Research opportunities

You will join a rich research group containing postdoctoral research fellows, PhD students and masters students working on various aspects of nutrition, health, disease, behaviour, microbiomes and welfare of species of fish, crustaceans and molluscs of commercial relevance.

On completion of this masters programme you can apply to study a suitable doctoral programme at the University of Plymouth or elsewhere. PhD programmes presently undertaken include fish nutrition and feed technology, fish health and physiological biochemistry associated with aquaculture. 

This area is supported by research councils such as the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Innovate UK. Many are sponsored by commercial and industrial companies such as BioMar, Lallemand SAS, Leiber GmbH, Clasado Biosciences, Skretting, Alltech Coppens as well as leading research centres globally in Brazil, Chile, China and elsewhere.

We actively engage with hatcheries, aquaculture farms and various other organisations nationally and internationally to support and conduct research and development at fundamental and applied levels.

Our students have entered into the industry and academia with masters and subsequent PhD qualifications with a very successful track record.