MSc Programme

SAIC’s MSc programme is designed to make studying for an aquaculture-related MSc more accessible, offering fully-funded places at nine Scottish universities.

fully funded MSc places

How can I get a fully funded MSc place?

The key to a fully funded MSc place is that you undertake your research project on an industry-identified issue relevant to Scottish aquaculture, giving you a heightened awareness of the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector.

In addition, SAIC hosts a series of workshops throughout the academic year, where you can get the perspective of sector professionals, make valuable connections for your future career, and forge useful ties with peers at other universities.

Am I eligible?

You need to meet SFC (Scottish Funding Council) Scottish domicile requirements. Why not contact your prospective university to check on the most up-to-date information for this? Currently, the criteria require that fully funded students have been living in Scotland for the last three years for reasons other than education. We can cover full tuition fees for students on approved SAIC MSc programmes. (This funding agreement is between SAIC and each university, not the student.)

Where can I study for a fully funded MSc?

You can find a list below of all the eligible courses at each of the academic institutions we work with. 

What do I do next?

Have a look at the eligible courses below. Click the link to visit the University website to find out more about the course. If you choose to apply for the course and are successful, speak to your Course Leader about SAIC funding. Should you need further support at that point, please get in touch with our Skills team.

Frequently asked questions

Take a look at our FAQs to help you with your application. If you still have further questions, please get in touch.

Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved in, or finding out more about our MSc programme, contact our Head of Skills and Talent.


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