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Ocean Science (MRes)

Master of Research
1 year
Course Type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Research an area of ocean science that sparks your interest and learn from experts in the field on MRes Ocean Science. 

This UK master’s degree is tailored to your study needs and you’ll learn in a shore-based environment with access to the best facilities. 

This course is subject to revalidation for 2022 entry.

On our MRes Ocean Science degree, you’ll focus on an area that interests you, such as physical, chemical or biological oceanography.  

On this UK research master’s course you’ll decide the subject areas you study and choose the nature of the research you undertake for your dissertation project.  

As an MRes student, you will spend around two thirds of your year on your research project and the rest of your time studying taught modules.  

You’ll conduct research alongside experienced academics in marine science, at our Waterfront Campus and attend our research seminars, delivered by leading scientists. Our purpose built campus gives you access to ships and ocean technology, and provides the opportunity for fieldwork and scientific cruises not traditionally found in university environments.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

This course is lead by Dr Anna Hickman. Dr Hickman's research is concerned with marine phytoplankton and their role in the climate system. Find out more by visiting Dr Hickman's staff profile.

Course location

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

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

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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