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If cultivating aquatic plants and animals and expanding the development of aquatic farming around the world appeals to you, a Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries may be of interest to you. This postgraduate program offers a wide range of employment opportunities and research options in the world of marine life.

You may be wondering, what is an MSc in Aquaculture and Fisheries? This advanced educational program provides individuals with the comprehensive training and education required for the organization, conservation and sustainable consumption of oceanic resources such as fish, marine mammals, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Individuals who receive this postgraduate degree can help improve current aquaculture systems and work to develop new and innovative ways of supportable fish farming.

Choosing to study aquaculture can be beneficial for students as they can make a difference in how marine sources are used as profitable resources for food and other products. Graduates can also learn essential skills such as data acquisition and interpretation as they uncover how the interactions between humans and their marine environment can have lasting implications on the world and its sea life reserves.

The cost to pursue a master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries can vary depending on your enrollment status, your university and the amount of financial aid you receive. Students are encouraged to research their prospective school directly in order to understand the full cost of tuition and fees.

Individuals who receive a Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries can gain employment as aquaculture technicians, working in freshwater and marine farms studying fish nutrition, genetics and pathology. Graduates can also oversee hatchery maintenance and operation, farming methods, and species research. Other alumni choose to pursue employment opportunities with conservation organizations, or they may choose the avenue of researching and teaching for universities and colleges.

If you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree online that will help reduce the environmental impact of aquatic farming and support the development of sustainable aquaculture and fishery practices, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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11 Results in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Sparsholt College Hampshire

Aquaculture accounts for more than half of the fish supply for human consumption whilst angling is the biggest single leisure industry in the UK with a value in excess of ... [+]

Master's (MSc) Applied Aquaculture and Sports Fisheries Degree – Full-Time

Aquaculture accounts for more than half of the fish supply for human consumption whilst angling is the biggest single leisure industry in the UK with a value in excess of £4 billion annually. With the focus on a sustainable secure food supply for the future and a population with more leisure time available, enhanced knowledge and training are required by the industry in these two areas. Sports fisheries offer considerable subject overlap with aquaculture in terms of technical application, environmental impact, containment and predation, legislation and sustainability.

What will I learn?

The Salmonid Rearing and Trial Centre (SRTC) and the National Aquatics Training Centre (NATC) provide students with immediate access to the husbandry and rearing of many global aquaculture species together with extensive research facilities. In addition, the CollegeÕs close links with the UK aquaculture industry offer applied research opportunities. The onsite experiences for the sports fishery element of the MSc are supported by the College fishery and the stock of sports fish available in the NATC as well as numerous field site visits to local aquaculture and sports fishery venues. The CollegeÕs close proximity to many important and exclusive sports fisheries in Southern England will also provide students with unique learning experiences in the sustainable management of both aquaculture and sports fisheries. The teaching team at Sparsholt have a strong background in aquaculture and sports fisheries with specialisms in global aquaculture, fishery management and environmental biology.... [-]

United Kingdom Sparsholt
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Stirling

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate ... [+]

Introduction

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit your individual needs.

Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture and Development Aquaculture and the Environment Aquaculture Business Management

Aquaculture Business Management provides appropriate and flexible learning opportunities to allow students to understand the economics of aquaculture and set up business plans necessary to establish and consolidate new and existing aquaculture enterprises. The course places an emphasis on investment, financial management and marketing considerations, fundamental to the success of commercial aquaculture operations in any operating context.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Stirling

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organi ... [+]

Overview

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. You’ll study at the Institute of Aquaculture, one of the top institutions in this field. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. This Masters in Aquatic Pathobiology has been taught at the Institute for almost 40 years and is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world.

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Stirling

This Masters in Aquatic Food Security brings a unique perspective to the expertise that already exists in Stirling on global seafood production. It's the only Master's co ... [+]

Overview

This Masters in Aquatic Food Security brings a unique perspective to the expertise that already exists in Stirling on global seafood production. It's the only Master's course in the UK that focuses on how seafood can contribute to global food security.

Food security is a complex issue of global significance and understanding the role and contribution of seafood within food security is an emerging research area. Seafood products are provided by both aquaculture and capture fisheries and are one of the most highly traded food products globally. Including seafood in people's daily diet provides an affordable source of macro and micronutrients required for optimal human health and development.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Stirling

Study at the world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture – a leading international centre in sustainable seafood production and the largest of its kind in the world. The Inst ... [+]

Overview

Study at the world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture – a leading international centre in sustainable seafood production and the largest of its kind in the world. The Institute brings together world-class, cross-disciplinary researchers to address a wide range of global challenges facing industry and society.

Our Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture explores the principles of aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems. 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:... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and ... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in playing a key role in high quality scientific marine research providing advice in marine management based on sound scientific knowledge becoming critically minded, problem-solving and communicative scientists... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Linnaeus University

The Master of Science in the Evolutionary ecology of fishes is multidisciplinary and builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution, and organism biology to expl ... [+]

Fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other vertebrate group, can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, play important roles as food and predators in marine and freshwater ecosystems, and they are an important resource for humans worldwide.

The Master of Science in the Evolutionary ecology of fishes is multidisciplinary and builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and organism biology in order to explore and appreciate biological diversity among fishes. During the first year, students are introduced to traditional aspects of the biology of fishes such as systematics, taxonomy, and distribution, and to current research topics in fish ecology including life-history strategies, behavior, and evolutionary adaptations. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with spatial and temporal changes in the environment, including climate change and human activities such as habitat modification and fishing.... [-]

Sweden Kalmar
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact ... [+]

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and the seas, lakes, and streams have a crucial role to play in regulating our planet’s biogeography and climate—and in maintaining biodiversity. Moreover, a large part of the global population is dependent on fisheries and aquaculture as a source of food or income, and ‘blue growth’ features high on the EU’s political agenda.... [-]

Denmark Lyngby
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Of Debrecen

This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid ... [+]

The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.... [-]

Hungary Debrecen
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The MSc in Aquaculture, established at Ghent University in 1991, offers a constantly actualised programme that balances a broad multidisciplinary approach with in-depth r ... [+]

Aquaculture is defined as the production of aquatic plants and animals for human consumption. Under the pressure of the increasing world population on the one side and the stagnating or even declining fishery landings on the other side, aquaculture is considered as the only option to respond to the growing demand for healthy and sustainable seafood.

Commercial aquaculture is a relatively young, diverse and dynamic bio-industry with growth figures exceeding any other traditional primary production sector.

Modern aquaculture is a strongly research-driven bio-industry requiring constant innovation and highly skilled entrepreneurs. On the other hand, it is also a very diverse discipline with a wide range of involved species (plants, molluscs, crustaceans, fish), climates, environments (freshwater, brackish water, marine), and exploitation modes (developing versus developed economies; subsistence versus business aquaculture).... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

We offer courses in fish breeding, fish nutrition and planning and design of aquacultural plants, and you will get insight and knowledge about how those components/factor ... [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Manager in the fish farming industry, quality control, governmental or extension positions, developing new aquaculture species, managing breeding programs, sales or administration. The Master degree is also a stepping stone to an academic career. What will you learn?

The program gives you broad and interdisciplinary strength and specialization in subjects of your choice. We offer courses in fish breeding, fish nutrition and planning and design of aquacultural plants, and you will get insight and knowledge about how those components/factors affect the effectiveness of production and influence the economic yield.

About

The study starts with introductory courses in physiology, health care, and water quality, before the fundamentals of genetics and breeding, fish nutrition and also practical and theoretical aspects of fish production and technology is covered. The aim of the study is to give the students broad practical and theoretical knowledge in different fields, before they complete their master thesis within a focus area, which can be chosen from fish breeding, fish nutrition, production technology or another area of interest, e.g. water or product quality. The master thesis project is normally taken over one year and offers great flexibility in terms of project type and location.... [-]

Norway As
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus