University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
• Work Practice
• Fishery Science
• Water Quality
• Industry Skills
• Fishery Management
• Fishery Aquaculture
• Salmonid Farming
• Academic Skills including IT
• Introductory Science
• Tropical Aquaculture
• Fish Health and Nutrition
• Aquaculture Systems
• Marine and Warmwater Fish Farming
• Fishery Appraisal
• Financial Studies
• Data Analysis
• Work Practice 2
• Applied Fishery Science
• Developments in Fish Production and Processing
• Enterprise and Management
• Environmental Management
• Data Analysis
• Work Placement 3
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
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/.
|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
|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|
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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,800||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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/.