About Us

The AquaH programme was created in 2019 by a consortium partnership between 4 leading European academic institutes that wanted to answer the challenge of educating and training the next generation of health managers within the field of aquaculture. Identifying a real shortfall of health management both in research and the private sector, the programme developers realised there was a large need to provide innovative expertise to the field to answer the growing challenge of global food demands and overfishing.

The final programme structure was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) due to the consortium’s strong internationalisation and corresponding student and staff mobility.

Erasmus Mundus

An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) and, where relevant, other partners with specific expertise and interest in the studies covered.


EMJMDs aim to:

  • Foster excellence, innovation, and internationalisation in HEIs
  • Boost the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU’s external action in the field of higher education
  • Improve the level of competencies and skills of Master graduates and their employability


The AquaH programme was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in
Health Management in Aquaculture status due to the combination of the excellence
and expertise of the five leading European institutions that make up the programme:

Each partner’s long standing expertise and strong reputation in aquaculture research created the ideal programme to advance the field of Aquaculture Health Management, which accordingly afforded the programme the prestigious Erasmus Mundus award. As part of the award, students who wish to study on the programme can apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Become an aquaculture health management innovator
and answer the challenges of global food demand and overfishing