University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Aquaculture and Fishery Management

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Course summary

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.

Course details

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 method

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.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D480
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement for our BSc and FdSc Vet Nursing degree is 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points, dependent on your qualifications. Please see www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator. Applicants with non-standard or overseas qualifications, previous learning towards a degree level course or work experience in a relevant subject area may also be considered. If you have a question about the academic requirements, please email [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Other

GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom
Trinity ISEPassPass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI
PTE Academic60Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi

We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk

Please email [email protected] for details

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9800 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

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/.

Aquaculture and Fishery Management at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS