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M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Aquaculture

University of Stirling

12 months
22825 GBP/year
9350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Aquaculture programme at the University of Stirling explores the principles of aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems. 

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You’ll develop an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management.

With practical application at the core of your studies, you can choose to focus on specific aspects of sustainable aquaculture, including:

  • advanced broodstock management
  • aquaculture policy and planning
  • livelihood analysis
  • environmental management and biodiversity
  • feed formulation and resources
  • aquatic animal health control
  • epidemiology
  • ecotoxicology

You can also explore the commercial business of sustainable aquaculture, with optional modules covering marketing, business studies and economics. 

You’ll learn the skills necessary to establish, manage and appraise aquaculture enterprises and development projects from within the industry or public sector.

The Sustainable Aquaculture  programme at the University of Stirling  is highly modular, and has been designed to offer considerable flexibility for learning while maintaining a high standard of training. 

This structure lets you make more subject choices which will benefit your future career.

Career opportunities

The comprehensive nature of the course and our close links with UK and overseas industry allows good potential for employment in any aspect of commercial aquaculture. 

The course is also an excellent grounding for research and further education, often building on the dissertation, and about 30 percent of graduates choose this route. 

Links with government departments throughout the world allow many of our graduates to establish careers in aquaculture development and aquaculture management in developing countries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • There are two compulsory modules taken consecutively, which give a broad introduction to aquaculture science and practice. 
  • The first focuses on aquaculture species, systems and environments and their interaction whilst the second considers aquaculture as a commercial activity, its governance and insights into aquaculture in practice. 
  • Successful completion of the foundation modules plus one advanced module will qualify you for a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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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    22825 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22825 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9350 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Sustainable Aquaculture
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