We undertake a number of field trips as part of the programme which provide you with a unique insight into the industry, building upon the learning material delivered within the MSc.
Our residential field trip is typically based in either Greece, focussing on Mediterranean species such as the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), European sea bass (Dicentrachus labrax) and meagre (Argyrosomus regius), or Scotland, focussing on salmonids, cleaner fish and other key species. The field trip encompasses a number of sites, providing access to key facilities and infrastructure, and engagement with key representatives from some of the largest companies and organisations focussing on sustainable seafood production.
The trip includes visits to commercial hatcheries, on-growing facilities, fish processing and packaging facilities and an aquafeed production plant. The visit therefore provides experiential learning of the aquaculture industry “from farm to fork” with a hands-on feel for marine fish aquaculture.
Other field trips include day visits to hatcheries and farms in the South West of the UK.
Field trip costs (entrance fees, transportation, flights, hotels) are generally included within the course tuition fee, but a contribution to the residential field trip costs may be required. However, students are required to meet subsistence costs and any visa fees if applicable.