This European Joint Master Degree in 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 course is delivered by an international team of experts at world class research facilities including: Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI; University of Crete (Greece); and University of Nantes (France).
• Associate institutes with world-class reputations include the United Nations University and the Huinay Research Station, Chile.
• There are numerous international partners (including the International Oceanographic Commission and Sainsbury’s) offering dissertation placements with full industry participation.
• The course gives students an opportunity to study for 6 months in three European countries and an unparalleled insight into aquaculture practices and policies across Europe and beyond.
• You will gain research experience through a dissertation, linked to an industrial partner and hosted by an ACES partner, with supervision from experts in the field.
• You will benefit from strong peer-group support and networking developed throughout the programme as you move around the partners as one group during the first three semesters.
To achieve the award of Masters, you must successfully complete three modules at each of the partner institutions and a research dissertation.
Successful candidates receive an Erasmus + Joint Master Degree from UHI and the University of Crete and a single degree from the University of Nantes.
This course is available at Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, PA37 1QA
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English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands
are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
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 (IELTS 6.5). Basic French is recommended, although not essential, for daily living in Semester 2. Admission is granted on the basis of a competitive selection procedure.