Marine Science PhD Studentships UK 2018


Last updated on February 21st, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Entries are currently been submitted for the Marine Science PhD Studentships UK 2018, eligible persons are by this notice charged to hurry and apply for this program before the program deadline


Scottish Association for Marine Science is inviting applications for  two marine science PhD studentships using Smart and Autonomous Observation Systems. Outstanding candidates from the UK or EU are invited to apply for two fully funded PhD studentships at SAMS, one of the UK’s premier marine research institutes. Students will study at SAMS in Oban on the west coast of Scotland and will be registered as students of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Studentships are offered through NEXUSS, a centre of doctoral training in the use of Smart and Autonomous Observation Systems (SAOS) for the environmental sciences, funded jointly by NERC and EPSRC.

Training programme:

Students will experience a programme of approximately 16 weeks of highly experiential training in the development and application of state-of-the-art SAOS technologies and approaches in the environmental sciences, alongside comprehensive personal and professional development.
There will be extensive opportunities for students to expand their multi-disciplinary outlook through interactions with a wide network of academic, research, industry, government and policy partners.

Eligibility criteria:

The studentships will be funded for 44 months and will follow standard Research Council UK conditions.
The studentships are open to UK and EU nationals and applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper second-class honours degree in the relevant subject area.

?Funding information

For SAMS UHI PhD studentships (standard RCUK):
Maintenance award: £14,296 p/a in 2016-17 (subject to annual revision)
University fees covered at current RCUK rate

How to apply

Applicants should have or expect to obtain a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification.

To apply please submit:

  • Completed application (download form here)
  • Two references (must be on official University/Company headed paper, dated within the last two months and hold an original signature)
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of all your official degree transcripts (BSc & MSc – as appropriate).
  • For applicants whose first language is not English: proof of English language competency (IELTS)

These documents should be sent

Either by post:
Fiona Wallace (Academic Registry Officer Post Graduate),?The Scottish Association for Marine Science
Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA, UK

Or by Email:

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