Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI

Is one of the UK's leading independent marine research institutes; located on Dunstaffnage bay on the west coast of Scotland.

An internationally recognised centre of expertise in marine environmental science

SAMS UHI delivers cutting edge research into marine systems science. Current research topics include: climate change, marine renewable energy and the Arctic.

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What our students, graduates and staff say

I am extremely honoured by the Student of the Year 2016 and Tripartite Undergraduate Dissertation Prize awards and I’d like to thank all the staff and my fellow students at the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI for their unrivalled help and support throughout my final year. I'm now studying an MSc in climate change at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, however SAMS UHI will always be my home university in my head and in my heart.

Samuel Black, BSc (Hons) Marine Science graduate

Originally from Switzerland, I relocated to study and, although I considered other universities, I thought that this programme was the one best suited to my interests. I went to Svalbard, in the Norwegian Arctic, to study marine arctic biology and arctic environmental management: it was an extraordinary experience living in such a hostile environment. I’ve developed my critical and independent thinking, presentation skills and independent working, which I hope will stand me in good stead as I continue onto a masters in marine conservation.

Simon von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha / BSc (Hons) Marine Science

The course allows you to explore a multitude of areas within marine science and lets you get first-hand experience in research, new marine technologies and practical sampling methods on research vessels; all taught in a beautiful location. The class sizes are small so students receive a more interactive and personal learning experience. I also enjoy being part of diving and climbing clubs. With its magnificent sunsets and stunning scenery, Oban is a perfect hub to explore the Highlands and Islands.

Aalliyah Malla / BSc (Hons) Marine Science

  • Samuel Black | Somhairle MacIlleDhuibh
  • Simon von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
  • Aalliyah Malla