Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton


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Our planet, your future

Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton has an excellent reputation for providing world class geology degrees, geophysics degrees, marine biology degrees and oceanography degrees. All of our degree programmes are taught at our waterfront campus, The National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS).

We are known for our relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere, which affords students a stimulating environment in which to learn and acquire essential scientific and key work skills.

Our staff provide essential contributions to current debates about geological, geophysical, oceanographic and climate change issues, and it is our ability to offer innovative courses, delivered by leading experts in the field, that characterise our degree programmes.

Flexible programmes

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

Excellent facilities

We have purpose built laboratories and teaching spaces and our own research vessels which are used in teaching. You will have access to the National Oceanographic Library.

Exciting careers on land and at sea

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

A supportive learning environment

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

Scholarships 2014

  • Our Southampton Merit Scholarships attract and reward the highest achieving and most ambitious students.
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View our 2014 undergraduate prospectus online now or download it here

View our 2014 undergraduate prospectus online now or download it here

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