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Aquaculture, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #454 (BCR) Santiago de Compostela, Spain
In this inter-university Aquaculture master's degree at the University of Santiago de Compostela where the three Galician universities participate, students will acquire the knowledge, and skills that will enable them to design and develop research in the field of aquaculture, manage and control facilities and in-land and marine facilities.
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Skills and competences 

The specialty in Aquaculture master's degree at the University of Santiago de Compostela trains students to manage farms, both for fish and mollusc farming and crustacean and algae farming firms. Companies require highly qualified staff, with a broad educational background, capable of addressing daily problems but also able to design new farming strategies. The master's program also aims to responds to this demand.

The specialty in Aquaculture Biotechnology trains both for research in R&D centres and for R&D departments in farming and biotechnology companies. This type of company requires staff with fundamental knowledge of farming, but also with in-depth training in research so that, in the event of opting for a PhD, they may address research lines applied to the sector's specific interests.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biology
  • Marine Science 
  • Veterinary Science
  • Environmental Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

In case there are more applications than seats offered, the followingspecific criteria shall apply:

  • Weighted academic transcript: 30%
  • Subjects taken in the degrees of access linked to the master's (Biochemistry, Physiology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany): 5%
  • Knowledge of English language (First Certificate, etc.): 10%
  • Curriculum: 25%
  • Professional experience in the field of aquaculture: 15%
  • Research experience: 15%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5232 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7845 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1932 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Santiago de Compostela

  • 580 - 960 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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