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FdSc Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

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.

For more information on the FdSc Fisheries Management degree programme please see our dedicated microsite on the Rural University Experience you can expect from Hadlow College.

 

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

2 years, full-time

UCAS Institution Code:

H03 (Hadlow College)

UCAS Code:

ND24 H FdSc/LLMF

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

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)

Over the two years, each summer term will be spent working in the fisheries industry.

Assessment Method:

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

Entry Requirements:

48 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.

Additional Experience:

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

Progression Routes:

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.

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.  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

Industry Links

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.

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