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Geophysics and Geology (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
4 years
Course Type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
UCAS Course code

About this course

Learn how the Earth developed and discover the physical processes at work in, on and around it. This course builds on the BSc by giving you the chance to carry out both a geology mapping project and a geophysics research project. You'll graduate with advanced skills that are in demand across science and industry, whether you want to go on to uncover new natural resources, shape climate change policy or lead offshore surveys.

On this MSci Geophysics and Geology master's, you'll work across several science disciplines and explore subjects such as:

  • volcanology - the study of volcanoes, lava, magma and related phenomena

  • plate tectonics

  • hydrocarbons

  • current and past climate change

You’ll also develop a range of geophysical, geological and maths skills. These include practical field expertise and computer programming.

Depending on your grades, you'll have the chance to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities. There you'll take specialist modules and projects that are not available in the UK.

As part of this course you'll:

  • study at our pioneering research institution and waterfront campus, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)

  • use our modern, industry-standard, labs and teaching equipment, including the National Oceanographic Library

  • take field courses in the UK and abroad, where you'll design and carrying out your own surveys

  • benefit from our many professional links across the Earth science industries

You'll graduate with a master's degree in geophysics and geology.

Course location

This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton).

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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