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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

After you graduate

Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject.

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Celebrating after graduation

We will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after your time at the university. By the time you graduate you will have all the knowledge and resources you need for your next step, whether you choose a new career or further study.

When the time comes to move on after your postgraduate studies, you will become part of our global alumni community, with more than 170,000 members in 147 countries. As a member of this extensive network, you will be offered a series of benefits, services and events.

Students graduating from our postgraduate courses are well qualified to enter a broad range of career paths. Our degrees are highly regarded by major employers in the marine and geologiccal sectors.

The vocational elements of our courses mean that a degree is your passport to discipline-related fields within government agencies, conservation and environmental agencies, coastal management and geophysical survey companies, meteorology, to the major oil and mining companies, geological service companies, local authorities, museums, civil engineering and the construction industry and water boards, through to universities and allied research institutes.

We pride ourselves in the quality of the graduate students that we produce and given our national standing, it is our experience that all of our well qualified graduates are able to progress into a career of direct relevance to their training, should they so wish.

A great thing about studying at NOCS is its reputation; which means major companies know they can come and find high quality students for future employment.

Careers & Employability

Whatever your situation, the Career & Employability Service at the University of Southampton offers a wide range of support for postgraduate students.

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