Marine Institute research


The Marine Institute has secured funding to support three 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. 
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.

2024 Scholarships 

Applications for 2024 Ashford Scholarships will open soon. 

Previous Scholarship winners 


  • Our 2023 Scholarship winners will be announced shortly. 


  • Caroline Millan
  • Janine Douglas
  • Maizie Edwards


  • Jennifer Hickman 
  • Miriam Daughtery 


  • Cecily Eaton
  • Erin Browne

Marine Institute Final Year Project Prize

If you are interested in the Ashfords Scholarship, you may also be interested in applying for the Marine Institute Final Year Project Prize – first prize £300, second prize £150.
The prize is open to current undergraduate students whose final year research project relates to the marine sector.

Marine-themed courses at the University of Plymouth