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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. 

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.