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Sports Fisheries and Aquaculture

University Centre Sparsholt
2 years
Foundation / Pathway program
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Program description

Awarded by: University of Portsmouth


What will I learn?
The programme is designed to develop the practical, scientific and specialist skills needed by the fishery management and aquaculture industry. Subjects studied include water quality, fish anatomy and physiology, fishery management and ecology, aquaculture and fish health and nutrition.

You will also gain work experience in various industry sectors. Previous placements range from Scottish salmon farms, specimen carp fisheries in England, France and Spain and a tilapia farm in Jamaica to river keeping on local chalk streams, the London Aquarium, the Fish Disease Laboratory at Weymouth and bait manufacturers.

Study tours are embedded into the course at Level 4 (Scotland) and Level 5 (Malta). They are a great opportunity to experience different vocational opportunities and other facilities.

Where can I go from here?
You can progress to the BSc (Hons) in Aquaculture and Fishery Management Top-up at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are BSc programmes available at other universities.

Sparsholt students have also gained employment as sports fishery managers, fish farmers and fishery officers in the Environment Agency.

About this institute

University Centre Sparsholt

The University of Portsmouth and Sparsholt College, Hampshire, were delighted to announce the creation of ‘University Centre Sparsholt’ in December 2016. This is the new name for the College’s Higher Education programmes, which are validated by the University of Portsmouth....

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Contact info

University Centre Sparsholt

Westley Lane
SO21 2NF Sparsholt


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