To be awarded the MSc Degree the student must have passed successfully all courses at Grade A to E, under the ECTS scheme. Students can be awarded the MSc Degree with distinction according to the regulations of each Partner University. Considering these regulations, the JPB will propose distinctions by consensus which, once ratified by the UAB involved, will be awarded to the student.

Degree recognition

The ECT+ EMJMD programme will be fully integrated within the accredited national degree catalogues of the HEIs partners from Programme Countries. In Spain, the “Máster Universitario Erasmus Mundus en Contaminación y Toxicología Ambientales/Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology” will be registered as Joint MSc of  UBx, UPPA, ULiège, NTNU, UPV/EHU and UPO.

Depending upon the country, the recognition will follow a different process and timing. In France, it is registered officially as “Ecotoxicologie et Chimie de l’environnement, parcours Contamination et Toxicologie Environnementales” in UBx and as “Master sciences et technologies de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation et de l’environnement, parcours Qualité des milieux aquatiques” in UPPA. In ULiège the degree awarded will be also “Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology” and it will registered officially as Master en “Oceanographie (à finalité ECT)”in the French Community of Belgium (Decree 7/11/2013; N. 201302962520 of 13-12-18). In NTNU, a separate Masters Programme “EMJMD in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology” will be established at the Faculty of Science and approved by the NTNU Board. NTNU is accredited to establish MSc study programmes without a separate governmental accreditation. UPO has the national Master of “Toxicologia e Contaminação Ambientais / Environmental Toxicology and Contamination” already accredited by the Portuguese National “Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior”(A3ES). For the Joint Degree to be awarded a request for accreditation of the ECT+ MSc programme will be submitted to A3ES and UPO will be able to include the ECT+ EMJMD programme within its accredited degree catalogues as soon as the accreditation by A3ES is given.

The ECT+ EMJMD Programme is recognised by the six universities that comprise the ECT+ consortium. Common criteria were agreed for this purpose and recognised in the ECT+ Consortium MoU. Relevant aspects such as the programme (competences, skills and learning outcomes) mobility scheme, academic and administrative procedures (selection, registration, services, examination, grades, records), and consortium management are reflected in the MoU. As such, the degree will be fully recognised by each Partner and integrated in their catalogues.

Joint Diploma

The administrative offices of the partners and the ECT+ Secretariat are responsible to produce the consensus procedures and documents needed to successfully issue the Joint ECT+ EMJMD Diploma. The Joint Diploma is granted by all the partners in recognition of a single body of work and incorporates all logos of the Partner Universities. Each partner will follow existing national regulations and procedures needed to officially register each graduate’s individual diploma in their respective country.

European Diploma Supplement

In parallel with the Joint Diploma, the coordinating university (EHU) issues the European Diploma Supplement (EDS) that will detail the mobility path, the institutions involved and all the courses (with competences, skills and marks) followed during the student’s mobility. The EDS is aimed to improve international transparency and to facilitate the academic and professional recognition of qualifications and corresponds to the standard European document issued, alongside the degree certificate, to provide a detailed description of the qualification.