University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Aquaculture and Fishery Management (Top-up)

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Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Develop independent research and application skills
  • 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. Sparsholt 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

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

Assessment method

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:
D435
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

Diploma of Higher Education, FdSc or HND in Aquaculture, Fisheries or related subjects. Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


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/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
EU £9800 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
International £9800 Whole course
Channel Islands £9800 Whole course

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. 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 (Top-up) at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS