M.Sc. On Campus


Memorial University of Newfoundland

24 months
2148 CAD/year
1652 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Memorial University of Newfoundland has led the development of the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Aquaculture activity in the province has its origins at Memorial University's Marine Sciences Research Laboratory, the precursor of the Department of Ocean Sciences. 


Key facts

Memorial's pioneering activity continues through aquaculture research at the Department of Ocean Sciences and the Marine Institute, Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research, and industrial support for the ocean industries. 

This master is offered at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Research activities involve the development of new species for aquaculture in the province. Faculty expertise exists in a wide range of scientific and practical areas, including feed development and analysis, marine larviculture, fish husbandry, commercial scale feeding trials, design of grow-out systems for fish and shellfish culture, optimizing shellfish farm production, international links and consultancy, bivalve larvae, and spat monitoring.

Description of program

  • The MSc Aquaculture is an interdisciplinary program designed to instruct students in research using principles from a wide range of disciplines. 
  • Research problems may include field and/or laboratory studies of one or more species of marine or freshwater flora and/or fauna. 
  • The program involves courses and a thesis, and can be completed in two years of full-time study

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Aquaculture
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology
  • Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Earth & Ocean Systems
  • Environmental Science Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1074 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 826 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National: $826-$1,239/semester
  • International: $1,074-$1,611/semester

Living costs for St. John's

1159 - 1707 CAD /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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