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POSTGRADUATE
DIPLOMA

PRICE

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LOCATION

Online

LANGUAGE

English

PROVIDER

University of St Andrews

AVAILABILITY

High

INTRODUCTION

The award of a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) qualification requires 120 credits gained from taught modules over an 18 month period consisting of a series of compulsory core modules and a choice of optional modules matched to students’ specific interests.

COURSE CONTENT

Core Modules

Aquaculture and fisheries
Biology for aquaculture
Nutrition for aquaculture
Health and disease
Management, husbandry and sustainability
Markets, products, processing and food safety
Local and global impacts of aquaculture

Option Modules

Breeding and genetics
Welfare and ethics
Recirculating aquaculture systems
Ornamental and aquaria production
Larval rearing

MASTERS/MSc

The award of a Masters/MSc requires the student to complete the 18 month PG Dip qualification as described above. Over the following 6 months, the student then completes a 15,000-word dissertation. The dissertation involves the study of a defined problem within the field of sustainable aquaculture. Students are required to collate and analyse data and to discuss their results in the light of existing literature.

Students are normally admitted to the MSc programme after they have completed the Postgraduate Diploma. This programme takes 2 years of part-time study in total.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must hold an upper second class honours degree in Biological Science or other relevant discipline from a UK university or its foreign equivalent. Entry will also be offered following successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture in conjunction with additional evidence of relevant professional experiential learning. Overseas students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.

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