Seafish Masters Projects Scheme

Seafish, the UK seafood industry authority, wishes to offer short-term research projects suitable for MSc or MRes students. These projects are intended to fulfil Master's degree research project requirements and therefore applicants are required to be registered on a Master's degree programme and have an identified academic supervisor. The research themes are chosen to align with the Seafish Corporate and Annual Plans.

What are the benefits of carrying out one of the Seafish projects?

  • Real World Projects - Students have the opportunity to address a real need within the seafood industry and apply knowledge gained through their university programme.
  • Enhanced Employability - Students gain invaluable experience of the seafood industry, enhancing their employability and refining their career plans.
  • Bursary - Seafish is offering a bursary of £1000 to all successful applicants

How it Works

Seafish staff have developed 'research themes' that have clear objectives and testable questions, and which address a specific seafood industry need or needs.

To ensure these themes can 'host' a Masters project, we are looking to Universities to develop appropriate masters projects based on the objectives and testable questions.

Proposed projects will be reviewed by the Seafish Scientific Advisory Group and Seafish staff and a shortlist will be agreed. We will work with the proposing University to identify and appoint masters students through an interview process.

If you are interested in applying please complete and return the application form clearly noting which project/s you are interested in. Full details of the projects that are available can be viewed at the bottom of this page 

The Small Print

  • You must be a registered full- or part-time postgraduate student for the academic year 2017/18
  • You should have a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant degree
  • You must have an identified internal academic supervisor at your University
  • Guidance and support will be provided by the relevant Seafish staff member but you will be expected to also draw on the expertise of your home supervisor to enhance the project.
  • The bursary will be paid on receipt of a completed Masters thesis. The thesis will be submitted hard-bound (2 copies) with an electronic copy and a copy of all data with a full explanation of all terms used in the spreadsheets or databases, including meta-data. The bursary will only be paid on hand over of all these elements.
  • The student will be invited to present their conclusions to the Seafish Common Language Group which is a pan-sectoral dissemination group (T&S will be paid) within 6 months of completion. This is the perfect opportunity to sell yourself to potential future employers.
  • The Seafish staff supervisor must be included in any publications as a co-author to recognise the project idea initiation and contribution of that staff member to the supervision of the project. Seafish funding must be acknowledged in all publicity and materials that arise from the project.
  • Projects will remain available until filled.