University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Students will gain an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species, in addition to specialist expertise in aquatic animal diseases. It is also intended to prepare students who plan to pursue a PhD in the area of aquatic animal health or disease.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in Veterinary Medicine. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Foundation modules: Principles of aquaculture; aquaculture production. Advanced modules: Aquaculture diseases & diagnosis; aquaculture disease treatment.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a number of assignments in a range of formats. The Research Project is graded on activities undertaken during the project, the thesis and a presentation you make in front of your peers, supervisors and examiners. The dissertation is examined by internal and external examiners.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
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 details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

Key information

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