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BSc Hons Aquaculture and Fishery Management

Sparsholt College

Bachelor Degree , Aquaculture

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BSc (Hons) Aquaculture and Fishery Management The programme has been designed to meet the increasing demands of the aquaculture and fresh water fishery management industries for employees educated to degree level. These industries and support services require technologists and managers with the necessary applied scientific knowledge, managerial skills and ability for independent thought and analysis. Graduates also regularly progress to higher-level study, particularly MSc and PhD. Course programme This three-year course combines a balance of scientific, managerial and practical skills that are developed from an introductory level in Year 1 to independent research and application in Year 3. Subjects studied include: water quality; fish anatomy and physiology; fishery management and ecology; aquaculture; fish health and nutrition; business and environmental management. Integrated within the course are extensive periods of practical/industrial work experience. Recent placements have included carp fisheries in the South of France, a salmon farm in Tasmania, a goldfish farm in the United States, research into ornamental fish welfare in the Philippines, the Coral Key Foundation in Fiji, bass and bream farms in the Mediterranean and research for the Natal Shark Board, South Africa. Closer to home the college has an extensive database of potential placements within the UK including public aquaria, coarse and game fisheries, government fishery laboratories and numerous fish farms. During the third year of the course, close links with the industry enable the funding of a study tour visiting fishery and aquaculture operations elsewhere in Europe. Entry requirements Passes in at least five separate subjects in GCSE to include English, Maths and a Science or Science related subject; and a relevant National Diploma, with overall performance at Distinction Level to include some distinctions e.g. MMD; or at least two A Level passes at grade D or above; or equivalent academic qualifications; or appropriate professional qualifications. Course Facts at a glance: Course Code: S34 UCAS Code: D480 Duration: 3 Years Tutor: A. C. Love , BSc (Hons), MSc, C&G Stg I & II G. E. Hide , BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCLTHE D. Koss , BSc (Hons), PhD Qualification: Validated by the University of Portsmouth Student Profile: Sam Flay Read Full Profile

BSc (Hons) Aquaculture and Fishery Management The programme has been designed to meet the increasing demands of the aquaculture and fresh water fishery management industries for employees educated to degree level. These industries and support services require technologists and managers with the necessary applied scientific knowledge, managerial skills and ability for independent thought and...

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