Taught course

Sustainable Aquaculture

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Biology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in Biological Science or other relevant discipline from a U.K. university or its foreign equivalent or other appropriate qualification will normally be required. Overseas students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English as well as meeting the other entrance requirements. A satisfactory result to current University entry requirements in a recognised test of English Language competence (e.g. IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required see: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc/PGDip in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level courses which aims to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture.

Course highlights

  • Flexible modular e-learning allows students to complete their studies while continuing in their employment.
  • The course uses an online e-learning platform with tutorial support, direct contact with tutors, video steam and access to student bulletin boards.

Teaching format

The Sustainable Aquaculture distance learning modular 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.

Classes are taught through a combination of weekly lectures and tutorials and are assessed through a combination of written examinations and coursework.

The award of Postgraduate Diploma requires 120 credits gained from taught modules over an 18-month period and covers all aspects of aquaculture both vertebrate and invertebrate. The course consists of a series of compulsory core modules and a choice of five optional modules matched to students’ specific interests.

The award of MSc requires 180 credits, including 120 credits gained from taught modules (as for the PGDip) and 60 credits for a research dissertation of no more than 15,000 words to be submitted on a specified date at the end of the course.

Information for international students

Overseas students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English. A satisfactory result to current University entry requirements in a recognised test of English Language competence (e.g. IELTS 7.0 or equivalent) is required see website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£20370 (MSc)
International students
£20370 (MSc)
There are many potential scholarships or support schemes available to postgraduates.

Find out more about postgraduate scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
18 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

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