Master in Aquaculture

Open Applications 2021/2022

Course presentation

In the present study cycle we aim to provide the students with advanced training in the area of Aquaculture. The Master’s course therefore seeks to apply current knowledge of modern and sustainable aquaculture, biologic concepts in nutrition, reproduction among others, planning and production and management of aquaculture facilities. The Aquaculture Master provides students with a logical sequence of learning that allows the acquisition of skills to perform the R&D, creation of new companies and coordination functions or direction in aquaculture companies. The structure of this course is divided into two distinct phases. Initially it provides a solid education that will allow the acquisition of skills in specific areas of aquaculture, lasting two semesters. The teachers involved, consisting mainly of PhD are a guarantee of and advanced quality and appropriate to the target level for a Master degree.


  • Apply knowledge of modern aquaculture and rearing technologies to the developing of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae aquaculture;
  • Acquire skills necessary to perform I&D activity and coordination functions or direction of Aquaculture companies in the various sectors that comprise it;
  • Develop applied research, dedicated to the needs of the business, regional, national and Iberian trying to evaluate and solve concrete problems relating to the aquaculture activity:
    • application of research in the aquaculture production;
    • enhancement of production of the various species of interest;
    • improving the quality of fish for the food industry of fish and apply this concepts to the sustainability development of the aquaculture marine resources.

Curricular plan

CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
6997301Aquaculture1st Semester8
6997303Pathology1st Semester6
6997305Water Quality1st Semester3
6997304Auaculture Product Quality1st Semester3
6997302Applied Zoology and Physiology1st Semester6.5
6997310Aquaculture Biotechnology2nd Semester5
6997308Engineering and Systems Management2nd Semester8
6997307Food and Nutrition2nd Semester7.5
6997306Reproduction2nd Semester5
6997309Production Systems2nd Semester8
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload

Conditions of admission

  • Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the area of Marine Biology and Biotechnology, and related areas;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state according to this process in the area of Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Biology and related areas;
  • Holders of a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the ScientificTechnical Council of ESTM in the area of marine biology and biotechnology or related areas;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curricula who is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM.

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