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MSc and PhD Degrees in Ichthyology

The Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) offers a Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Ichthyology, Fisheries Science, or Aquaculture.

Candidates who wish to register for the MSc degree in Ichthyology or Fisheries Science must have a four-year BSc degree or BSc Honours degree in Ichthyology, Fisheries Science, Aquaculture, Zoology or equivalent (as approved by the Head of the Department and the Board of the Faculty of Science).

Candidates for the PhD degree in Ichthyology or Fisheries Science must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in Ichthyology, Fisheries Science, Aquaculture or Zoology or equivalent (as approved by the Head of Department and the Board of the Faculty of Science).

The degree of MSc or PhD in Ichthyology is awarded for the satisfactory preparation of a thesis based on original research on fishes (freshwater, estuarine or marine), especially in the classical fields of systematics, morphology, distribution, ecology, behaviour or biology. The degree of MSc or PhD in Fisheries Science is awarded for the satisfactory preparation of a thesis based on original research on aspects of fisheries management, fisheries modelling, aquaculture or fisheries economics. Candidates for MSc or PhD degrees may additionally be required to complete such examinable coursework as may be prescribed by the Head of Department. The PhD degree must make a substantial contribution towards the advancement of knowledge in the chosen field.

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