What Are the Benefits of Carrying out One of These Projects?

What Are the Benefits of Carrying out One of These Projects?

Project UK Fisheries Improvements

Masters projects

What are the benefits of carrying out one of these projects?

-Real World Projects - Students have the opportunity to address a real need within the fishing industry and apply knowledge gained through their university programme.

-Enhanced Employability - Students gain invaluable experience of the fishery science and management, enhancing their employability and refining their career plans.

-£700+ to the successful applicants

What it’s all about?

An innovative project called Project UK Fisheries Improvements is aiming to address gaps in the sustainability or management of certain UK fisheries.This project has identified certain areas of research that have clear objectives and testable questions, and which address a specific requirement of the fishery in its move towards sustainability.

The research is for the project Steering Group, with MSC acting on their behalf as host. The students will be hosted for half of the research at the MSC offices in London and learn about the ‘gold standard for sustainable fishing’ and the tools and example to help fisheries achieve this.

To ensure that the MSC remains independent of fisheries and merely an advisor on the standard, we are looking to the university supervisor to add expertise in this area as well.

Applicants will be reviewed by the individual FIP steering groups. We will work with the proposing University to identify and appoint Masters students through an interview process. We will look to have appointed the students by April 14th at the latest.

If you are interested in applying, please complete and return the application form clearly noting which project/s you are interested in.


-You must be a registered full- or part-time postgraduate student for the academic year 2016/17

-You should have a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant degree

-Part-supervision, guidance and support will be provided by the relevant MSC staff member.

-You must have an identified internal academic supervisor at your University to part-supervise this project.You will be expected to draw on the expertise of your home supervisor to enhance the project.

-You will spend a month placed at the MSC in London, and the rest of the time will be spent at your home university.

-The student will receive travel and lunch expenses whilst at the MSC, to a maximum of £200. They will also receive one return train journey to London from their home or university; and £500 stipend.

-Expenses will be paid monthly and the stipend will be paid on receipt of a completed Masters thesis. The thesis will be submitted hard-bound with an electronic copy and a copy of all data with a full explanation of all terms used in the spreadsheets or databases, including meta-data.

-The student may be invited to present their conclusions to the FIP steering group, depending on whether a steering group meeting is occurring during the research period.