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Master´s degree in aquaculture

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost Prices for Spain or EU resident students Approximate price of the academic course (60 ECTS) for first enrollment:1,882€; Prices for EU non resident students Approximate price of the academic course (60 ECTS) for first enrollment: 3,481€

This Official Master’s has been designed to cover the professional and research needs in all areas related to Aquaculture. To ensure its success, the Master’s combines the academic, professional and research focuses. For this, not only do the three Universities of Galicia’s University System participate (Sistema Universitario Gallego (SUG) but also all the social bodies which are involved in any area in Galicia related to Aquaculture, including training centres (Instituto Gallego de Formación en Aquacultura, IGAFA), research centres (Instituto Español de Oceanografía, IEO in Vigo and Coruña; Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas CSIC, Vigo; Centros de Investigaciones Marinas, CIMA, in Corón and Ribadeo), as well as associations and clusters of companies such as the Cluster de Aquacultura de Galicia and the Organización de Productores de Mejillón de Galicia (OPMEGA)[Galicia’s Organisation of Producers of Mussels] . Theoretical teaching is delivered via video conference from the Faculties of Biology and Science of the 3 Universities and face-to-face in the participating non-university centres. Practical teaching is always delivered face-to-face.

The masters are organized by modules. 

Application procedure

Applications for places on UDC Master’s programmes should be made using the online application system on the UDC website.

Application for the UDC Master’s in Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching should be made in writing using the form provided online.

Completed forms should be submitted to the Faculty of Education office.

Applications from students with degrees from non-EHEA university systems should be accompanied by officially notarised or apostilled translations (into either of the two official languages of the University of A Coruña) of the following documents:

  • Degree certificate
  • Academic transcript

Registration will be completed through the online registrar according to the dates indicated in the official admissions calendar for UDC Master’s programmes.

Where necessary, the following documentation should be submitted to the relevant Department within 10 calendar days of registration:

  • Completed application for financial assistance
  • Proof of entitlement to fee reduction or exemption


Access Degrees:

- Preferentes

  • Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Veterinary

- Second level

  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Agroforestry Engineering

- Third level

  • Other degrees / degrees of Experimental Sciences

Specific selection criteria

  • Academic record (30% weighting)
  • Have previously taken the following subjects (weighting 5%): biochemistry, physiology, genetics, microbiology, zoology, botany
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English (10%)
  • Full Curriculum (25%)
  • Professional experience (15%)
  • Research experience (15%)

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