Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £20,750
Domestic tuition: £8,500

Program overview

The Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture explores the principles of aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems. You’ll develop an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management. With practical application at the core of your studies, you can choose to focus on specific aspects of sustainable aquaculture, including: advanced broodstock management aquaculture policy and planning livelihood analysis environmental management and biodiversity feed formulation and resources aquatic animal health control epidemiology ecotoxicology You can also explore the commercial business of sustainable aquaculture, with optional modules covering marketing, business studies and economics. You’ll learn the skills necessary to establish, manage and appraise aquaculture enterprises and development projects from within the industry or public sector.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

Career opportunities

This course has run for over 30 years and we’ve trained over 700 students from all over the world. The comprehensive nature of the course and our close links with UK and overseas industry allows good potential for employment in any aspect of commercial aquaculture. Approximately 30 percent of our students follow a direct route into the industry, including production, the supply sector (feed, health, equipment and systems), or post-harvest (processing and marketing). The course is also an excellent grounding for research and further education, often building on the dissertation, and about 30 percent of graduates choose this route. Links with government departments throughout the world allow many of our graduates to establish careers in aquaculture development and aquaculture management in developing countries.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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