12 months
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23325 GBP/year
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About

The Aquatic Pathobiology programme at University of Stirling gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms in the Aquatic Pathobiology programme at University of Stirling .

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.

Career opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Aquatic Production
  • Aquaculture in Practice
  • Aquaculture Diagnosis Skills 1 Histopathology and Viral Disease
  • Parasites and Treatments
  • Project (Aquatic Pathobiology)
  • Aquaculture Health Control

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
78

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
78

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Stirling and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23325 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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