Undergraduate study at The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
SAMS is a world class scientific research centre and Scotland's premier independent marine research organisation. We have taught an undergraduate degree programme for over a decade. We currently deliver two honours degree programmes through the University of the Highlands and Islands:
BSc (Hons) Marine Science
BSc (Hons) Marine Science with Arctic Studies
Our unique rural location near Oban and active research facilites offer students an unbeatable opportunity to learn about and study the marine environment and how it works.
BSc Marine Science (Hons)
This four-year course is Scotland's only multidisciplinary course in marine science, integrating the studies of marine biology, physical and chemical oceanography and marine geology and leading to a rounded understanding of the marine system. Students also gain a diverse range of numerical, technical, analytical, field sampling, time management and communication skills which make them highly employable.Course strengths include:
- diverse and highly relevant modules delivered by active world class researchers
- fieldwork on board our two research vessles
- integration into a dynamic research culture
- Excellent student tutor ratio (max class size 30).
- excellent learning and research facilities including research vessels and aquaria
- stunning marine location with access to diverse coastal habitats
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Fundamentals of Marine Biology
- Fundamentals of Marine Chemistry
- Fundamentals of Marine Geology
- Fundamentals of Marine Physics
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Marine Field Course
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Aquaculture & Fisheries View 15 other Masters in Aquaculture & Fisheries in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Three Highers at a minimum of BBC. At least two of these should be from the following list of relevant academic subjects.
BA (Hons) Literature requires Higher English at C or above (plus one Higher from the relevant subjects list)
- Modern Studies
- Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies
- Religious Education
- Media Studies
- Language subjects
International12800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12800 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Oban
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
As an international student you have a variety of funding opportunities available to you. You can contact our international office for advice on what funding you can apply for.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time international undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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