The management of the Animal Sciences group will soon decide whether to
introduce an separate MSc programme in Aquaculture. At present Aquaculture
is one component of the MSc in Animal sciences and aquaculture.
The Aquaculture Group would like to see an independent masters degree
because the combination with animal sciences deters some students who are
only interested in studying fish. MSc coordinator Ab Groen: “Many
prospective students think that if they come to Wageningen they will have
to choose a combination of animal science and aquaculture subjects. This is
not actually the case, as we offer students tailor-made programmes. But I
can see that the name leads to misunderstandings, and we hope to solve that
problem by introducing a separate aquaculture programme.