Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

General

Program Description

Overview

Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources. Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the production of species in different aquaculture production systems. Training of professionals for aquaculture and fisheries. Provide skills that enable lifelong learning in a self-oriented or autonomous manner. Create the competencies during the Masters to enable progress to a higher level of specialization at the Ph.D. level. To train professionals able to communicate their knowledge to the scientific as well as the non-scientific public.

Course Structure

Branch Fisheries

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Fisheries Biology and Ecology 6 14301041
Topics in Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Conservation 6 14301043
Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology 6 140064318
Option 1.1
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6 14309008
Statistics Option
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6 14309011

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Transformation of Aquatic Products 3 14301048
Management and Conservation 6 14301049
Modeling 6 14301050
Fisheries Technology and Evaluation of Resources 6 14301051
Option 1.2.1
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6 14309009
Option 1.2.2
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3 14309010

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Dissertation / Report 48 14301065

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Dissertation Project 12 14301064
Branch Aquaculture

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Fisheries Biology and Ecology 6 14301041
Topics in Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Conservation 6 14301043
Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology 6 140064318
Option 1.1
+show 7 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above

6 14309008
Statistics Options
+show 8 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above

6 14309011

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Culture of Live Feed and Larviculture 6 14301044
Genetics and Selection 3 14301045
Pathology in Aquaculture 3 14301046
Reproduction in Aquaculture 3 14301047
Transformation of Aquatic Products 3 14301048
Option 1.2.1
+show 7 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above

6 14309009
Option 1.2.2
+show 9 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above

6 14309010

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Thesis/Report 48 14301053

Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Project Dissertation 12 14301052
Pescas
Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Molecular and Cellular Biology Techniques 6 14301042

Aquaculture
Curricular Unit ECTS Code
Molecular and Cellular Biology Techniques 6 14301042

Admission Requirements

Number of slots: 25
Minimum number of students: 8
Conditions of access:
  1. Degree in Biology or related field by a Portuguese university.
  2. Holders of a foreign higher education degree equivalent to the 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the Bologna Process by a state adhering to this process.
  3. Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of “Licenciado” (bachelor of science).
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum attesting to the ability of the candidate to carry out the Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries.

The acceptance of a candidate based on criteria 1 to 4 is the responsibility of the Scientific Council (Conselho Científico) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia) of Algarve University and does not confer to the candidate formal recognition or equivalency to the degree of “Licenciado” or any other academic degree.

Criteria for selection of the candidates: Adequacy and final grade of the undergraduate degree; professional, scientific and academic curriculum; global profile.

Necessary documents: Curriculum vitae (with personal, academic and professional information); certificates of qualification with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit; proof of payment of the registration fee (50€).

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has c ... Read More

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organizations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community. Read less