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Aquaculture degrees abroad

Aquaculture describes the breeding and harvesting of seafood, as well as the sustainable management of aquatic environments. It’s a subject that blends elements of biology, life sciences, conservation, and biodiversity.

As an aquaculture student, you’ll study a wide range of aquatic organisms including fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. You’ll learn about the principles and processes of reproduction, and will understand how to create optimal conditions for aquatic farming.

As the global demand for seafood rises, aquaculturists are under increasing pressure to meet the need in a sustainable manner. By studying abroad, you’ll see how different nations are attempting to keep their aquatic environments protected, and the challenges they face in doing so.

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Aquaculture program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in aquaculture are studied over three or four years. The exact duration of your course will depend on where you study and whether you choose to complete an industrial placement. Placements are a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and build professional connections.

If you’re planning to study in the US, you’ll major in aquaculture after taking two years of liberal arts classes. Your undergraduate program will last four years.

If you’re interested in continuing your education, you might consider a postgraduate qualification. Master’s programs take up to two years to finish, while PhDs usually take between four and six years to complete.

The elective modules offered as part of aquaculture degrees vary between universities. However, you’ll probably take core classes in these fundamentals:

  • Evolution and genetics of fish
  • Fish biology
  • Politics of the ocean
  • Aquaculture systems engineering
  • Hatchery management
  • Limnology
  • Aquaculture environment and disease
  • Aquatic resource management

Aquaculture study abroad programs

Aquaculture undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in aquaculture

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    Aquaculture - BSc Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,784 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Aquaculture (BSc) - BscA Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,317 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,645 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Aquatic Resources - BA/BSc St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,831 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,646 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Biology: Fisheries and Aquatic Biology - BA/BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,742 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences - BSc Colorado State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,973 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,973 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in aquaculture

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    Fisheries and Wildlife Science - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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Diploma in aquaculture

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    Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology - UGDip Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,028 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,983 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in aquaculture

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    Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture - BSFA Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,689 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,145 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Aquaculture graduate programs

Master's in aquaculture

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    Aquaculture - MSc Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,689 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Fisheries & Mariculture - MSc Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,652 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,652 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Master of Science in Oceans and Fisheries (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,060 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future aquaculture careers

As an aquaculture graduate, you won’t have to cast your net far to find an exciting array of career opportunities.

Employers across government departments, conservation consultancies, pharmaceutical companies, and aquaculture production firms will be eager to secure your expertise. Here are some of the positions you could pursue:

  • Fish farm technician
  • Fisheries manager
  • Aquabiologist
  • Hatchery manager
  • Fishery officer
  • Research officer
  • Quality control specialist
  • Environmental sustainability officer

If you’re confused about what to do after graduation or would like some extra advice on how to land your ideal job, speak to your university’s careers office. Their free and personalized guidance will help you navigate the professional world.