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Oceanography (MSci)

Award
Integrated Masters degree in Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
UCAS course code
F700

About this course

Join one of the largest marine science communities in Europe as you address key environmental challenges facing our planet. You’ll study marine ecosystems and ocean processes, with the opportunity to explore some of the remotest places on Earth.

Go from classroom, to lab, to the field as you study at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). Our 4-years integrated master’s course will allow you to specialise through years 3 and 4, and to develop your research interests with experts in the field.

You’ll study topics such as:

  • coastal change, from beach dynamics to sea level rise

  • ocean currents, globally connecting tropics to poles

  • the physical and chemical controls on life in the oceans

Fieldwork, practical skills and independent research are core parts of this programme. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • choose an independent research project from the range of research that we cover

  • use modern instruments and sampling methods abroad our research vessel, the RV Callista

  • use laboratory analysis to explore the makeup of marine environments

  • develop essential computing skills for professional data analysis

  • obtain qualifications in first aid and sea survival techniques

You’ll gain the support, guidance and expertise of researchers at the forefront of their fields.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to follow a career in areas like:

  • environmental consultancy

  • ocean and climate research

  • coastal engineering and management

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 425.48 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer onto the 'Study Abroad' course pathway at the end of the first year. Places are limited to students who achieve the highest grades in the year 1 exams.