About this course
Study marine ecosystems and ocean processes whilst you explore some of the remotest places on earth. You’ll learn to use the latest technologies in molecular biology, high performance computing and robotic sampling to address the key challenges facing the marine environment.
Join one of the largest marine science communities in Europe as you study at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS).
You’ll study topics such as:
conservation strategies for vulnerable species and ecosystems
ocean currents, globally connecting tropics to poles
changing sea levels at our coasts, on timescales from hours to centuries
Fieldwork, practical skills and independent research are core parts of this programme. You’ll have the opportunity to:
work in the field aboard the research vessel the RV Callista
use laboratory analysis to examine our diverse marine environment
develop computing and data analysis skills essential for research
obtain qualifications in first aid and sea survival
After developing a range of key skills for oceanographers in your first and second years, you’ll tackle an advanced topic of choice for a dissertation in your third year.
Our BSc Oceanography programme will provide you with the professional-level skills that are ideal for a career in the expanding marine sector, or for progression to more specialised postgraduate study.
You’ll gain the guidance, support and expertise of researchers at the forefront of their fields, and graduate prepared for a career in industries like:
ocean and climate research
coastal engineering and management
This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton), Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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