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If you are applying through a school or college you will need to have your 'buzzword' available before registering on the UCAS website for the first time. If you are not applying through a school or college you will need to answer a set of eligibility questions.

To find our higher education programmes on the UCAS website please remember to search under the Institution Code G70 (for the University of Greenwich) with H as the Hadlow College campus code.

BSc (Hons) Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

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.

For more information, please go to our dedicated Rural University website.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

3 years, full-time.

UCAS Institution Code:

G70 (University of Greenwich)

UCAS Code:

4D35 H BSC/AFM

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

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)

Assessment Method:

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

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. 

Progression Routes:

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.

Specialist Equipment Needed

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

Resources

  • Exclusive educational use of 20 waterbodies across the South East
  • Dedicated science laboratories
  • Brown trout river fishery
  • Fully equipped hatchery
  • Dedicated stock ponds

Typical Employers

Local authorities and public sector organisations such as The Environment Agency, as well as commercial fisheries, water companies, wholesalers and angling clubs.

Industry Links

Students benefit from close links with a range of organisations including: Thames 21, Shorne Wood Country Park, the Environment Agency, the Trust for Urban Ecology, Mid Kent Fisheries as well as numerous local angling societies.

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

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