Taught course

Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Consideration will be given to graduates with an Honours degree in a relevant subject from a university or college recognised by the University of Stirling or an equivalent academic or professional qualification. Consideration will also be given to graduates with an Ordinary or General degree in a relevant subject from a university recognised by the University of Stirling, or an equivalent qualification, and extensive experience in aquaculture and/or fisheries

Months of entry

September

Course content

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs.

Aquaculture Business Management

Aquaculture Business Management provides appropriate and flexible learning opportunities to allow students to understand the economics of aquaculture and set up business plans necessary to establish and consolidate new and existing aquaculture enterprises. The course places an emphasis on investment, financial management and marketing considerations, fundamental to the success of commercial aquaculture operations in any operating context.

The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture Business Management, there are two compulsory advanced topics of study: Business and Financial Management, and Policy, Planning and Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome.

Aquaculture and Development

The Aquaculture and Development course offers students the opportunity to hone skills necessary to plan, manage and evaluate aquaculture development projects. This course places an emphasis on ensuring the sustainability of aquaculture development initiatives in environmental, social and economic terms.

The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture and Development, there are three compulsory advanced topics of study: Environmental Management; Livelihoods and Aquatic Resource Management and Policy; and Planning and Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome.

Aquaculture and the Environment

Environmental management of aquaculture to enhance sustainability is becoming ever more important. The MSc course in Aquaculture and the Environment provides flexible learning opportunities to acquire and extend the knowledge and expertise to develop environmental assessment strategies, management systems and regulation frameworks for the aquaculture industry or development projects throughout the world. The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture and the Environment, there are three compulsory advanced topics of study: Environmental Management; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing; Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome.

Aquaculture Nutrition

This course provides relevant and flexible learning opportunities through which students can acquire and further develop the knowledge and skills necessary to establish, manage and appraise aquaculture nutrition and feed supplies. In addition, this course will enable students to develop new aquaculture feed technologies contributing to the development of the aquaculture industry.

The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated at the end of each assessed module towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture Nutrition, there are three compulsory advanced topics of study: Practical Feed Production; Epidemiology and Health Control; Environmental Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome.

Aquaculture Systems

Aquaculture Systems provides appropriate and flexible opportunities through which students can attain and further develop the knowledge and skills necessary to establish, manage and appraise aquaculture enterprises and systems. This course is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue a career in aquaculture facility development and management.

As a student of Aquaculture Systems, there are three compulsory advanced topics of study: Advanced Engineering; Policy, Planning and Management; GIS and Remote Sensing.

Biotechnology for Aquaculture

A newly introduced degree outcome which provides a practical and applications training in generic and specialist biotechnological molecular methods, within the context of aquatic food production, by world experts in the field. This degree outcome will also prepare the student for working in the ever increasing biotechnology sector of aquatic food production by giving instruction in basic aquaculture concepts and skills.

As a student of Biotechnology for Aquaculture, there are six compulsory advanced topics of study incorporating practical methods training and application and their use in environmental biotechnology, genomics and aquaculture health management.

If you would like more information on the structure and content of these degree outcomes, visit:

http://www.aquaculture.stir.ac.uk/training/masters

Fees and funding

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

PGCert

full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Trevor Telfer
Email
t.c.telfer@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467921