University of the Highlands and Islands
Aquaculture, Environment and Society
This course offers specialised training to deliver highly skilled graduates capable of addressing the challenge of food provision for a growing world population. The course aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and practical expertise to enable this major industry to produce nutritious, high-quality and affordable foods. Students gain research experience through a dissertation, linked to an industrial partner and hosted by a University partner. The course is delivered at research facilities including: Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI; University of Crete (Greece); and University of Nantes (France). Associate institutes include the United Nations University and the Huinay Research Station, Chile. International partners (including the International Oceanographic Commission and Sainsbury's) offering dissertation placements with full industry participation.
Marine Harvest Scotland (Ltd) has pledged 2 scholarships to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES) run by the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS UHI) and in collaboration with the universities of Crete and Nantes. The course is part of the European Union's prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme and gives students the unique opportunity to travel throughout Europe as they learn about sustainable aquaculture. The 2-year sponsorship, open to graduates from EU member states, will fund one student per year and includes participation fees and an opportunity to work with Marine Harvest for a period of 6 months in order to complete a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI||Oban||PA37 1QA||Scotland|
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