Taught course

Sustainable Aquaculture - Distance Learning (PGDip/MSc)

University of St Andrews · School of Biology

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


Course content

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.

- 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
Both PGDip and MSc students take taught modules covering all aspects of aquaculture both vertebrate and invertebrate 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.
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 the latest module catalogue which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
Postgraduate Certificate: £6,995
International students
Postgraduate Certificate: £6,995

Qualification and course duration


24-60 months


18-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 3441