University of Stirling
Aquaculture (Sustainable Aquaculture)
The course is highly modularised and is designed to give considerable flexibility for learning, while maintaining a high standard of training. There is a number of degree outcomes available. These differ primarily in their defined path of required modules; specialised outcomes have more compulsory modules where the Sustainable Aquaculture degree has greater choice. Students will attain background knowledge in the principles of aquaculture and key factors influencing viability of aquatic animal production systems, including an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management.
A minimum of a 2nd 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.
Foundation modules: Principles of Aquaculture; aquaculture Production. Advanced modules (choose two from five): Aquatic environmental resources; animal health & breeding; advanced aquaculture production; aquaculture development; aquaculture biotechnology I.
Assessments for this course will include laboratory-based practical sessions and fieldwork as well as continuous taught module assessment involving: short tests; seminars; essays; practical reports; critical and computational analysis; field assignments; set project reports. The Research Project module is examined through written dissertation and seminar presentations by both examiners and the external examiner.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 15,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Stirling Campus||Stirling||FK9 4LA||Scotland|
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