Sustainable Aquaculture – distance learning (PG Cert) January 2021 entry
The PG Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning courses at a postgraduate level with a focus on either vertebrates or invertebrates.
Sustainable Aquaculture is also offered as a PGDip/MSc degree programme and as a modular course (in which you can take modules individually).
Postgraduate, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert)
The following course dates are for those planning to complete the PG Cert in a year:
- Start date: 25 January 2021
- End date: 24 January 2022
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
Minimum one year part time; maximum two years part time
- 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, see the international entry requirements.
- English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.
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.
Postgraduate Certificate: £7,690
Applications are accepted until shortly before teaching starts. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
- CV or résumé
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language)
- covering letter or letter of intent (optional).
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.
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The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2019–2020 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2021 entry.
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 and 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 some may only allow limited numbers of students (see the University’s position on curriculum development).
The modules listed here are indicative, and there is no guarantee they will run for 2021 entry. Take a look at the most up-to-date modules in the module catalogue.