Teaching & Education


The broad range of undergraduate opportunities available at the University of St Andrews can be found here. Staff at the Sea Mammal Research Unit contribute to teaching and training at both Masters and PhD levels.

Postgraduate Study

MSc Poster Session at SOI, September 2015 (S Heinrich)

MSc Poster Session at SOI, September 2015 (S Heinrich)

Postgraduate courses at Masters level are offered in Marine Mammal Science and in Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems.  For more details go to the links below

School of Biology: MSc Marine Mammal Science

School of Biology: MSc Marine Ecosystem Management

PhD Study

PhD level supervision is carried out by many SMRU staff members and funded places are advertised on the SMRU website.  Further details can be found at the School of Biology website.

School of Biology: PhD Study


The Sea Mammal Research Unit is dedicated to carrying out impartial, independent and innovative research into the biology of marine mammals. Our research is highly relevant to society and we recognize the importance of letting people from all walks of life have access to what we do. As part of our outreach and education efforts we have created blogs and fact sheets describing specific aspects of our work.