University of Stirling
Aquatic Food Security
This course is designed to introduce the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, and will promote an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production, post-harvest protocols, post-mortem metabolic events and microbial/chemical processes key for food safety and quality. Sensory assessment and shelf-life extension technologies will also be covered. The course will also examine other key issues in seafood trading such as traceability systems, certifications as well as the impact of governance and legislation on the global seafood sector.
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: Food quality and safety. Plus one from: Animal health and breeding; aquaculture development; numerical skills.
Taught module assessment is continuous, involving short tests, seminars, essays, practical reports, critical and computational analysis, field assignments and set project reports. The Research Project module is examined through written dissertation and seminar presentations by both supervisors and an external examiner.
|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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Stirling Campus||Stirling||FK9 4LA||Scotland|
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