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 based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 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

World-class research facilities and educational resources that make Ocean and Earth Sciences one of the best learning environments in the UK.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Research Excellence


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

Find out more

Expert knowledge and services


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

Find out more

Latest News

  • 2015/09/28

    Scientists solve the riddle of deep ocean carbon

    Find out more

  • 2015/09/27

    Professor Bess Ward from Princeton University to give 20th Annual Charnock Lecture

    Find out more

  • 2015/09/10

    Southampton Boat Show Tickets – Retweet to win!

    Find out more

News feed

Follow us on Facebook:


Follow Us:

Other University of Southampton sites