 2013 to July 2013, 6 months at the University of Cádiz, Spain. Composed by optional modules to be selected by the students. It is offered up to 90 ECTS to be selected by the students in all of the three general matters included in the master: Freshwater, General Environment and Coastal to complete the required 30ECTS in this period. Second academic year 2012/13 from August 2013 to July 2014 to conduct their research period at any of the 6 partner institutions: University of Algarve, Portugal, University of Bologna, Italy; University of Cadiz, Spain; University of Ningbo, China; University of Santa Cecilia, Brazil and the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia. Also, the students can conduct their dissertation period in collaboration with any of the associated members always in collaboration and co-supervised by one professor from any of the consortium Universities. Students will have to complete 120 ECTS to be awarded the MSc WACOMA and at least 30 of those ECTS must be taken in a second EU Institution at a different European country of the consortium. Students will begin at the University of Bologna where there will be a core programme of 30 ECTS offered to all students. There will be no options in this core and it will prepare the students for all the subsequent option modules and for their dissertation phase. For the second period the students will move to the University of Cádiz where a range of option modules (diagram 1) will be available to enable the students to specialise in their main area of interest. The modules offered will be provided by experts from our wide network of European and international partners and will be organised into subject specific clusters to ensure the modules offered each year address an appropriate range of topics. On completion of the taught modules the students will progress to their dissertation during the second year (60ECTS).

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