Course Type:
Master’s Programme

Programme Introduction

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.

Programme Coordinator

Teresa Maria Coelho Baptista








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4 Semesters


General and International student contingent: 25


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  • 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.

Study Plan

ECTS: 120

Entry Requirements

  • 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.


State: Accredited
Nº years of Accreditation: 6
Dateof Publication: 06-10-2015
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Enrolment Fee

General contingent: 50 €
International student contingent: 100€

Tuition Fee

General contingent: 1.140 €
International student contingent: 3.000€

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