Programme structure

Master of Science in Health Management in Aquaculture

Programme structure

Mobility scheme of the programme


The programme consists of an initial common semester that is carried out at Ghent University, then in the 2nd and 3rd semester students can choose between 3 learning paths that will deepen their knowledge on a specific aspect of the overarching programme theme.

In the 2nd or 3rd semester, students will undertake an internship with a company or research institute among our extended international network of partners and contacts. The internship is a practically oriented scientific project where they will gain the skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the labour market.

Finally, in the 4th semester a master dissertation or thesis is undertaken that will combine a students acquired skill and knowledge.


The programme offers 3 distinct learning lines, each addressing aquaculture health issues on a different level:

@ NTNU: relationship between the ecosystem and health
@ WU: preventing disease and maintaining adequate health, whilst minimising the impact on the environment
@ UAB/UB: the relationship between animal physiology and health


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