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Redefine your career in Aquaculture

Shaping the future of Aquaculture

The internationally-renowned Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling is the largest centre of its type in the UK. Our world-class researchers play key roles in helping to shape the future of aquatic resource management and food sustainability.

The University of Stirling ranks in the UK’s top five for Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Research (REF2014), and offers a range of innovative and flexible postgraduate courses designed to arm you with the skills you’ll need to kick start or further develop your career in Aquaculture. You might even be eligible to receive a fully funded place on one of our cutting-edge Masters courses.

Study at the Institute of Aquaculture

MSc Sustainable Aquaculture

Are you interested in shaping the way we produce food in aquatic environments? Our MSc Sustainable Aquaculture course will help you learn to establish, grow and manage major aquaculture enterprises and development projects.

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MSc Aquatic Pathobiology

Do you want to influence the future of aquatic health? Our MSc Aquatic Pathobiology course will provide you with expertise in the biology of farmed aquatic species – and teach you how to prevent, diagnose and treat aquatic diseases.

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MSc Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Are you a vet with an interest in specialising in aquatic animals? Our MSc Aquatic Veterinary Studies course will equip you to work in the global aquaculture industry and other related fields, and is the only course of its kind in the UK.

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MSc Aquatic Food Security

Do you want to do your part to ensure communities have enough to eat? Our MSc Aquatic Food Security course is the only one of its kind in the UK, and will teach you the skills needed to make an impact on consumer health and welfare.

Scholarships and funded places

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Fully funded places

In partnership with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, we're offering 25 fully-funded places for Scottish and EU students on a select range of Masters courses during 2018/19.

Each scholarship is supported by a set of inclusive eligibility requirements, and is designed to cover the full cost of tuition for your degree.

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We're committed to investing in academically talented students, which is why we offer a wide range of scholarship opportunities available exclusively for students coming to us from England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Overseas.

Why Stirling?

The Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling is internationally renowned for its research, and is the largest centre of its kind in the UK, with a dynamic community of more than 350 world-class researchers and students.

Since 1971, we’ve proudly brought together minds from a variety of unique disciplines to address some of the globe’s most pressing issues – such as how to develop strategies for sustainable aquaculture, and how to support communities in developing countries so they have enough to eat.

That’s why Aquaculture at Stirling is rated among the best in the world, with over 80% of our research deemed internationally excellent or world-leading in the last UK assessment of research quality (REF2014).

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Want to know more?

If you'd like to learn more about our Aquaculture courses, contact the Institute of Aquaculture.


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