University Centre Sparsholt

Aquaculture and Fishery Management University Centre Sparsholt Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

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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
• Work Practice
• Fishery Science
• Water Quality
• Industry Skills
• Fishery Management
• Fishery Aquaculture
• Salmonid Farming
• Academic Skills including IT
• Introductory Science

YEAR 2
• Tropical Aquaculture
• Fish Health and Nutrition
• Aquaculture Systems
• Marine and Warmwater Fish Farming
• Fishery Appraisal
• Financial Studies
• Data Analysis
• Work Practice 2
• Mariculture

YEAR 3
• Applied Fishery Science
• Developments in Fish Production and Processing
• Enterprise and Management
• Environmental Management
• Dissertation
• Data Analysis
• Work Placement 3

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCE Three A Level passes, including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a science.
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
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at level 3, with Science units at Merit.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points with HL Science at 4

Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced B Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic 61.0

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,800 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £9,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

+ Printing posters: £30- £50 + Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and course specific equipment: Basic £100; High Quality £400 + Optional study tours and visits*: Optional study tour overseas £200; Optional diving course £400- £450 *The cost of compulsory trips, study tours and visits that link directly to assessment are covered by the tuition fees

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/.

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University Centre Sparsholt
Sparsholt
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SO21 2NF


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