Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

As a world centre for degrees in ocean and Earth science, we seek to understand how the ocean fits within the dynamic Earth system.

Our unique Waterfront Campus attracts prominent researchers and educators from around the world, who join us to work within the areas of geochemistry, geology and geophysics, marine biogeochemistry, marine biology and ecology, palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate and physical oceanography.

Through degree programmes in oceanography, marine biology, geology and geophysics, our ocean and earth science students have access to research vessels, ocean technology and opportunities for fieldwork and scientific cruises not traditionally found in standard university environments.

Your planet, your future

Undergraduate degrees

Here on the Solent Estuary, you will be in a unique position at our Waterfront Campus to study for your first undergraduate degree in Ocean and Earth Science.

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A world of opportunities


As one of Europe's largest Earth and marine science communities, we host an exciting portfolio of taught Masters (MSc & MRes) and Phd research programmes.

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Research Excellence


Ocean and Earth Science reaffirmed its position as a world-leader in research excellence in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014).

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Expert knowledge and services


Ocean and Earth Science enjoys strong links with its partners in business and the community.

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Latest News

  • 2015/08/12

    Ocean and Earth Science increased satisfaction in their degree programmes in NSS 2015

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  • 2015/07/16

    Predicting future warming from our past

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  • 2015/06/12

    Dinosaurs Invade Southampton

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Award: Success for gender equality

Award: Success for gender equality

Ocean and Earth Science successful results NSS 2015

Ocean and Earth Science successful results NSS 2015

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