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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

As world leaders in research and education, we seek to provide better understanding of our dynamic planetary system alongside addressing key societal challenges in the Ocean and Earth sciences.  The quality of staff and facilities at our unique waterfront campus, based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), enable us to recruit top-level researchers and educators from around the world working within the areas of geochemistry, geology and geophysics, marine biogeochemistry, marine biology and ecology, palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate and physical oceanography.

Through undergraduate degree programmes in oceanography, marine biology, geology, geophysics and environmental geoscience our students have access to research vessels, cutting-edge technology and facilities and opportunities for fieldwork and scientific cruises not available in standard university environments. At postgraduate level, our long-established MSc in Oceanography is internationally respected as taught programme for researchers wishing to transfer into a career in marine science.

6 October 2021

Dr Rosalind Coggon Awarded 2021 Asahiko Ta...

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Dr Rosalind Coggon, withi...

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4 March 2021

QS subject rankings Geology top 50, Geophy...

The University of Southampton has ranked joint 50th in the 2021 QS ...

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18 February 2021

Sustaining world-leading undergraduate geo...

A five-week independent mapping project is a rite of passage for mo...

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