The aim of the Aquatic Veterinary Studies programme is to provide you with a sound training in aquatic animal disease investigation, prevention and control in the marine and freshwater environment. The emphasis is placed on gaining a holistic understanding of production systems and the management factors which can contribute to disease, as well as the pathogens themselves. To qualify for any of the postgraduate awards within this programme you must hold a veterinary qualification.
The programme is modularised so that SCQF credits are accumulated at the end of each assessed topic towards a PG qualification. All routes to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or part-time basis to fit with your individual needs.
A series of 6 foundation level topics will equip you with the core skills needed to understand aquatic animal biology and physiology, welfare and health management, reproduction and genetics, environmental requirements and management, production systems and economics, and nutrition requirements and food safety. Our links with various commercial industries in Scotland facilitate a study tour which will give you the opportunity to experience the range of practices in the UK aquaculture industry. The advanced topics offer you the opportunity to engage with a wider range of activities within the aquaculture sector. As a student of Aquaculture and the Environment, there are 3 compulsory advanced topics and a choice of 3 from 10 possible advanced topics.