Taught course

Aquatic Pathobiology

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in agriculture, zoology, applied biology or microbiology, or other suitable degree is required.

The course is available on a block-release basis (by selecting individual or a series of modules) over a period not exceeding five academic years.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Institute of Aquaculture is one of a handful of institutions worldwide wholly devoted to aquaculture science and is the only university department of its kind in the UK. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students.

Our goal is to develop and promote sustainable aquaculture and in pursuit of this carry out research across most areas of aquaculture science including:

  • Reproduction and Genetics
  • Health Management
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental Management
  • Aquaculture Systems and International Development

Course Objectives

You will gain an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species, in addition to specialist expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. It is also intended as preparation for students who plan to pursue a PhD in the area of aquatic animal health or disease.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
4 months

PGDip

full time
11 months

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Various100

Course contact details

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