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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonUndergraduate study

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In the top 1% per cent of universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2018), Southampton is a leading UK research university with world-class facilities and teaching, innovative learning environments and unmatched flexibility in our degree programmes. We back this up with superb accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

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Studying Ocean and Earth Science

The goal of our undergraduate programmes is to produce graduates who are well equipped to enter employment in not only a wide range of Earth or ocean science professions, but also in other spheres. Our courses are designed with this in mind, with emphasis on both academic merit and skills and qualities sought by employers. We offer degree programmes that cover an extensive range of subjects, including theory-based courses and applied science, which provide the opportunity to work independently on challenging projects.

We offer a relaxed and informal atmosphere and a stimulating environment in which to learn and acquire skills relevant to your scientific career.  We place considerable importance on generic skills, such as computing, communication, teamwork and problem solving. For these reasons our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike. By following the research of world-class scientists in Ocean and Earth Science, students can keep pace with developments at the forefront of our knowledge for the Earth and it's oceans.

As a result, we are highly rated by our students.  Many of our degree programmes achieve excellent results in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) in teaching, enthusiasm for the course and how intellectually stimulating the courses are. Learning resources and facilities also consistently achieve high results thanks to the fantastic location of our Waterfront Campus, at the world renowned research centre the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS).

 

 

Europes largest marine science library
National Oceanographic library (NOL)
Outside our main Lab at Waterfront Campus
Outside our main Lab at Waterfront Campus
National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)
National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)
Marine Biology Labs
Marine Biology Labs

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