New taught MSc in Algal Biotechnology and Bioeconomy launched – open for applications for September 2022 start, based at Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) – UHI.
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Full-time: 1 year. The application deadline for applicants wanting to start in September 2022 is 1st June 2022The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) are offering at least two fully funded scholarships for the MSc in Algal Biotechnology & Bioeconomy for the 2022/23 SAMS UHI academic session. The successful recipients must meet the Scottish Funding Council residency requirements and must undertake their dissertation project with one of the SAIC’s consortium partners.

About Algal Biotechnology: Algal Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding discipline thatseeks to understand and harness the resources from some of the most diverse groups of organisms on the planet. Algae are comprised of microscopic photosynthetic organisms and macroscopic seaweeds. They are key to human life on earth, producing much of the oxygen that we breathe and underpin the base of freshwater and marine food chains. Furthermore, algae and their natural products have a huge range of current and potential applications for humans. For example, developing applications include pharmaceuticals, pigments, nutraceuticals, biofuels, enzymes, fertilisers and bioremediation materials on earth and even for space applications. 

About the course: The aim of this new and unique full-time one-year programme is to produce highly motivated and trained scientists in the sphere of Algal Biotechnology with the skills, knowledge and abilities to compete effectively within the employment market of this rapidly expanding area of research and commercial application. The course is delivered by scientists from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), a leading institute in algal research, the wider UHI and other experts in the sectors. The course comprises of six taught modules and a research dissertation module. – Learn from experts in the algal biotechnology field- Theory and practical sessions including residential excursion- Training using latest equipment at SAMS and CCAP- Small class size with networking across courses and modules- Spectacular beachside location on the west coast of Scotland- Opportunities to carry out research abroad