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Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

Graduate School

Graduate School

The MASTS Graduate School is a pan-Scotland initiative which provides education and training to the MASTS and SUPER DTP postgraduate researcher (PGR) community. This training includes both technical and core skills to ensure that MASTS PGRs have the full complement of skills required to achieve the best in their future careers.


The MASTS Graduate School is led by the MASTS Directorate and supported by the Graduate School Steering Committee (GSSC). The GSSC works together on the development of the Graduate School and its operation. 

Dean of the MASTS Graduate School: Lois Calder

Deputy Dean of the MASTS Graduate School: Emma Defew

For the following, please contact Emma Defew for details:

  • Provision of a Graduate School Retreat 
  • Development of a graduate internship programme
  • Coordination of specific training and workshops and organisation of core scientific skills development programmes 
  • Sector best practice: MASTS graduate school interface
  • Coordination of Making the Most of Masters projects


For the development of MASTS studentship funding bids please contact David Paterson for further details.

For SUPER DTP enquiries – please contact Bethan Annets.

Students at a MASTS Graduate School retreat
Lois Calder presents in front of a screen, she has a black jumper on
Lois Calder, Dean of the Graduate School
David Paterson, MASTS Exective Director with students
MASTS Resources

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