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MACOMA - Erasmus Mundus in Marine and Coastal Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1060 (BCR) ,
Doctoral students should defend an original research work. The defence will be public and implies that the candidate will present a written document including the hypothesis, objectives, material and methods of their work, the results, discussion and final conclusions which should have character of positive affirmation.


The public presentation will be in form of a summarizing oral presentation embracing all the above mentioned items followed by a discussion with members of a jury during a period of time no longer than one hour. The total duration of the defence should be up to a maximum of two hours including the questions of the jury. The jury will be composed by experts in research area of the dissertation and could include the director of the Ph.D. Thesis. In order to obtain the Euroean/international Doctoral Degree the candidate should include in her/his thesis an extended abstract in a second European language and the jury should include at least two members from different European member states.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in marine and coastal environments. 
  • Bioaccumulation and bioavailability of contaminants in marine and coastal environments.
  • Environmental quality assessment based on weight-of-evidence approaches.
  • Dredged material characterization and management. 
  • Operational Oceanograpy in Marine and Coastal Management. 
  • Sensitive tools for marine and coastal environmental quality assessment. 
  • Mitigation and Emergency plans related to accidental spills in the marine and coastal environment.
  • Waste water management and characterization and management of industrial residues in marine and coastal environments. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Passport, DNI or National Identity Card
  • CV
  • Diploma and Academic Records for Bachelor/Degree (officially recognized (Apostilla de la Haya) and copy translated into Spanish)
  • Diploma and Academic Records for Master studies (officially recognized (Apostilla de la Haya) and copy translated into Spanish)
  • English Language Certificate 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    60 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60 EUR per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    60 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60 EUR per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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First Academic year. Academic Course:

  • First Enrollment: 59,10 €
  • Student Identity Card: 5,70 €
  • Insurance (under 28 years old): 1,87 €
  • Price per Credit: 41,50€

Living costs for Cadiz

  • 580 - 960 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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