Master of Science in Aquaculture

The candidates for the Master?s degree in Aquaculture are future professionals in the management of fish farming support industries, administration, and those interested in further higher-level education and research. The Master's programme will emphasize most of the biological and technological aspects of aquaculture, and will include transfer of results from ongoing research.; Norway is the world?s largest producer of salmon and is also the main contributor to the scientific progress in most aspects connected to the aquaculture industry. The aquaculture adventure started approximately 30 years ago when success factors in breeding domestic animals were introduced to salmon, and further to controlled, farmed fish. A breeding programme was established, and since then progress has been made within every cornerstone in the production of aquatic food. The Institute of Aquaculture Research (AKVAFORSK) has been a major contributor to the development of aquaculture production. AKVAFORSK is placed in the same building as the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences. AKVAFORSK has a large international network with research activities all around the world.

Contact (person and/or unit) Stine Telneset / Dept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Telephone +47 67232607 / +47 67232609
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline December1 for international applicants.
June 1 for applicants holding a Norwegian or Nordic degree, or a Norwegian Personal ID number (fødselsnummer)
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites A Bachelor or equivalent degree, including minimum 10 credits mathematics, 10 credits in chemistry/physics, 10 credits in statistics and 60 credits in biology.

Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the UMB regulations for programmes taught in English.
Tuition No tuition fees
Subject area Natural Sciences
Degree level Master
City Ås, Norway
Credits 120
Language of teaching English