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Aquaculture and Fishery Management

University Centre Sparsholt

UCAS Code: D480 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E

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

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at level 3, with Science units at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

with HL Science at 4

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

DMM

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - DMM; • C&G Extended Diploma - Merit with 6 units at Distinction or above

UCAS Tariff

80

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Aquaculture

**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

**What will I learn?**
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.

**Where can I go from here?**
You can progress to the MSc in Applied Aquaculture and Sport Fisheries at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities.

Our graduates now work as aquatic and fishery management consultants, in specialist angling publications, tackle and bait manufacturers, public aquaria, fisheries enforcement and product development, as lab and research technicians, in education and teaching and as fish farmers and fishery managers.

Modules

YEAR 1
• Academic Skills
• Fishery Science (F)
• Industrial Experience
• Introductory Fishery Management
• Introductory Science (B)
• Salmonid Aquaculture

YEAR 2
• Financial Studies (H)
• Fish Health And Nutrition
• Fishery Appraisal
• Industrial Development
• Marine Fish Farming
• Statistics And Research Methods
• Tropical Aquaculture

YEAR 3
• Applied Fishery Science
• Developments In Fish Production & Processing
• Dissertation (Sparsholt)
• Enterprise & Management
• Environmental Management
• Further Statistics
• Professional Industrial Development

Assessment methods

Assessment at level four and five is primarily by exams and coursework which includes practical portfolios, laboratory reports, case studies and essay style assignments. At level six there is a greater emphasis on group projects and independent research.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,800
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc.

Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.

For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Sparsholt

Department:

Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Ecology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Aquaculture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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