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26 Masters Programs in Aquaculture and Fisheries

A master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries is for students who desire to play a professional role in the global expansion of aquaculture. There are career opportunities worldwide in aquatic farming, resource management, research, conflict resolution and more.   A student may wonder, what is a Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries? This advanced degree prepares an individual to build a… Read more

A master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries is for students who desire to play a professional role in the global expansion of aquaculture. There are career opportunities worldwide in aquatic farming, resource management, research, conflict resolution and more.

A student may wonder, what is a Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries? This advanced degree prepares an individual to build a career in what is becoming a major facet in many international economies. It is a course of study intended to enrich the student’s understanding of the balance between food production and aquatic realities. Across many parts of Asia and in other areas of the world, aquaculture may be critical to moving populations away from a dependence on overfished resources. Students learn how to assess sensitive wild resources in order to protect them from overfishing, industrial waste and pollution. Studies include nutrition and feed technologies, water quality, coastal management, wetlands ecosystems, seed production and tourism.

Among the benefits of a master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries is the kind of cutting edge knowledge of technologies and approaches to food production and resource preservation that are changing sustainable growing dynamics all over the world. A degree can start a student on a career that spans international boundaries and may improve habitats and food resources for communities all over the world.

Fees and tuition for an advanced degree may vary from program to program. Contact the admissions office of the school of your choice for details regarding fee and tuition schedules.

Careers in aquaculture and fisheries range from research and development of farmed species to consulting on growth and sustainability for private and non-governmental agencies. Occupations include farming, hatchery technician, biological science technician, shellfish culturist, aquatic animal health coordinator or fish research assistant. A master’s degree provides the in-depth background and understanding to be effective in positions within government ministries, research institutions and international tourism operations.

Begin your journey to a rewarding career in an expanding field today by starting a master’s program in aquaculture and fisheries. 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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Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

This Master has been designed to provide the student with advanced, specific and multidisciplinary training aimed at academic, research and professional training in Aquacultur ... +

This Master has been designed to provide the student with advanced, specific and multidisciplinary training aimed at academic, research and professional training in Aquaculture. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish, Gallegan
Sep 2022
13 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

This joint programme combines the expertise of three Belgian universities on aquatic systems. It not only offers you an insight into the complexity of life and processes in ma ... +

This joint programme combines the expertise of three Belgian universities on aquatic systems. It not only offers you an insight into the complexity of life and processes in marine environments and lakes. But it also comprises management, policy, commercial aspects of aquatic ecosystems and law. This combination of disciplines makes it a unique programme in Europe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
19 Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
12 - 27 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Aquaculture is recognised as the fastest-growing sector of agribusiness. Our multidisciplinary approach places emphasis on the sustainable use of aquatic and marine resources ... +

Aquaculture is recognised as the fastest-growing sector of agribusiness. Our multidisciplinary approach places emphasis on the sustainable use of aquatic and marine resources for commercial exploitation of food and products. Discover the scientific rationale for improving aquatic animal health and production, reducing environmental impact, and addressing socio-economic factors. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Ghent, Belgium +3 More

Aquaculture, the controlled production of aquatic (food) organisms, plays a crucial role in relieving the growing need for health, tasty and sustainably produced food. Partici ... +

Aquaculture, the controlled production of aquatic (food) organisms, plays a crucial role in relieving the growing need for health, tasty and sustainably produced food. Participants that successfully terminate the programme will be able to understand and control the interaction between aquaculture species and their environment, in order to produce robust and healthy animals with attention for epidemiologic, environmental and welfare regulations. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Airlangga
Surabaya, Indonesia

This study program commits to developing fisheries and marine biotechnology concerning aquatic biota health biotechnology, aquaculture biotechnology, and fishery product biote ... +

This study program commits to developing fisheries and marine biotechnology concerning aquatic biota health biotechnology, aquaculture biotechnology, and fishery product biotechnology. Our vision is to become an independent, innovative, and advanced study program implementing morality aspects in developing science and technology relating to fisheries biotechnology at the national and international level. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Master’s examination in Zoology normally consists of a dissertation on an approved topic, a manuscript ready for publication, and two seminar presentations. Alternatively, ... +

The Master’s examination in Zoology normally consists of a dissertation on an approved topic, a manuscript ready for publication, and two seminar presentations. Alternatively, depending on the nature of the topic, three examination papers and a short dissertation (carrying the weight of an exam paper) may be submitted for the Degree. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal

Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources. Provide students with ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The PGDip/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the devel ... +

The PGDip/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture. -
MSc
Part-time
18 - 60 months
English
Online
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

This Master has been designed to provide the student with advanced, specific and multidisciplinary training geared towards academic training, research and professionalization ... +

This Master has been designed to provide the student with advanced, specific and multidisciplinary training geared towards academic training, research and professionalization in Aquaculture. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
Spanish
Campus
 
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, USA

The Division of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, and the College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences at Kentucky State University offer a Master of Science Degree in A ... +

The Division of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, and the College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences at Kentucky State University offer a Master of Science Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences. Aquaculture is the rearing of aquatic organisms under controlled or semi-controlled conditions. Interest in Aquaculture has increased worldwide as fish consumption has increased concurrently with decreasing catches of wild fish. In Kentucky and the southern United States, aquaculture production focuses on raising freshwater species commercially. The curriculum meets criteria established by the University Programs Standards Committee of the American Fisheries Society for Fish Culture Specializations. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
University Corporation of Santa Rosa de Cabal (Corporación Universitaria de Santa Rosa de Cabal (UNISARC))
RISARALDA, Colombia

The Specialization in Aquaculture Management and Production corresponds to a postgraduate program, which arises after the increase that the activity has had in recent decades; ... +

The Specialization in Aquaculture Management and Production corresponds to a postgraduate program, which arises after the increase that the activity has had in recent decades; is a relatively new applied discipline of knowledge in Colombia whose purpose is the qualification of professional practice and the development of competencies that allow improvement in the same occupation, profession, discipline or in areas related or complementary to zootechnics, veterinary medicine, agronomy, agricultural business administration and biology among others. -
Master
Spanish (Colombia)
Campus
 
Nha Trang University
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Welcome to Nha Trang University (NTU) which is located in reputedly the most beautiful coastal city in Vietnam. Nha Trang University is one of 50 public universities in Vietna ... +

Welcome to Nha Trang University (NTU) which is located in reputedly the most beautiful coastal city in Vietnam. Nha Trang University is one of 50 public universities in Vietnam with more than 50 years of history and development. Nha Trang University was established as, and continues to be, a leading institution for education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for the fisheries sector and other related industries of Vietnam. -
MSc
English, Vietnamesian
 
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, USA

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture offer graduate education leading to the Master of Science in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. The Masters of Scienc ... +

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture offer graduate education leading to the Master of Science in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. The Masters of Science degree requires 24 hours of course work, including one graduate course in statistics, a thesis, and a comprehensive oral examination. A Ph.D. degree is offered in Forest Resources with an emphasis on wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture. The Ph.D. requires a comprehensive written diagnostic examination, one graduate-level statistics course, variable hours of course work (determined by graduate committee), oral and written comprehensive preliminary examinations, a dissertation, and oral defense of the dissertation. Visit the MSU Online Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and more information. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Solomons, USA

Coursework in Wildlife/Fisheries Biology is available through the Frostburg State University Masters in Biology Program. With this program, study areas include aquaculture, aq ... +

Coursework in Wildlife/Fisheries Biology is available through the Frostburg State University Masters in Biology Program. With this program, study areas include aquaculture, aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, conservation biology, management techniques, population biology, evolutionary ecology, aquatic toxicology, habitat analysis or systematics, and systems modeling. -
Master
English
Campus