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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Our Postgraduate Courses

The Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (GSNOCS) offers a wide range of postgraduate opportunities at both masters and PhD level.

The Graduate School of NOCS (GSNOCS) is part of Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton.

The goal of the Graduate School is to provide the best possible education for our postgraduate students in ocean and Earth science by providing students with the skills and knowledge to operate at the very cutting edge of research, to prepare them for future employment and to instil the motivation and ethos that breed successful careers.

Postgraduate taught and research options

Our range of postgraduate taught and research options allow you to choose pathways that provide specific academic and vocational training depending on your intended direction.

Research Impact film

Would you like to know more about the way our research is helping meeting the needs of industry, influencing policy and changing practice internationally?  Find out how by watching our research impact film.

Our research magazine

Through our world-leading, interdisciplinary research we focus on scientific excellence with impact.  Ocean and Earth New Boundaries is our research magazine demonstrating our global impact.

A successful community

We are frequently recognised across the University and by external institutions and bodies for our high impact research and study opportunities.

MSc Degrees

MSc degrees

Our Masters degrees offer chances to deepen your scientific knowledge and specialise in marine and Earth science.

REF 2014

REF 2014

A world leader in Ocean and Earth Science research

Order a postgraduate prospectus

Postgraduate visit days

Visiting the University is a perfect opportunity to find out what it’s really like to live and study here.

Graduate School of NOCS (PhD)

National Oceonography Centre

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