The course combines high-quality, practical work and field visits with class-based training in aquatic disease diagnosis and health management challenges drawn from real situations.
You’ll also develop an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species.
The course can also be seen as preparation for anyone who plans to do a PhD in aquatic animal health or disease.
This course has run for almost 40 years and we’ve trained over 200 students (in combination with Aquatic Veterinary Studies) from all over the world. As a graduate, your expertise will be relevant to a wide range of potential careers in aquatic animal health. Your selected career path will depend on your personal interests, as well as your previous experiences. Graduates have gone on to work as aquatic health consultants, with government fisheries departments and as managers of seafood farms and aquaria.
The course provides training for those who wish to pursue a PhD, especially in aquaculture, aquatic health, fisheries and aquatic resources management.
In combination with the Aquatic Veterinary Studies degree these are the destinations of our graduates over the last five years:
- About 30 percent have gone on to a PhD or further research
- Around 20 percent work in government fisheries departments
- About 15 percent are university lecturers
- The remainder are managers of farms or aquaria or have other similar types of employment
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- Foundations of Aquatic Production
- Aquaculture in Practice
- Aquaculture Diagnosis Skills 1 Histopathology and Viral Disease
- Parasites and Treatments
- Project (Aquatic Pathobiology)
- Aquaculture Health Control
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesBiology Hydrology & Water Management Microbiology View 123 other Masters in Microbiology in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
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International23325 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23325 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Stirling
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.