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University Centre Hadlow

Aquaculture & Fisheries Management

UCAS Code: ND24

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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UCAS points should be made up from A Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject, or a relevant level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science and have spent two years studying at Level 3.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Aquaculture

Hadlow College is one of only a few colleges offering a degree route which delivers the high level theory required to work in the fisheries industry, combined with an unrivalled level of practical skills and real life experience, recognised by industry.

Hadlow students study in the knowledge that they receive an enhanced level of practical skills and experience when compared to other graduates of other Colleges, by becoming involved hands on in the spawning and growing on fish.

Modules

Year 1: Fish Farming and Aquaculture (30); Fisheries Management Practices 1 (30); Principles of Ecology (Fisheries Management) (15); Industrial Experience (30); Principles of Management (15). Year 2: Research Skills and Nutritional Analysis (30); Environmental Management (15); Applied Enterprise Management (15); Fisheries Management Practices 2 (30); Industrial Experience (30)

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied and reflect the module outcomes. There are both written and practical assignments, opportunities to work on innovative project work, plus some units are assessed through examinations, which take place in January and May each academic year. There is a real emphasis on creativity with assessment for this programme, with students working on real-life scenarios for employers, and delivering project work which may include fish surveys, creation of information boards, habitat restoration and enhancement, plus a work experience portfolio. Support and constructive feedback is provided by academic members of staff to help you improve in all aspects of your learning.

The Uni


Course location:

Hadlow College

Department:

Fisheries Management

TEF rating:

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