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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Aquaculture, Environment and Society
|Institution||University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)|
|Department||Science, Technology and the Environment|
What is special about this course?
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) offers specialised training to deliver highly skilled graduates capable of addressing the challenge of food provision for a growing world population.
Food security is of global importance and, in the face of declining resources, aquaculture will have an increasing demand for people with in-depth knowledge and practical expertise to enable this major industry to produce nutritious, high-quality and affordable foods. Graduates will be capable of addressing these challenges and will have exciting international career opportunities.
The sustainable development of the aquaculture industry in Europe has become essential for improving the competitiveness of this sector internationally. There are, however, many major scientific, technological and social obstacles to overcome.
Special features ◾The course is delivered by an international team of experts at world-class research facilities including Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI; University of Crete (Greece); University of Nantes (France); and Radboud University (the Netherlands) ◾The course language will be English although students are encouraged to learn Greek and French ◾Associate institutes with world-class reputations are an integral part of this course and include the United Nations University - Institute of Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and the Huinay Research Station, Chile ◾Altogether we have 21 international Associate Partners supporting the course. These include the International Oceanographic Commission, Sainsbury’s and Marine Harvest, and they offer dissertation placements with full industry participation ◾The course gives students an opportunity to study for 6 months in three European countries and offers an unparalleled insight into aquaculture practices and policies across Europe and beyond ◾You will gain research experience through a dissertation, linked to an industrial partner and hosted by an ACES partner, with supervision from experts in the field ◾You will benefit from strong peer-group support and networking, developed throughout the programme as you move around the partners as one group during the first three semesters ◾A limited number of scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Any student can apply for a scholarship, and applications from EU and particularly non-EU candidates are welcome
How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 2 years
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
The EMJMD ACES+ programme is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields of environmental or social sciences, as well as a good level of English (at least IELTS 6.5). Basic French is recommended (although not essential, as intensive French language classes are provided) for day to day living in Semester 2. Admission is granted on the basis of a competitive selection procedure.
The course is open to international students who are able to study at SAMS UHI under a "Short term" study visa, which allows students to study for a period of 6 months in the UK before moving to the University of Crete.
|Location||Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI|
PO Box 3
|EU||5000 EUR for Whole course|
|England||5000 EUR for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||5000 EUR for Whole course|
|Scotland||5000 EUR for Whole course|
|Wales||5000 EUR for Whole course|
|Channel Islands||5000 EUR for Whole course|
|International||10000 EUR for Whole course|
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