Taught course

Sustainable Aquaculture - Distance Learning (PGDip/MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Biology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant biological science. Entry will also be offered following successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture in conjunction with additional evidence of relevant professional experiential learning.

If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Sustainable Aquaculture distance learning programme is taught part time via an online e-learning platform offering online tutorial support, direct email contact with tutors, video streams and access to student bulletin boards. This structure allows students the maximum flexibility to complete their studies while continuing in their employment.

Teaching format

Both PGDip and MSc students take taught modules covering all aspects of aquaculture - both vertebrate and invertebrate species - over an 18-month period. MSc students then spend the next six months researching and writing a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words to be submitted on a specified date at the end of the course.

Classes are taught through a combination of weekly lectures and tutorials and are assessed through a combination of written examinations and coursework. The course consists of a series of compulsory core modules and a choice of five optional modules matched to students’ specific interests.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc: £23,090 Postgraduate Certificate: £15,400
International students
MSc: £23,090 Postgraduate Certificate: £15,400

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    flexible
    18-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgtaughtbiology@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3441