BSc (Hons) Aquaculture & Fisheries Management


Hadlow Campus

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UCAS Codes

Institution Code: G70
Course Code: 4D35 H BSC/AFM
Designed to meet the needs of an expanding sports fisheries market, as well as the worldwide aquaculture industry, this programme will give you the necessary scientific knowledge, managerial skills and analytical capabilities for a successful career. From the outset you will build on practical experiences and gain an insight into the importance of the sport fishery and aquaculture sectors for food production and sustainability. You will take a 'hands on' approach and learn both the theory and practical skills. This aims to equip students with the expertise to effectively manage sport fisheries and aquaculture systems.

Coursework (written assignments, reports, case studies and presentations) as well as end of unit examinations.

Successful students can progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively the programme provides students with the necessary skills for management within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Typical employers include local authorities and public sector organisations such as The Environment Agency, as well as commercial fisheries, water companies, wholesalers and angling clubs. Past students are currently working for AJS Fisheries, the Environment Agency, Ocean Matters, Aqua Biotech, University College London, Trafalgar Trout Farm, Loch Duart Salmon farm and Mid Kent Fisheries.

Protective clothing and footwear in a dark colour, chest waders or a dry suit and neoprene gloves.

Students benefit from close links with a range of organisations including: the Environment Agency, Angling Direct, Coppens, London councils, Cottington Lakes, Manor Fisheries, Coombe Bank Fishery.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 - Level 4

• Water Quality (15)
• Fisheries Management Practices 1 (15)
• Principles of Ecology (Fisheries Management) (15)
• Fish Health and Biology (15)
• Introduction to Project Management (15)
• Cyprinid Fish Farming (15)
• Aquaculture (15)
• Work Based Learning (15)

Year 2 - Level 5

• Habitat Conservation and Management (15)
• Research Skills (15)
• Nutritional Analysis (15)
• Warm Water Aquaculture (15)
• Applied Enterprise Management (15)
• Fisheries Management Practices 2 (30)
• Work Based Learning (15)

Year 3 - Level 6

• Intensive Aquaculture (15)
• Advanced Management Studies (15)
• Data Analysis (15)
• Current Issues (15)
• Fisheries Management Practices 3 (15)
• Honours Project (30)
• Work Based Learning (15)

    Hadlow Campus

  • 3 Years

    Full time

  • £8,630.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

• 96 UCAS points made up from A-Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or
• A minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science.


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