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:
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.
The 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 hightly employable.