Sustainable Aquaculture (MSc)
The MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture.
The Sustainable Aquaculture distance learning program is taught part time via an online e-learning platform offering online tutorial support, direct email contact with tutors, video streams and access to student bulletin boards. This structure allows students the maximum flexibility to complete their studies while continuing in their employment.
- A 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant biological science. Entry will also be offered following successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture in conjunction with additional evidence of relevant professional experiential learning. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Aquaculture and Fisheries
- Biology for Aquaculture
- Health and Disease
- Local and Global Impacts of Aquaculture
- Management, Husbandry and Sustainability
- Markets, Products, Processing and Food Safety
- Nutrition for Aquaculture
Optional modules in the past have included:
- Advanced Welfare and Ethics
- Breeding and Genetics
- Larval Rearing
- Ornamental and Aquaria Production
- Recirculation Aquaculture Systems.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Graduates may continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews. PhD students at the School of Biology at St Andrews have the opportunity to undertake a research degree in their chosen subject area where research interests span the breadth of biological science.
Graduates will typically pursue a career in higher level management, research and development or business development within the global aquaculture business.
About this institute
University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...
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Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.
Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.
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