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The MSc Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES) offers specialised training to deliver highly skilled graduates capable of addressing the challenge of food provision for a growing world population.
Food security is of global importance and, in the face of declining resources, aquaculture will have an increasingly demand for people with in-depth knowledge and practical expertise to enable this major industry to produce nutritious, high-quality and affordable foods. Graduates will be capable of addressing these challenges and will have exciting international career opportunities.
The sustainable development of the aquaculture industry in Europe has become essential for improving the competitiveness of this sector internationally. There are many major scientific, technological and social obstacles, however to overcome.
The ACES programme is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields of environmental or social sciences, as well as a good level of English (at least IELTS 6.5). Basic French is recommended (although not essential as intensive French language classes are provided) for daily living in Semester 2. Admission is granted on the basis of a competitive selection procedure.
The course is open to international students, who are able to study at SAMS UHI under a "Short term" study visa, which allows students to study for a period of 6 months in the UK before moving to the University of Crete.
To achieve the masters, you must successfully complete three modules (each worth 10 ECTS, equivalent to 20 SQCF) at each of the partner institutions and a research dissertation (30 ECTS or 60 SQCF).
Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI modules:
University of Crete modules:
University of Nantes modules:
You must also complete a dissertation module:
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face lectures and online study via the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), delivered by world-class researchers and guest lecturers from academia, business and industry.
Full-time: 2 years
Please note fees are in Euros and will be charged based on the current exchange rate:
|Students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK)||€4500 per annum (€9000 for the full programme)|
|Students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK||€4500 per annum (€9000 for the full programme)|
|International students||€9000 per annum (€18000 for the full programme)|
ERASMUS PLUS SCHOLARSHIPS
An application has been made for this programme to be funded as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree. If successful, there will be a number of fully funded scholarships available. A decision is expected in June.
On successful completion, you will emerge with detailed knowledge of world aquaculture and the experience and confidence to operate in this global sector.
Employment opportunities in a world aquaculture market for ACES Master graduates include:
You may also wish to progress to a PhD research programme to further your area of specialism.
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
If you are interested in applying for the ACES Erasmus + Joint Master Degree, then please download the application forms from the ACES website http://www.sams.ac.uk/erasmus-master-aquaculture
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.