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Ocean Science (MRes)

Master of Research
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
Next course starts
September 2020

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. 

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 programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.