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MSc Sustainable Aquaculture

University of Stirling
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Stirling
English
September 2021

Program description

MSc Sustainable Aquaculture

Study at the world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture – a leading international centre in sustainable seafood production and the largest of its kind in the world. The Institute brings together world-class, cross-disciplinary researchers to address a wide range of global challenges facing industry and society.

Our 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.

Admission 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 Requirement

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS Indicator 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 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
  • IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition Test 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China minimum 543 overall, 54 in listening, 53 in structure and written expression, 56 in reading and B2 in speaking
  • Trinity ISE II Pass overall with a Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
  • Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
  • Duolingo 95 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator - Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1, Autumn semester

Compulsory module

  • Foundations of Aquatic Production

Compulsory module

  • Aquaculture in Practice

Compulsory module

  • Aquaculture Nutrition

Year 1, Spring semester

Compulsory module

  • Environmental systems

Compulsory module

  • Genetics and Reproduction

Compulsory module

  • Aquaculture Health Control

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Mode of study: full-time, campus based, stand-alone modules

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee for UK students: £9,350
  • Tuition fee for EU students: £22,825
  • Tuition fee for Overseas (non-EU) students: £22,825

Qualification

Award: Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

Career opportunities

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.

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University of Stirling

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University of Stirling

FK9 4LA Stirling
Scotland

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stir.ac.uk

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