Study at the Institute of Aquaculture

Studying at the University of Stirling means experiencing the best that Scotland has to offer. We provide an inspiring, engaging and collaborative student experience. Combined with lifelong career management and employability skills, we are committed to ensuring you realise your potential, and are equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in your fi eld of study. It is not surprising that, as a University, we are positioned 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for graduate employability, with 97% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating.

We’re fascinated by the world’s aquatic environments and their potential to sustain our global population. Join the next generation of aquaculture experts and marine biologists captivated by by these amazing environments and learn how to keep their precious resources healthy, sustainable and protected.

Professor Trevor Telfer
Director of Learning and Teaching, Institute of Aquaculture

Undergraduate Study

Study a BSc (Hons) in Aquaculture or Marine Biology and switch between the two up to the end of year three. Learn more on our faq's page.


Marine Biology

Taught Postgraduate

Choose a MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture, or one our Aquaculture-related MSc degree outcomes. Learn more on our faq's page.

Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture
(Named Degree Outcomes)

Aquatic Food Security

Aquatic Pathobiology

Marine Biotechnology

Aquatic Veterinary Studies


Students in our MPhil and PhD programmes in Aquaculture and Aquatic Veterinary Studies can focus on any areas within the varied suite of activities undertaken by the Institute. You can review our staff pages to find a potential supervisor or check our website for upcoming research opportunities.

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CPD short training courses

The Institute of Aquaculture provides opportunities for Continuing Professional Development with our world-renowned, cross-disciplinary, teaching and research department. Short courses are delivered by internationally-recognised experts and can provide much sought after training in key areas relevant to industry and regulatory services.

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