Plymouth University: Sustainable Aquaculture Systems (MSc)

InstitutionPlymouth University View institution profile
Department School of Biological and Marine Sciences
Web https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/
Email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught

Summary

Aquaculture is now recognised as the fastest growth sector of agribusiness on a global scale – learn about this growing industry through our multidisciplinary approach, which places emphasis on sustainable use of aquatic and marine resources for commercial exploitation for food and products. You’ll discover the scientific rationale for improving aquatic animal health, production and reducing environmental impact and address the socio-economic factors.

* Develop an appreciation for the growing aquaculture industry within a sustainable agenda for meeting the needs of culturing fish, crustacean, mollusc, aquatic plants and invertebrates for their products.

* Choose specialised modules and draw on the expertise of research active staff with proven track records of teaching and national as well as international recognition in their fields.

* Seize the opportunity to research an aspect of aquaculture.

* Undertake a variety of projects and technical training with our contemporary facilities such as wet labs/aquaria, nutrition and feed analytical suites as well as teaching laboratories, molecular biology and an electron microscopy centre.

* Learn from internationally recognised scientists and personnel from Plymouth University and the National Lobster Hatchery.

* Gain access to expertise from leaders in industry and commerce in a variety of aquaculture systems, advancing your technical and scientific knowledge.

* Benefit from our strong relationships with government agencies, commercial enterprising and advisory organisations.

* Join our well established postgraduate environment where PhD students interact and engage in related specialised areas to foster a sound academic forum for sharing ideas and technical knowledge.

* Graduate opportunities include various career paths within the aquaculture industry as well as associated fields relating to fish and shellfish health, welfare and research. Previous graduates have progressed into careers in these fields or PhD programmes in the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa.

2 course options

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good Honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants may also be considered if without recent formal qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Modules

You’ll learn about the scale and nature of the global industry and the challenges required to develop sustainable solutions. The programme reflects key aspects of fish, shellfish and algae production relating to modern aquaculture practices with emphasis on nutrition, feed management, health, welfare and sustainable technology. It also incorporates the socio-economic and geo-political developments in this expanding area as well as marketing and enterprise. Topics include: fish nutrition, feed technology, fish and shellfish health management, disease prevention and genetic improvement of stock for aquaculture; management of fish production, ornamental fish culture and global demand for aquatic trades in captive fish species; environmental and legislative regulations in different countries and the problems of aquaculture expansion in rural areas; economics of the marine environment; seafood processing; and a research project leading to your dissertation.

Core Modules:

* Health and Production in Aquaculture
* Research Project
* Sustainable Use of Resources in Biological Systems
* Postgraduate Research Skills & Methods
* Contemporary Issues in Aquaculture

Optional modules include:

* Seafood Processing - Current Perspectives
* Economics of the Marine Environment
* Marine Planning

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Location Main Site
Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA

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University of Plymouth is a high-quality, teaching and research-rich institution with a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives. The Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking places us amongst the top 3 modern universities in the UK* and we have a record number of Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows, reflecting the innovative learning environment at the heart of our taught programmes. Nearly two-thirds of our submission to the most recent Research Excellence Framework was rated as ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’.

*2017 Times Higher Education Young Universities

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