FdSc Aquaculture & Fisheries Management


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


UCAS Codes

Institution Code: H03
Course Code: ND24HFdSc/LLMF
Focusing on the preservation of fisheries and fish husbandry, this programme develops multi-skilled graduates suitable for a number of positions throughout the industry. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in fisheries management, aquatic ecology and aquaculture.



Coursework (written assignments, projects, presentations and work based assessment) as well as end of unit examinations.

Successful students can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Aquaculture and Fisheries Management top-up degree. Alternatively, they may pursue a career in a number of positions throughout the industry. 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)
• Fish Health and Biology (15)
• Principles of Ecology (Fisheries Management) (15)
• Work Based Learning (30)
• Cyprinid Fish Farming (15)
• Aquaculture (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

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

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • £6,165.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

64 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in a science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and science.

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.