Aquaculture and Fisheries

Degree to be obtained

Master of Fisheries

Programme description

We offer a Master’s course in Aquaculture and Fishery for international students, which is highly fascinating and fastly developing branch of animal production worldwide. The studies cover wide area of topics referring to aquaculture industry and academia, as well as management of aquatic ecosystems.

The graduates of the Aquaculture and Fishery course will hold the experience in the field of commercial fish production where traditional (pond-based) as well as modern intensive fish farming technologies (including salmonids farming and intensive production in recirculating aquaculture systems, i.e. RAS) are the main themes. However, additionally, the MSc candidates will have unique possibility of acquiring the knowledge in the field of fish biology and exploitation of wild populations, with special reference to inland water bodies.

In summary, educational outcomes are characterized by unique combination of core knowledge from the two main fields: aquaculture and fisheries. Following the course, the students will become a specialist in freshwater ichthyology, being professionally trained in both fields.

To improve professional skills, students participate in internships in aquaculture companies. Student can do his internship in Poland (in the proposed company) or in their own country.

Besides our MSc course prepares the students to become a highly trained specialist in laboratory work with fish as well as providing professional knowledge and skills in analytical lab-works (including biochemistry and molecular biology), graduates will become professionals in fish farming as well as in management of open water bodies. Thus, our former students are highly attractive for the labor market all over the world. This will create the real opportunities of undertaking job throughout of globe in various companies producing or serving the services to the aquaculture sector. Besides, while being specialists in management of freshwater ecosystems the MSc graduates will have opportunities of taking the position all over the world in various wildlife and environmental organizations, NGOs and many others, wherever the in-depth ichthyological knowledge will be considered as an added value.

Duration

3 semesters (1.5 years)

Language

English

ECTS 90

Deadline for application

In the academic year 2019/2020, recruitment starts on March 1 and ends on September 30. Studies begin on October 1, 2019

Requirements

This course is dedicated to graduated B.Sc. persons in fields of fisheries or related study courses. The admission procedure requires the Bachelor’s Degree Diploma with a transcript of records

Contact

For questions about these studies, please contact:

Dr. Piotr Gomułka
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
E-mail: pgomulka@uwm.edu.pl

Programme description

Semester

Module

ECTS

Course

Semester 1

Compulsory Subjects

1

English/Polish language support

2

English in Aquculture

1

Entrepreneurship

3,5

Experimental Design and Statistics

2

Fish Welfare

2

Applied Ichthyology and Fisheries

2,5

Management in Aquaculture

3

Genetics in Aquaculture and Fisheries

3

Fish Reproduction 1

4

Recirculated Aquaculture Systems

3

Fish Feeding

3

Toxicology and Fish Diseases

 

Semester 2

Compulsory Subjects

2

EU Policy in Fisheries and Aquaculture

2

Business Plan and Marketing

2

Biosecurity in Aquaculture

1

Advanced IT In Fisheries and Aquaculture

3

Fish Reproduction 2

2

Larviculture

4

Fish Production Technologies

Aquariology (2 From 3)

2

Freshwater Aquariology

Marine Aquariology

Engineering in Aquariology

Environmental Aspects in Fisheries and Aquaculture (1 From 3)

1

Microbiology in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Water Monitoring

Aquaculture Impact to Environment

Plants in Aquaculture (1 From 2)

1

Aquaponics

Water Gardens

Advances in Fisheries and Aquaculture (2 From 4)

1

Biotechnology in Aquaculture

Applied Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Mariculture

Water Supply Systems

Seminars 1

1

Scientific Paper Writing

Internship

6

Internship in Polish Or Abroad Aquaculture Company

 

Semester 3

Compulsory Subjects  

2

Aquaculture for Conservation

Professional and Recreational Fisheries (3 From 4)

3

Fisheries Management in Protected Areas

Marking and Stocking Techniques in Fisheries

Angling and Fish Agrotouristic

Fish Catching Techniques

Management of Open Freshwater Bodies (2 From 3)

2

Lake Restoration

Water and Wastewater Analysis

Water Protection

Technical Aspects of Aquaculture and Fisheries (1 From 2)

1

GIS In Fisheries and Aquaculture

Science of Mechanics

Seminars 2

2

Presentation of Research Assumptions and Results

MSc Thesis

20

Master’s Thesis with Oral Presentation and Final Examination

 

Total ECTS Credits

90