Project possibilities for bachelor and master students

At DTU Aqua you can make bachelor projects, special courses and master thesis projects within aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography and management of aquatic resources.

How to get started

You may find inspiration for bachelor projects, special courses or master thesis projects from the project suggestions below.

If you have a project idea yourself, you are welcome to contact a supervisor directly in order to formulate another topic, perhaps with an external supervisor from the industry.

All student projects must be based on a project contract with a supervisor.


Student projects at DTU Aqua Deadline Posted
Area: Nordjylland
Early-life exposure to shelters and trou...

There is increasing evidence showing that stimuli-deprived rearing systems (i.e. barren tanks/ponds) do not support good welfare in captive fish.  Environmental...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 15 Jul
Posted: 08 Apr
15 Jul
08 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Restoration of marine boulder reefs -- a...

Aim: The aim is to identify types of restored boulder reefs that maximize fish abundance and diversity. Specifically, the project will compare fish abundance...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Jan
Posted: 30 Mar
31 Jan
30 Mar
Area: København og omegn
The importance of mussel reefs for the a...

Aim: The objective of this field study is to examine the importance of mussel reefs for marine fishes.Specifically, it is hypothesised that mussel reefs host...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Jan
Posted: 30 Mar
31 Jan
30 Mar
Area: København og omegn
Marine migration of anadromous brown tro...

Aim: The aim of this study is to map the migration and temperature exposure of adult brown trout in the marine environment. Data will reveal if brown trout are...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Oct
Posted: 06 Mar
31 Oct
06 Mar
Area: Nordjylland
Establishing a fishery for Greater weeve...

Greater weever (Trachinus draco) is a demersal fish species that is found in shallow (1-30 m) coastal waters throughout Europe. It is typically found on sandy...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 09 Mar
Posted: 06 Mar
09 Mar
06 Mar
Area: København og omegn
Fisheries Ecology Ecophysiology Collabo...

The results of this growth trial of juvenile fish will provide a mechanistic understanding of what the environmental drivers of growth and production are. ...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Aug
Posted: 30 Jan
01 Aug
30 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Recreational fisheries-Trends in partici...

Aim: 1)     To explore temporal changes in the demography of anglers using data from an online survey about recreational fisheries. 2) ...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 12 Jan
Posted: 11 Jan
12 Jan
11 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Recreational fisheries for cod-Changes i...

Aim: 1)     To explore temporal changes in catches, release rates, and participant demography, using data from an interview survey of recreational...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 12 Jan
Posted: 11 Jan
12 Jan
11 Jan
Area: København og omegn
A comparison of three segments of recrea...

Aim: 1)     To compare catches, release rates and demography of three groups of recreational anglers (i.e., anglers fishing for cod, Atlantic...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 12 Jan
Posted: 11 Jan
12 Jan
11 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Citizen science insights into seatrout f...

DTU Aqua have developed a citizen science platform where anglers can report fishing trips and catches (Fangstjournalen). In return, the anglers get information...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 12 Jan
Posted: 11 Jan
12 Jan
11 Jan
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