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Oceanography (MSc)

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Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Study our Oceanography MSc at the University's School of Ocean and Earth Science, based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). NOCS is home to the largest single group of marine and earth scientists in the world.

On this master's you'll work alongside experts in their field as you learn how to become an oceanographer. You'll learn how they develop their understanding of marine systems, from coasts to the vast unexplored deep ocean.

You’ll be taught by researchers at the forefront of their disciplines, contributing to some of today’s biggest challenges, such as:

  • sea-level rise
  • ocean pollution
  • sustainable fisheries
  • climate change
  • deep-sea mining
  • marine biodiversity

This course is open to UK and international students who are passionate about working in marine science but may not have previous experience. This course welcomes students from all scientific backgrounds.

You’ll benefit from the centre’s modern equipment, laboratory facilities and dedicated teaching vessel, Callista. Our flexible course structure means you can mix and match your module choices to adapt your studies around career goals

This course also allows you to specialise your studies in a specific area.

Study theme options include:

  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Physical Oceanography and Climate Dynamics
  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics

Accreditations

This course is accredited by:

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Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
“I chose Southampton because it is world-renowned for ocean sciences, and one of the best places to study with access to leading scientists in the field. ”
Amanda Ceroli, 2020 graduate

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.