About this course
Address some of today’s key environmental challenges whilst exploring some of the remotest places on earth. Study marine ecosystems and ocean processes as you develop your knowledge of French with this 4-year integrated Master’s degree. You'll have access to the latest technologies and the opportunity to work in the field on our purpose-built research vessel.
Go from classroom, to lab, to the field, as a member of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe. You'll study 3 years at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) and 1 year at the University of Bordeaux, France.
You’ll study topics such as:
ocean currents, globally connecting tropics to poles
the physical and chemical controls on life in the oceans
coastal change, from beach dynamics to sea level rise
Practical skills, fieldwork and independent research are major parts of this programme. You’ll have the opportunity to:
use modern instruments and sampling methods abroad the RV Callista
do laboratory analysis to explore the makeup of marine environments
develop essential computing skills for professional data analysis
choose an independent research project from a variety of options
This course will immerse you in the French language and offer you the support, guidance, and expertise of researchers at the forefront of their fields.
You’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to follow a career in areas 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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