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Masters programme in Aquatic Science and Technology

DTU's MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology is administered by DTU Aqua and focuses on aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography, and the management of aquatic resources

Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology focuses on aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography, and the management of aquatic resources. The study programme addresses the challenges associated with sustainable fisheries and aquaculture as well as maintenance of healthy ecosystems under changing environment. 

The programme combines interdisciplinary knowledge on the functioning of aquatic ecosystems and living resources with quantitative mathematical and statistical skills and technological problem-solving tools. This will give the students the competences to help solving the global challenges of aquatic environment and food production. 

The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology focuses on:

  • biological, chemical, and physical processes affecting life in aquatic ecosystems at all levels—from plankton to fish stocks;
  • assessment of human impact on aquatic ecosystems;
  • sustainable exploitation and management of fish stocks and other aquatic resources;
  • technological solutions for sustainable fish and shellfish farming;
  • marine biological modelling;
  • modern methods for monitoring of aquatic environment and resources.

The teaching is interdisciplinary and provides possibilities for laboratory and field work.

Specializations

The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology allows the students to specialize in one of three study lines:

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries
  • Oceanography 

Career

The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology provides the students with interdisciplinary competencies for working with living aquatic resources, sustainable production of fish and shellfish and environmental challenges in both marine and freshwater environments. These qualifications are in high demand among companies and organizations involved in research, development, production, consultancy, and management of aquatic resources and the environment.

 

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Meet a student

Pil Hagenbøl Hansen studies Aquatic Science and Technology. In this video she tells about the study and why she chose this specific MSc programme (2:21 min.).

Semester start

The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology starts twice a year.
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