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Postgraduate Diploma/MSc.: Structure

Course Structure:

The award of Postgraduate Diploma requires 120 credits gained from taught modules over a two year period consisting of a series of compulsory core modules and a choice of optional modules matched to students' specific interests.

Programme Structure

Core modules Credits
BL4801 Aquaculture and Fisheries 10
BL4802 Biology for Aquaculture 20
BL5801 Nutrition 20
BL5802 Management, husbandry and sustainability 10
BL5803 Health and disease 20
BL5804 Markets, products, processing & food safety 10
BL5805 Local and global impacts of aquaculture 10
Optional modules (2 from 5) Credits
BL5821 Breeding and genetics 10
BL5822 Welfare & ethics 10
BL5823 Recirculating aquaculture systems 10
BL5824 Ornamental and aquaria production 10
BL5825 Larval rearing 10

The award of MSc requires 180 credits including 120 credits gained from taught modules (as for the Postgraduate Diploma) and 60 credits for a research dissertation (BL5899 Sustainable Aquaculture Research Dissertation). Entry into MSc will require students to have completed the Postgraduate Diploma and to have achieved satisfactory grades according to University regulations.

Course Dates:

Next course begins September


Course fees can be found here

Fees are reviewed annually.

This will need to be paid to the University of St Andrews before commencement of the course. Payment details will be provided once your application has been accepted.

Alternatively payment plans are possible to spread the cost of paying the fees during the course.

If you would like to have a chat regards payment options or any other aspect of the course, please feel free to contact the Course Director, Neil Hazon, who will happily answer any of your queries.

Telephone: + 44 (0) 1334 463451