BSc (Hons) Aquaculture

Our course from the world-leading Institute of Aquaculture will teach you everything you need to know to kick-start your career in Aquaculture.

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code C163, C164
  • Study abroad opportunities

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By 2050, the world population is predicted to be 9.7 billion and food demand is projected to double. Aquaculture is a solution already providing over 50 percent of all fish for human consumption. Worldwide, aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector and one of Scotland’s biggest export markets. Keeping our aquatic environments healthy, protected and sustainable is vital for our planet.

Aquaculture – or aquatic agriculture – is more than just 'fish farming'. It includes the culture of many species, including crocodiles and turtles. Our course is the perfect place to kick-start your career in aquaculture, or to work with related fish-farm, pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

The excellence of our course is rooted in the Institute of Aquaculture, the leading international centre and the largest of its kind in the world. You’ll benefit from our expertise in teaching, research and consultancy. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue projects overseas, often in conjunction with our research and development activities.

The Institute of Aquaculture has received the UK’s most prestigious academic honour – the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019. The honour recognises outstanding work that shows quality and innovation, and delivers real benefit to the wider world through education and training. It recognises our pioneering work in the world’s fastest-growing food production sector and our bid to tackle global hunger.

Studying aquaculture at Stirling will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be the difference and help feed the future.

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