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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Marine-related courses

The University of Southampton offers a first-class marine and maritime portfolio - covering everything from marine biology, oceanography and water resource management through to maritime archaeology, maritime law, and ship science.

Postgraduate Courses

Engineering and the Environment

MSc Energy and Sustainability (Energy, Resources and Climate Change) (1 year)

MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies (1 year)

MSc Environmental Pollution Control

MSc Water Resources Management

MSc Integrated Environmental Studies

MSc Marine Technology / General (2 years)

MSc Marine Technology / Marine Engineering (2 years)

MSc Marine Technology / Naval Architecture (2 years)

MSc Maritime Engineering Science


MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment

MSc Sustainability

Maritime Archaeology

V400 MA/MSc Maritime Archaeology (1 year)

Maritime Law

LLM Maritime Law (1 year)

Ocean and Earth Science

MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment (1 year)

MSc Marine Environment and Resources (2 years)

MRes Marine Geology and Geophysics (1 year)

MRes Ocean Science (1 year)

MSc Oceanography (1 year)

Undergraduate Courses

Environmental Sciences

F900 BSc Environmental Science (3 years)

F903 BSc/MEnvSci Environmental Sciences with Foundation Year (4 years)

F902 BSc/MEnvSci Environmental Science (4 years)

F750 BSc Engironmental Management with Business (3 years)

F751 BSc Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (3 years)


F8F7 BSc Physical Geography with Oceanography (3 years)


F640 BSc Geophysical Sciences (3 years)

F660 MSci Geophysics (4 years)

F662 BSc Geophysics with Foundation Year

F661 MSci Geophysics with study abroad (4 years)


N202 BSc Business Management (3 years)

Marine Biology

7N16 MSci Biology and Marine Biology (4 years)

F703 MSci Marine Biology (4 years)

F705 BSc Marine Biology with foundation year (4 years)

F7C1 BSc Marine Biology with Oceanography (3 years)

F704 MSci Marine Biology with study abroad (4 years)

Maritime Law

LLB (Hons) Maritime Law (M1M2) (3 years)

Mechanical Engineering

HH35 MEng Mechanical Engineering/Naval Engineering (4 years)


F7C1 BSc Marine Biology with Oceanography (3 years)

F700 MSci Oceanography (4 years)

F710 BSc Oceanography (single honours) (3 years)

F701 BSc Oceanography with foundation year (4 years)

F7R1 MSci Oceanography with French (4 years)

F7F8 BSc Oceanography with Physical Geography (3 years)

F702 MSci Oceanography with study abroad (4 years)

Ship Science

H518 BEng Ship Science with Foundation Year (4 years)

H510 MEng Ship Science with Foundation Year (5 years)

J640 BEng (Hons) Ship Science (3 years)

J641 MEng Ship Science (4 years)

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Always study something you enjoy but consider carefully your job prospects at the end of it, and whether those jobs are ones you'd like to do. Don't take easy options, the harder you work the greater the rewards. Keep your options open, engineering is fantastic for that!

The University of Southampton's standing in the marine sector is equal to its excellent reputation throughout academia. Its course is rigorous and demanding but equips the individual with an unequalled understanding and comprehensive toolset for a successful career.

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