Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

What Next?

What Next?

Masters students are generally looking for project ideas in December/January of each year, with a view to securing a project by February and starting work in earnest on the project in May/June.

We will solicit for proposals and if you are interested in providing a project for a Masters student, please complete the short proposal form and return to Dr Emma Defew ([email protected]) before 16:00 on 29th October 2021.

The proposal form is brief but needs to be completed in sufficient detail following the guidance notes to allow Programme Leaders to assess whether the project you are proposing is appropriate for a Masters student to undertake within the time and resources available.

Key Dates
  • 29th October 2021 – Deadline for submission of proposals
  • 3rd November 2021 – Advertising of projects to academic programmes and supervisors. You can also view project details here.
  • December/January 2022: Proposal consultation between organisation, potential students and academic supervisors, and where required refining of the initial outline.
  • By end February 2022 – Project proposers to decide upon student participation.
  • Before end March 2022 – Students made aware of project allocation and any Project agreement put in place (if applicable/required)

PLEASE NOTE: While we facilitate discussions between interested organisations and appropriate masters programmes, we cannot guarantee that each project proposal submitted will be matched with a student.

MASTS Resources

We’re working behind the scenes to bring you a suite of useful, and updateable, resources including: 

  • Find an expert
  • Find facilities & equipment
  • MASTS Publications


If you would like to be updated when the resources section is live please let us know.