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


Employment opportunities for students graduating from a postgraduate oceanography programme are wide-ranging.

Our oceanography postgraduates gain employment in the marine sector in coastal engineering and consultancy or environmental consultancy for example, or with government laboratories and agencies including the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency and the Natural Environmental Research Council.

Postgraduates are not restricted to work in the marine sector, as our programmes provide training in skills such as written and oral communication, computer literacy, information analysis and problem solving, time management and numeracy that can be applied to a range of other careers.

If you wish to continue in the university or academic sector will find that a Southampton PhD is well regarded and may lead to positions such as a research fellow or lecturer.

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