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BA HonsAquaculture and Fisheries Management (top-up)

Tuition fee £10,350.00 per year
Course code D435
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Designed to meet the needs of an expanding sports fisheries market, as well as the worldwide aquaculture industry, this one year top-up programme will give students the necessary scientific knowledge, managerial skills and analytical capabilities for a success career.

The programme will develop your knowledge and understanding of fisheries management, current issues and best practice in the industry, and the associated underpinning biological, technical and welfare concepts and meet the regional (and wider) industry’s needs for graduates with the required knowledge, understanding, practical capability in key areas of the industry.

Hadlow College is one of only a few colleges offering a degree route which delivers this high level theory, combined with an unrivalled level of practical skills and real life experience, recognised by industry. Through working in our on-site resources, including a modern hatchery for cyprinid and other warm water species, producing over a million fry per year plus a College owned fish farm and lakes complex, students become involved in the spawning and growing on of fish, whilst gaining an extensive knowledge of cyprinid aquaculture.

In an almost unique opportunity for training purposes, the River Bourne runs through the Hadlow College campus supporting native brown trout populations. Students benefit from practical work on the Bourne; using this unique resource to improve river habitats and undertake surveying of fish populations. In addition, students are multi-skilled and ready for industry by handling our extensive range of fish surveying equipment including electric fishing equipment, seine nets and fish traps.

An integral part of the programme is the work-based learning element, which provides opportunities for students to identify and critically evaluate the range of opportunities within industry and decide on an area of specialist personal development in relation to their career aspirations within the industry.

The aims of the programme are:

To provide a progression route to level 6 for those successful completers of the FdSc Fisheries Management programme
To promote an understanding of the aquaculture industry including intensive aquaculture production systems and the species cultured, while at the same time develop analytical and problem solving skills
To achieve a balance between academic and vocational training whereby students can achieve their full potential and enhance employment and career opportunities.

Programme structure

Intensive Aquaculture (15 credits)
Advanced Management Studies (15 credits)
Data Analysis (15 credits)
Current Issues (15 credits)
Fisheries Management Practices 3 (15 credits)
Dissertation (30 credits)
Industrial Experience (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme should be well equipped with current legislation and fish husbandry awareness to pursue management roles within the fisheries and aquaculture industries.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States