Biosciences: Fully Funded MRes Scholarship at Swansea at University: From Waste To Feed

  • Master
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 21 June 2019

Biosciences / Aquaculture: Fully Funded KESS II MRes Scholarship: From Waste To Feed 

\This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.\**

Start date: October 2019

Aquaculture ‚Äď the production of aquatic organisms is a growing industry (7% year).¬†It secures many jobs worldwide in areas as diverse as: life support systems technology (e.g. waste water treatment); engineering (e.g. recirculating aquaculture systems in land and innovative open systems offshore); feed technology (e.g. production of sustainable feed).¬†Most of the key innovations in aquaculture aim to optimize production (e.g. improve feed conversion ratio) and minimize externalities (e.g. eutrophication, escapees, disease outbreaks).

This collaboration aims to address two key challenges:
·        Waste water treatment and
·        Sustainable production of healthy fish without fish oil in a circular economy context.

Based at the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR)
, this is a collaborative project with Power & Water.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SMEs and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 40 credit award.


Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Bioscience or related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University‚Äôs English Language entry requirements, please visit ‚Äst


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The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,702 p.a. dependent upon the applicant's financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Please note that students receiving KESS II support are not eligible for Postgraduate Master's Degree loan.


Please visit our website for more information.

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