What will I learn?
Building on a strong science foundation, the course is designed to expand your knowledge of the husbandry and rearing of many global aquaculture species and refine your research techniques in applied aquaculture, sports fisheries and sustainable fisheries management.
In addition to traditional lectures and seminars, units are delivered using the practical resources of our Aquatic Research and Conservation Centre, the only teaching facility of its kind in the UK, Salmonid Rearing and Trials Centre and College fishery, industry specific software and databases, conference attendance, guest speakers and off-site visits. Links are encouraged to external organisations, commercial companies and collaborative research projects.
How will I be assessed?
Units are assessed by a mixture of coursework including posters, presentations and written assignments plus an original dissertation requiring independent research and formal write-up. You will be encouraged to submit written papers for publication in appropriate industry related journals.
Where can I go from here?
Typical employment destinations include technical roles in aquaculture, sport fishery consultants, government fishery scientists for organisations such as Cefas and the Environment Agency. Alternatively you may choose to continue with doctorate research.
• Applied Aquaculture
• Sports Fishery Management
• Sustainable Fisheries Management
• Research Toolkit
• Research Project
BSc (Hons) in a Science-related programme at 2:2 or above
Dr Nick Beevers, PhD, MRes, BSc (Hons)
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