Study at the Institute of Aquaculture

We run innovative aquaculture and marine biology degrees as well as training and continuing professional development courses.

Degree courses

Our degrees teach students about all subjects relevant to global aquaculture, including the culture of many species, such as crocodiles and turtles.

We'll teach you everything you need to know for your career in aquaculture, marine biology, and related areas such as pharmacy and biotechnology.

We use our research and expertise to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of new science in aquaculture. 

Undergraduate courses


Students in our MPhil and PhD programmes in Aquaculture and Aquatic Veterinary Studies can focus on any areas within of activities undertaken by the Institute.

Find out more about research degrees at the University of Stirling.

Continuing professional development courses

We deliver training and continuing professional development courses in key areas relevant to aquaculture business and regulatory services. Our teaching is rooted in our cross-disciplinary, internationally recognised expertise.

We're also open to collaboration and can work with our partners to offer tailored short courses. Contact us to discuss how we can devise group and individual training packages to meet your requirements. 

Woman dissecting fish with blue gloves in aquaculture lab

Fish Health and Welfare short course

Our two-day course is aimed at all aquaculture stakeholders and is designed to provide a solid understanding of the biological particularities of fish, fish health and disease, disease prevention, fish welfare and relevant legislation, and an overview of salmon production in Scotland.

Fish Health and Welfare

Student stories

Riddhiman Saha
Riddhiman Saha
MSc Sustainable Aquaculture
I chose to study at the University of Stirling because it is one of the best universities in the world. The Faculty members are highly experienced and the employability rate of the graduates from the Aquaculture courses is exceptionally high.
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