Welcome to the ACES Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES) will give you a unique opportunity to study in three centres of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete and France. It will also allow you to gain the practical and theoretical skills needed for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programmes, internships and fieldwork.
We are committed to promoting the development of a sustainable aquaculture industry, and to achieve our goal we carry out cutting-edge research across all areas of aquaculture science, including;
- Fish, crustacean and bivalve nutrition and health
- Disease mitigation and resistance
- Genetic improvement
- Aquaculture systems and technology
- Aquaculture governance and management
- Qualification obtained: Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc Degree
- Study: Full time, campus based
- Duration: 2 years
- Start Date: September
- Student Learning Journey: Semester 1 – UHI-SAMS, Oban, Scotland; Semester 2 – University of Crete, Greece; Semester 3 – University of Nantes, France; Semester 4 – Research project, approx. 4 months to be carried out with partner organisations in Scotland, Crete or France or further afield with our international associated institutes.
- Requirements: Minimum of a second class Bachelors degree (or equivalent), in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications, but with substantial work/ life experience in the aquaculture industry are encouraged to apply.
- Programme Leader: Elizabeth Cottier-Cook
- Programme Administrator: Helen Bury (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Programme, EU and international applicants are very welcome to apply – our EMJMD ACES programme is aimed at students from all over the world. Please contact Programme Administrator, Helen Bury, via email ACES@sams.ac.uk for further information.
You can also download the UHI Postgraduate prospectus
If you are committed to developing the specialist and practical skills needed to address the challenges and pressures facing an industry which is set to become globally the fastest growing animal-food producing sector, then we would love to hear from you!