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Profile and Key Learning outcomes : Advanced master in Aquaculture

Profile

This advanced master in aquaculture specifically aims at contributing to a high level of scientific education for students in the field in aquaculture and the management of living aquatic resources. As most students who enrol to this programme are from developing countries, emphasis will be put on fish and crustacean species of local or global economic interest, as well as on farming techniques that are adequate and transposable to developing countries. This one-year programme focuses on fish, which make up the bulk of worldwide aquaculture and especially sustainable aquaculture (omnivore, herbivore and freshwater species).

 

Key Learning outcomes

At the end of the programme, students:

  • will have acquired theoretical knowledge on the biological basics of aquaculture, fish and crustacean nutrition, and fish pathologies and diseases. The programme's pluridisciplinary dimension, with courses in ecology, systematics, aquariology and statistics, will provide them with a comprehensive understanding of aquaculture ;
  • will master the zootechnic, technical, economic and legal aspects of aquaculture and farming systems suited to developing countries ;
  • will be able to understand and manage various aquacultural production systems, especially through practical sessions focusing on freshwater species, internships in laboratories, and an individual applied research assignment, providing students with an understanding of study methodologies, data gathering and analysis, and the critical interpretation of results.

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