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Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Master (2 years) of Science in Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus DTU Hirtshals Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme focuses on the sustainable utilization of the aquatic environment and its resources, and the development of sustainable aquaculture production. It centres on fisheries, oceanography, and the management of aquatic resources—and addresses the challenges associated with sustainable fisheries and aquaculture as well as the maintenance of healthy ecosystems under changing environments.

Career Opportunities 

The MSc Eng programme provides you with unique interdisciplinary competences for working with environmental and sustainability issues. These qualifications are in high demand among companies and organizations involved in aquatic resource research, consultancy, and management.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about admission to Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee and tuition fees.
Read more about fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation is required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Technical University of Denmark.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about the application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

DTU Hirtshals Campus


DTU Hirtshals Campus is located in northern Denmark, 70 km from Aalborg. The campus is home to top-of-the-class research within aquaculture and fisheries technology and houses two DTU study programmes. 

DTU Hirtshals Campus lies by the sea in one of Denmark's most important fishing towns. DTU has a long history of academic research in fisheries and aquaculture in Hirtshals, and since 2023 DTU Hirtshals Campus has been home to a MSc and a BEng study programme.Here students have a unique chance to study near the Danish fishing and aquaculture industry with access to exciting fieldwork and modern facilities for projects and experimental academic work.

DTU Hirtshals Campus is located at North Sea Science Park and the campus includes two auditoriums, teaching facilities, a chemistry lab, test and equipment facilities, a climate room and more.

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