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AquaCulture, Environment and Society (ACES)

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

Master
24 months
Duration
5000 GBP/year
2500 GBP/year
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About

AquaCulture, Environment and Society (ACES) is an amazing 2-year programme at The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) that allows an international group of students to study aquaculture in Scotland (semester 1), Crete (Greece, semester 2) and Nantes (France, semester 3) with intensive involvement from industry.

Overview

As an AquaCulture, Environment and Society (ACES) graduate, our alumni will contribute to developing a global aquaculture industry that produces sustainable seafood for a growing human population.

The programme at The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is funded by the European Union's elite Erasmus Mundus programme and offers fully funded studentships to up to two students per country.

Students will build a lasting, international network and lay the foundation for outstanding employment opportunities.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES) will give you a unique opportunity to study in three centres of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete and France. It will also allow you to gain the practical and theoretical skills needed for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programmes, internships and fieldwork.

We are committed to promoting the development of a sustainable aquaculture industry and to achieve our goal we carry out cutting-edge research across all areas of aquaculture science including;

  • Fish, crustacean and bivalve nutrition and health
  • Welfare
  • Disease mitigation and resistance
  • Genetic improvement
  • Aquaculture systems and technology
  • Aquaculture governance and management

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Overview of Global Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture Environmental Interactions 
  • Innovation, Technology and Systems 
  • Governance, Management and Knowledge Exchange
  • Sustainability of Feed Production

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES) is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent; second class or higher at Honours level) in one of the fields of environmental or social sciences. An appropriate background could include; Aquaculture-related studies, Marine Science, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Marine Resources, Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy.
  • English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in all four components).

Work experience

  • We particularly welcome applications from mature students and/or those with practical working experience in the aquaculture industry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

We aim to recruit talented, well-qualified and driven students irrespective of their financial background. To this end, we encourage students and potential students to apply for a range of funding provided by UK and international government bodies, the European Commission, trusts, research councils, industry and employers. Below are details of potential funders for students of our EMJMD ACES course by region:

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.

Our partners

AquaCulture, Environment and Society (ACES)
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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

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