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Oceanography with French (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
4 years
Course Type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
UCAS Course code

About this course

On this MSci Oceanography with French degree, you'll study today’s key environmental challenges while exploring the remotest places on earth. Discover marine ecosystems and ocean processes as you develop your knowledge of French with this 4-year integrated master’s course. You'll have access to the latest technologies and the opportunity to work in the field on our purpose-built research vessel.

This course is subject to revalidation for 2022 entry.

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:

  • environmental consultancy

  • ocean and climate research

  • coastal engineering and management

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

Course location

This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton).

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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