Lighthouse research staff contribute to several undergraduate courses in Aberdeen. Undergraduate students on the Biodiversity course also attend Field Courses in Cromarty, providing opportunities to visit the Field Station and learn more about our research.

Honours and taught MSc students have the opportunity to conduct independent research projects in Cromarty.

Employers of past students include British Antarctic Survey, NatureScot, JNCC, NOAA, DFO, Universities and ecological consultancies.

Prospective Students

Information on opportunities for studying taught courses at Aberdeen can be found on the following webpages:

In addition, post-graduate Research opportunities exist at the Lighthouse for PhD or research Masters students.

For graduates with a good degree and relevant experience, research MSc or PhD positions may be obtained in one of two ways:

  • by applying for the funded studentship places that are advertised on the Graduate School website and findaphd.com. These are advertised in the autumn for an October start date.
  • by developing your own research proposals, and approaching relevant staff who may be interested in supervising your work and helping you find financial support for the project.
  • general information about research degrees at Aberdeen can be found here.