Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton


Postgraduate courses

World-class opportunities for postgraduate study

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.

  • We work closely with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to offer first class PhD opportunities for around 200 research students (annual intake 40-45).

The goal of the Graduate School is to provide the best possible education for our postgraduate students in ocean and Earth science by proviiding 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. A good postgraduate education occurs through a number of complementary processes. The Graduate School strives to provide the best balance for its postgraduate students.

Postgraudate 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.

A world-leading centre of excellence

Based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, you will have the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Work with leading academics

You will work with leading academics who are experts in their field.

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 oppotunities.