Students will take compulsory modules for either vertebrate or invertebrate study.
- Aquaculture and Fisheries: the global importance of aquaculture and fisheries industries worldwide.
- Biology for Aquaculture - Vertebrates or Biology for Aquaculture - Invertebrates: the fundamental biology, anatomy and physiology of either invertebrate or vertebrate aquaculture species.
- Health and Disease - Vertebrates or Health and Disease - Invertebrates: the factors that influence disease processes in cultured fish or invertebrates.
- Nutrition - Vertebrates or Nutrition - Invertebrates: the anatomy, physiology and nutritional requirements of key fish or invertebrate species.
Students choose two of the following optional modules:
- Local and Global Impacts of Aquaculture: the environmental impact of aquaculture practices on both local and global scales.
- Management, Husbandry and Sustainability: production management and business management of modern aquaculture practices.
- Markets, Products, Processing and Food Safety: advanced knowledge of aquaculture markets, products, processing and food safety.
Optional modules are subject to change each year and require a minimum number of participants to be offered; some may only allow limited numbers of students (see the University’s position on curriculum development).