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
World-class research facilities and educational resources that make Ocean and Earth Sciences one of the best learning environments in the UK.
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.
Ocean and Earth Science reaffirmed its position as a world-leader in research excellence in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014).
Expert knowledge and services
Ocean and Earth Science enjoys strong links with its partners in business and the community.