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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Graduate School

The Graduate School, National Oceanography Centre Southampton (GSNOCS) is administratively part of Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton.

Postgraduate students in our Isotope Geochemistry Analytical Clean Lab
Working in the lab

There are currently around 170 research students within the Graduate School, with an annual intake of about 40, and approximately 50 masters students. Students from all over the world and from all science disciplines join us to study and use the unique facilities we have at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

We have invested in a first class, dynamic programme to support PhD students, with innovative teaching techniques, comprehensive student services and cutting edge research resources. We are currently on a drive to expand our Graduate School through the recruitment of high-calibre students from the UK, EU and overseas.

An energetic postgraduate committee represents the PhD community at departmental meetings and organises regular social events throughout the year.

Graduate School of NOCS project listings

Browse available PhD projects

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The Graduate School of Ocean and Earth Science is large. However, weekly coffee breaks, informal seminars and various social events run by the postgraduates mean there is a good sense of community.

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