- Modular, PGCert, PGDip, and MSc options are available for self-paced study.
- An adaptive learning approach lets you focus on either or both vertebrate and invertebrate aquaculture production.
- Start in September 2024 (PGCert, PGDip, MSc and Modular study) or January 2025 (PGCert and Modular study)
A 2.1 or higher undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant biological science or biotechnology (or international equivalent).
We will also consider applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree. In these circumstances we expect candidates to have at least five years of relevant professional learning. The Admissions team will holistically assess your application and determine the best route of entry for you. In some cases, this may be onto the PGCert in the first instance where students will have the opportunity to progress and graduate with a full Masters degree.
- CV or résumé
- two original signed references (at least one academic)
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- personal statement
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.
English language proficiency
If English is not your first language, you may need to provide an English language test score to evidence your English language ability. See approved English language tests and scores for this course.
What will you be taught?
- The programme will teach contemporary approaches to marine and land-based aquaculture, including operational best practice, engineering solutions, health and safety, animal welfare, and sustainability.
- The programme will help you to understand how to embed sustainability in all aspects of aquaculture, from production to markets.
- The modular course structure will allow you to tailor the learning material to your professional needs and main interests.
How will you be taught?
- You will study using a combination of video lectures, online presentations, handouts, tutorials, guided reading, online discussions, self-assessment and problem-solving tasks.
- The content will be distributed over multiple weeks, granting you the flexibility to tailor your learning experience according to your existing schedule.
- Discussion forums will provide opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas with your peers and tutors.
- All the course resources and reading material will be available via the University’s online learning platform, "Moodle".
- Students on the MSc course will undertake a dissertation in sustainable aquaculture. Projects with an employer or sponsor are welcomed (subject to eligibility).
These fee levels are currently under review.
- MSc £29,950
- PG Diploma £19,970
- PG Cert £9,985
- Non-graduating CPD £1,830 per ten credits
More information on tuition fees can be found on the postgraduate fees and funding page.
Funding and scholarships
Career-enhancing skills you will gain
- Develop an understanding of best practice in sustainable aquaculture.
- Cultivate your leadership skills and your ability to reflect on feedback, manage projects, and persevere in the face of challenges.
- Improve your understanding of aquaculture production, while learning to think creatively and to use your knowledge to formulate, design and develop innovative approaches to sustainable best practice.
The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students as well as a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.
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