Do you have a project that would suit a Masters student with a marine science background?

The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is working together with the Making the Most Of Masters (MMM) initiative in order to improve collaboration between work places and universities by providing opportunities for marine focussed MSc students to undertake work based projects. These are adaptable across disciplines and key economic areas in Scotland. The benefits of such a scheme include:

  • Those choosing to host projects can utilise expertise from Scotland’s leading universities in marine science and can access a pool of highly motivated and talented masters students.
  • Students can undertake a real world project with real impact for the organisation, whilst improving their employability.
  • Universities can develop and build upon links with industry and NGOs, whilst raising the profile of their masters programmes.
  • Masters Programme Coordinators can add value to masters programmes by embedding work based projects as an optional alternative to a more traditional dissertation.

If you would be interested in working with us to have a masters student complete their dissertation project within your organisation during spring/summer 2015, please complete the attached proposal form and return to before 16.00 on 21/11/14. To find out more, please visit

Application Form