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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Our Undergraduate Courses

Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton has an excellent reputation for providing world-class degrees in geology, geophysics, marine biology and oceanography. All of which are taught at our unique Waterfront Campus, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS).

We are known for our relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere, where students can enjoy a stimulating environment in which to learn and acquire essential scientific and key work skills. We offer innovative degree programmes, delivered by leading experts and an opportunity to work within a renowned marine community.

Watch our Waterfront Campus tour below to find out more, view our unique facilities and learn of the types of opportunities our graduates enjoy after studying at a world-leading centre for research excellence.

Graduation 2014

Graduation 2015

Ocean and Earth students’ years of hard work celebrated at Graduation 2015

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Flexible programmes

Our modular degree programmes include core subjects, a wide range of optional modules in ocean and Earth science and other disciplines across the University

Excellent facilities

We have purpose built laboratories, waterfront access to our own research vessels and the world-leading National Oceanographic Library (NOL)

Exciting career prospects

Our programmes produce confident graduates, who are well equipped to enter employment in a wide range of careers and professions

A supportive environment

We will help and guide you through every step of your degree programme, ensuring your time at Southampton is enjoyable and rewarding

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“Since coming to the University I have essentially experienced exactly what I was promised - the course has been challenging and diverse, and as an added bonus has made me highly employable!”

Martin Wood - MSci Geology

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