Master Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management

General information

The master's Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management is a two-year MSc programme. You can specialise in Aquaculture; Marine Governance; Marine Resources and Ecology.

Oceans, seas, estuaries and lakes are major providers of ecosystem goods and services such as food, tourism and coastal protection. In many cases, exploitation levels have bypassed the carrying capacity of these ecosystems leading to devastating effects on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. 

To preserve marine biodiversity and its ecosystem functions innovative and sustainable solutions are necessary. Therefore, young professionals are needed with an integrative approach to marine ecosystem management.


On the Programme of Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

You start the MAM programme by taking courses that will give you a common basis on aquaculture and marine resources management. 
Then you chose one of three specialisations in which you will take deepening courses that will prepare you for your thesis. In the Academic Consultancy Cluster you will share (interaction) and intergrade your knowledge with (the knowledge of) other students in multidisciplinary teams.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following specialisations to meet your personal interests.



The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0311 - Maritime economy", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0512 - Biotechnology", "0521 - Ecology", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0831 - Fisheries


Venue: Wageningen University
Wageningen, Netherlands

Droevendaalsesteeg 4,
6708 PB Wageningen



Besides the statutory tuition fee, Wageningen University has a number of institutional tuition fees. Which tuition fee applies to you, depends on certain requirements (nationality, degree obtained, address): Tuition fees 2019-2020 summary


General requirements

Enrolment in an MSc programme at Wageningen University & Research requires:​

  1. A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme
  2. A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Relevant BSc programmes

Applicants should have a relevant BSc degree in animal science, aquatic science, biology, ecology, fisheries, marine science, environmental sciences or natural/technical sciences related to marine or aquatic environment or should have a Dutch bachelor's degree related to the topics mentioned above (see Dutch students below).

Application Procedure:

To apply for admission to the MSc programme you have to submit several documents. This process is described step by step on the website of the Student Service Centre (SSC).

Further information about the application procedure: Dutch students, EU students, Non-EU/EFTA students

Application Deadlines

NL/EU/EFTA students: July 1, 2019
Non-EU/Non-EFTA students: May 1, 2019

Grant Opportunities:

If you want to be accepted into a scholarship programme, please note that the deadline for most scholarship programmes is March or April, (for the MSc programmes starting in September). Because most scholarships programmes require a letter of admission your application should be at Wageningen University & Research at least six weeks before the deadline of the scholarship programme.

You can find more about the scholarships here.


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

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