Career opportunities

From industry, governments, environmental agencies, consultancies, and PhD programmes, graduates are well prepared to join our alumni whom have forged successful careers on every continent. 

Examples of companies and organisations that have employed our graduates include:

Our programme is internationally recognised and highly rated by employers in the aquaculture industry, regulatory bodies and associated sectors

“Loch Duart has had a long and beneficial association with the University of Plymouth. The quality of the relationship has resulted in very well qualified candidates that have joined our company and new and innovative thinking developing from the conversation between the organisations. We look forward to a long symbiotic relationship”

Nick Joy, NE Director, Loch Duart

“The MSc Programme at the University of Plymouth provides an excellent foundation for a career in aquaculture and associated industrial sectors. The course has excellent links with the industry which offers a unique learning experience”

Dr Holger Kühlwein, International Key Account Manager for Aquaculture, Leiber GmbH

“The Aquaculture MSc programme at Plymouth provides students with a broad knowledge base and skill set. It is an excellent platform for a career in aquaculture and fisheries related industries. The programme provides opportunities for collaboration with the industry and the research undertaken in the research project module helps to find solutions to important industry problems”

Dr Arkadios Dimitroglou, Research & Development Scientist, Nireus Aquaculture

“My experience with the cutting edge collaborative research work carried out with the aquaculture program at Plymouth University has been outstanding, combining excellent students with expert faculty to achieve groundbreaking results with immediate commercial relevance based on fundamentally sound science”

Dr. Craig Browdy, Past-President of the World Aquaculture Society and Director of Research and Development at Zeigler Brothers Inc

“The Masters programme provides students with a real advantage in preparing for their future career in Aquaculture. The world class research and teaching in Aquaculture at the University of Plymouth gives a real advantage to the students in the commercial world. The modules taught in the masters programme are highly relevant for a successful career in Aquaculture. The inclusion of Aquaculture in courses at the University of Plymouth is highly valued by the industry and provides a sound knowledge for graduates to succeed in their future career.”

Dr Ralph Bickerdike, Head of Fish Health and Welfare at Scottish Sea Farms

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