University of Stirling

Aquatic Food Security MSc

University of Stirling
In Stirling

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Stirling (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • Stirling (Scotland)
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Our staff
Professor Rachel Norman
Rachel has a first class Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Stirling and also did a PhD in Liverpool in which she used mathematical models to understand infectious disease dynamics and control. She spent a year in the Zoology department at Oxford University using mathematical models to understand the dynamics and control of Lymphatic filariasis. She came to the Computing Science and Mathematics department as a lecturer in 1996 and since then has been working closely with biologists on models of wildlife diseases. In particular for the last 10 years she has focussed on models of aquatic parasites. In January 2013 she was appointed to the chair of Aquatic Food Security and has been looking at how seafood can contribute to the global issue of food security.
Dr Mags Crumlish
Mags’ research includes the identification and characterisation of microbial diseases affecting farmed aquatic animals. She is particularly interested in understanding the pathogenesis of bacterial infections affecting farmed fish and shellfish. She gained her PhD at Stirling where she continued her research in disease identification and diagnosis leading to the production of vaccines against bacterial infections. She has a keen interest in microbial food safety.
Dr Amaya Albalat
Amaya has a background in fish and crustacean physiology. Her main interests are a better understanding of animal physiological responses in situations of stress, infection, fishing and aquaculture practices and their impact into the post-mortem metabolism and ultimately seafood quality. She conducted her PhD in the University of Barcelona and during the last eight years she has work in the University of Glasgow.
Dr Anthony O’Hare
Anthony is a physicist by background with interests in emergent phenomenon in complex many-body interacting systems, game theoretic approaches to dynamic interacting systems and the simulation of non-linear mathematical model Prior...

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University Of Stirling, FK9 4LA


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Flexible Learning If you are interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email to discuss your course of study.

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What you'll learn on the course

Quality Training
GCSE Mathematics
Food safety

Course programme

Foundation modules:
Principles of Aquaculture (topics: Aquatic Animal Biology and Health, Aquatic Animals in the Environment, Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Food Safety)
Aquaculture Production (topics: Aquatic Animal Reproduction & Genetics, Aquatic Production Systems, Aquaculture in Practice)
Advanced Modules:
Food Quality and Safety (topics: Seafood Safety and Quality assessment, Spoilage and Sensory Assessment, Global Certification, Food Chain and Legislation)
One of
Animal Health & Breeding (topics: Broodstock Management & Genetics, Epidemiology & Health Control, Ecotoxicology)
Aquaculture Development (topics: Policy, Planning & Management, Livelihoods & Aquatic Resources Management, Business & Financial Management)
Numerical Skills (topics: Handling data, statistical analysis, using mathematical models) (AQUPMM)
Research Project module

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