Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

Fees, T&Cs and Contact details

Fees & Contact Details

Enrolment on the MASTS PG Cert is free to all newly registering MASTS funded postgraduate researchers (PGRs).   Other PGRs who are already members of the MASTS Graduate School i.e. prior to 1st September 2017, including those in receipt of a MASTS Bursary and those who have paid to become members of the Graduate School, are also eligible for free enrolment provided they have been registered for a PhD for 12 months or less. For other PGRs, fees apply for joining both the MASTS Graduate School and for enrolling in the MASTS PG Cert.  Other Early Career Researchers may be considered and can discuss an application by contacting us. Fees for the academic years 17/18 – 18/19 are as follows:

  • Membership of MASTS Graduate School – £1400
  • Enrolment on the MASTS PG Cert – £1600

Fees are subject to annual revision. Find out more about our Terms & Conditions.
Meet the Team

Details of the team responsible for coordinating, developing and delivering the MASTS PG Cert programme are below. We look forward to hearing from you.

University of Strathclyde
Course Coordinator, PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development for Marine Science and Technology (MASTS PG Cert)
Campbell is the primary point of contact for enquiries about the MASTS PG Cert programme. He oversees the academic content and quality assurance of the programme, which is supported and managed by Strathclyde University, and helps students and staff to understand the ethos behind the award. Campbell also consults with all our stakeholders (students, staff, employers and funders) to ensure the MASTS PG Cert constantly evolves to meet the needs of our students and effectively compliments your PhD programme with MASTS and your host university. Before taking up his current role, Campbell completed a PhD at Strathclyde and conducted 10 years of postdoctoral research. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dean of the MASTS Graduate School
Lois is responsible for leadership of the MASTS Graduate School which provides a locus for specialised professional development and support of postgraduate students, and alumni, in marine science across Scotland. Lois provides support to postgraduate students undertaking the PG Cert, advising on career development and training activities. Lois maintains links with stakeholders and activity providers, MASTS researchers, partner universities and organisations, to characterize the skills and attributes of a MASTS postgraduate and ensure that MASTS professional development meets the evolving needs of employers and graduates, enhancing employability. After completing a PhD through University of London, Lois worked as a marine science researcher for 17 years before moving into higher education management, leading SAMS Education Department until April 2016. She developed and led Graduate Schools in SAMS and UHI before joining MASTS.
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MASTS Programme Co-ordinator and Deputy Dean of the MASTS Graduate School
Emma co-ordinates the activities of the Directorate, and assists members of the MASTS community, including the Grad School. She has a key communications role in MASTS and provides a central contact for support and advice to postgraduate students undertaking the MASTS PG Cert. Emma also liaises with MASTS researchers, partners and stakeholders to support the development and delivery of activities for the MASTS PG Cert. Emma competed a PhD at University of St Andrews, and worked as a marine science researcher for 10 years before joining the MASTS team in 2011, supporting the development of the current MASTS structure and operation.
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.