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Marine Mammal Science student testimonials

Here is what previous Marine Mammal Science students have to say about the course:

“Getting taught at SMRU was an honour due to the many experts concentrated there, who all were very helpful. This also makes it a great place to network and get a taste of the working environment you are being prepared for during the Masters. Besides, the town of St Andrews offers many ways to enjoy and relax after study.”

Marjoleine, 2015 MPhil


“I really enjoyed being a student at SMRU. I found it inspiring to be surrounded by and learn from so many experts in the field, and the largely open-door policy made for a friendly atmosphere. It was awesome to get the opportunity to be a field assistant on several different research projects around Scotland.”

Chloe, 2013-2014 cohort


“My goal in doing the Marine Mammal Science Masters was to learn a lot from the best in the field and to gain access to the cutting edge of marine mammal science. And while this was, in many ways, a reality, I've found that, more than that, my year in St. Andrews has equipped me with invaluable tools for life. Meeting the challenges of the job market or coping with offshore life (I now work as an MMO and PAMS operator) somehow seemed less daunting.”

Rute, 2012-2013 cohort


"The Masters course has been a fundamental step for my development as a scientist and an amazing personal experience. The combination of cutting-edge expertise in ecological modelling and a world-renowned team working on marine mammals makes the course a must for whoever wants to pursue a career in Marine Mammal Science. What I have learned in St Andrews in that (intense!) year has provided me with the critical tools to complete my PhD and will continue to shape my work in the future."

Enrico, 2009-2010 cohort