Health and Production in Aquaculture (BIO504)
This module addresses the biological, chemical and physical factors that affect the health of freshwater and marine organisms. The curriculum will include an evaluation of sustainable approaches towards enhancing health and production levels through the use of conventional and novel techniques. Developments in disease management, genetic improvement, nutrition and water quality optimisation will be included.
Sustainable Fisheries (BIO5132)
This module provides a framework for the analysis of resource utilisation and management of fisheries, aquatic resources and aquaculture. Students will study example systems appropriate to their programme of study to allow them to evaluate the extent to which resources are used sustainably.
Research Project (BIO505)
Students will design, conduct and report an original piece of research on a subject relevant to their named MSc Programme.
Postgraduate Research Skills & Methods (BIO5131)
The module provides the research- and communication-related skills that biology postgraduates require to carry out an original research project at the forefront of their academic discipline. Emphasis is given to the philosophy, design, ethics and management of research, effective communication to a range of audiences, and advice on career management and presentation skills involved in job applications and interviews.
Seafood Processing – Current Perspectives (BIO5209)
Several factors influence the quality and sustainability of foods, from primary production along the added value chain from the aquatic systems into consumers. In addition to the study of systems and mechanisms, there will be also opportunities to develop creativity, and technical skills necessary to provide solutions for efficient and sustainable production systems.
Select two modules from four options:
Managing Marine Ecosystems (MAR530)
The module will provide students with an understanding of marine ecosystems and their vulnerability to anthropogenic threats. Anticipatory and responsive management measures will be discussed, including relevant marine conservation agreements, legislation and policy.
Economics of the Marine Environment (MAR507)
This module will provide students with a clear overview of the problems associated with economic activity in marine environment and the potential solutions to these problems.
Remote Sensing and GIS (MAR518)
This module introduces the principles of geographical information systems and remote sensing of marine, polar and coastal environments. Field data will be acquired using GPS and radiometric instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the critical evaluation of remote sensing data and analysis tools in varied scenarios and on developing practical computing skills.
Aquarium Health and Nutrition (ANIM5012)
This module addresses the fundamentals of preventative health and nutrition in the context of aquariums as businesses and centres for education, research and conservation. Particular focus will be placed on exemplars of taxa-/species-specific conditions and on understanding how environments and diets may be managed to minimise health risks to animals.
Optional Placement Year
The optional placement year will be available to students achieving a Merit (60% or greater) in Semester 1 modules.
Masters Placement Preparation (APIE500)
This module is aimed at students who will be undertaking an industrial placement as part of their Masters programme. It is designed to assist students in their search for a placement, and preparation for the placement itself.
Masters Placement Preparation (APIE501)
This module enables students to take a 6-12 month placement linked to their programme. Assessment is based on Progress Reports, Regional Tutor evaluation, Employer evaluation and self-evaluation via reflective report (or portfolio).