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Sparsholt College, Hampshire

Aquaculture and Fishery Management

UCAS Code: D480
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Agriculture
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Three A Level passes, including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a science.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

The programme combines scientific, managerial and practical skills that are developed in a range of subjects such as water quality, fish anatomy and physiology, fishery management and ecology, aquaculture, fish health and nutrition, business and environmental management. During the course there are also extensive periods of work experience. Recent placements have included carp fisheries in Spain and France, salmon farms in Tasmania and New Zealand, goldfish farms in the United States, Royal aquariums in the Middle East, research into ornamental fish welfare in the Philippines, Coral Cay Conservation in Fiji and research for the Natal Shark Board in South Africa. Closer to home, University Centre Sparsholt has excellent links with potential placement destinations including public aquariums, coarse and game fisheries, government fishery laboratories and numerous fish farms. Why choose this Degree? • One course that will develop you from introductory level in year 1 through to independent research and application in year 3. • Gain a wide range of practical experience and knowledge in subjects such as fish anatomy and physiology, business and environmental management and aquaculture. • Take part in work placements in places such as Fiji, South Africa or closer to home in Scotland. • Be taught by leading industry experts in unrivalled on-site facilities.


Level Four • Work Practice • Fishery Science • Water Quality • Industry Skills • Fishery Management • Fishery Aquaculture • Salmonid Farming • Academic Skills including IT • Introductory Science Level Five • Tropical Aquaculture • Fish Health and Nutrition • Aquaculture Systems • Marine and Warmwater Fish Farming • Fishery Appraisal • Financial Studies • Data Analysis • Work Practice 2 • Mariculture Level Six • Applied Fishery Science • Developments in Fish Production and Processing • Enterprise and Management • Environmental Management • Dissertation • Data Analysis • Work Placement 3

Sparsholt College, Hampshire


Sparsholt College Hampshire is a leading provider of university-level courses for the land and environment with a heritage spanning more than 100 years. Our specialist knowledge is backed by an assurance of quality, with degree courses validated by the University of Portsmouth. The 400 acre campus includes a commercial farm and a nationally renowned animal management centre.

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What do the numbers say for

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 81% MED
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Library resources are satisfactory


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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.
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