Master of Science in Aquaculture

The aquaculture industry is an innovation driven industry with a lot of possibilities; both within business and research.

Duration: 2 Years
Start: Autumn 2019
Gisle Bjørneby, UMB
What can you use this qualification for?
Manager in the fish farming industry, quality control, governmental or extension positions, developing new aquaculture species, managing breeding programs, sales or administration. The Master degree is also a stepping stone to an academic career.
What will you learn?

The programme gives you broad and interdisciplinary strength and specialisation in subjects of your choice. We offer courses in fish breeding, fish nutrition and planning and design of aquacultural plants, and you will get insight and knowledge about how those components/factors affect the effectiveness of production and influence the economic yield.

Short description

The study starts with introduction courses in physiology, health care and water quality, before the fundamentals of genetics and breeding, fish nutrition and also practical and theoretical aspects of fish production and technology is covered. The aim of the study is to give the students broad practical and theoretical knowledge in different fields, before they complete their master thesis within a focus area, which can be chosen from fish breeding, fish nutrition, production technology or another area of interest, e.g. water or product quality. The master thesis project is normally taken over one year, and offers great flexibility in terms of project type and location.

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Programme structure

Showing programme structure for students starting 2019

Study year: 1

Semester: autumn

Programme variant: Elective courses
Laboratory Course in International Aquaculture, part 1 5
General Breeding 10
Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
General Aquaculture - Nutrition 10 Compulsory Course
General Aquaculture - Animal Welfare and Health in Farmed Fish 5 Compulsory Course
Basic Aquaculture Engineering 5 Compulsory Course
Fish physiology and aquatic adaptations 5 Compulsory Course

Semester: spring

Programme variant: Elective courses
Product Quality in Aquaculture 5
Laboratory Course in International Aquaculture, Part 2 5
Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
Aquaculture Nutrition 10 Choose at least one Course (id:1)
Planning and Design of Intensive Fish Farms 10 Choose at least one Course (id:1)
Aquaculture - Breeding and Genetics 5 Compulsory Course
Production Technology in Aquaculture 10 Compulsory Course
Study year: 2

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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