Taught course

Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

Candidates require a veterinary degree from a university recognised by the University of Stirling.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Food from aquatic systems is essential for much of the world’s population – but wild catches are declining. Fortunately Aquaculture (farming of aquatic animals) is an alternative source of high quality nutrition and employment. Aquaculture has been very successful but diseases can be damaging. Aquaculture has over 40 years of experience in investigating and controlling fish and shrimp diseases worldwide, which it utilises to improve your problem-solving skills, equipping you to make a real contribution to the sustainability of aquaculture.

Course Objectives

The course is specifically aimed at students with a veterinary science qualification with the object of giving training in the wide range of disciplines and skills necessary for the investigation, prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases. You will gain an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species, in addition to specialist expertise in aquatic animal diseases. It is also intended to prepare students who plan to pursue a PhD in the area of aquatic animal health or disease

Fees and funding

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

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