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University of Stirling

Aquaculture

UCAS Code: C164

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Science related

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

AAAB over 2 sittings. To include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

UCAS Tariff

120

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67%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Aquaculture

Keeping our oceans healthy, protected and sustainable is vital for our planet and the people living on it as the aquaculture industry already provides almost 50 percent of all fish and seafood for human consumption. However, aquaculture – or aquatic agriculture – is more than just ‘fish farming’ and will train you in all subjects relevant to global aquaculture. It includes the culture of many species including crocodiles and turtles. Our Institute of Aquaculture enjoys an international reputation in teaching, research, contract research and consultancy. We provide disease and environmental management services, project design and development expertise to organisations operating in one of the most rapidly expanding food production sources in the world. Management of Living Aquatic Resources: The course provides a broad introduction to the issues surrounding human exploitation of aquatic resources (particularly in the contexts of capture fisheries and aquaculture) and of human interaction with these valuable biological assets. The biology of principal cultured aquatic organisms, with respect to their exploitation, is studied. Issues in Marine Biology: We examine marine habitats from an ecological perspective, evaluating how they function, assessing species diversity, and importantly, how natural and man-made impacts are affecting this. We will also explore the impact marine organisms have on human society through developments in biotechnology and other uses. Major risks likely to affect these species and habitats are also studied. At the end of the course you will be able to appreciate and understand the diversity of marine species and ecosystems that exist and the major man-made risks affecting them. Much of the application of genetics and reproduction takes place in the management of stocks of aquatic organisms in hatcheries, where appropriate management has a major effect on seed quality. Aquaculture Genetics and Reproduction covers the traditional and molecular scientific principles of genetics and reproduction, and the ways in which these are applied to manage aquaculture stocks and seed quality in hatcheries. Basic concepts of hatchery management are demonstrated and practised in the Institute’s tropical aquarium and external farm facilities. Work experience: Many students spend their final semester on an overseas placement to complete their dissertation and gain some work experience. The Institute of Aquaculture has contacts with other academic departments/government facilities/industry all over the world so placement options are plentiful.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,820
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Stirling

Department:

Aquaculture

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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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