Ashfords Scholarship

The Marine Institute has secured funding to support two scholarships to enable current final-year undergraduate students to continue their education at the University via a marine related postgraduate masters level course.

This scheme has been made possible via a generous donation from Ashfords Solicitors with a key aim of helping to retain talented students in the region. Two scholarships each of £2000 are available for students who are offered a place on one of our marine related postgraduate masters level courses starting in September 2021.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be in the final year of study on an undergraduate course at the University of Plymouth
  • At the time of submitting your application for the Scholarship have already applied for a marine related postgraduate masters level course at the University of Plymouth commencing in September 2020 (list below)
  • Submit an application to Katie Pritchard (K.Pritchard@plymouth.ac.uk ) at the Marine Institute no later than 12 noon on 14 May 2021.

Applicants will be judged primarily on the basis of their undergraduate academic performance. Shortlisting will consider a personal statement indicating why you wish to take the postgraduate course you have selected and how this choice fits with your longer term career or personal objectives.

It is a precondition of the award that successful applicants will conduct a marine themed dissertation as part of their studies.

For more information on marine related study at the University of Plymouth please visit our website.

How to apply

Submit an application to Katie Pritchard (K.Pritchard@plymouth.ac.uk ) at the Marine Institute no later than 12 noon on 15 May.

Please include:

  • your full name
  • student number
  • current undergraduate course of study
  • chosen masters level course
  • personal statement - please indicate in no more than 300 words why you wish to take the postgraduate course you have selected and how this choice fits in to your longer term career or personal objectives.

Ashfords Marine Research Prize

If you are interested in the Ashfords Scholarship, you may also be interested in applying for the Ashfords Marine Research Prize.

Ashfords LLP has generously committed a £2,000 donation which will be divided between four students – a winner, runner up, and two honourable mentions. 

The prize is open to current undergraduate students whose final year research project relates to the marine sector. 

Find out more

Marine-themed courses at the University of Plymouth