A master of research (MRes) degree differs from a standard MSc in the balance between teaching and research. As an MRes student you’ll spend more time on your research project and less on the taught part of your course.
At the Marine Geology and Geophysics Palaeoceanography MRes course offered by the University of Southampton, you’ll gain a broad overview of marine geology and geophysics, while gaining the specialist skills and knowledge to carry out a research project relating to the oceans' geologic past.
You'll study a combination of modules that are common to all our marine geology and geophysics pathways and modules specific to the palaeoceanography pathway.
Your specialist modules will look at topics such as:
- global climate cycles
- the processes that control the chemical composition of seawater
- microfossils, and how to gather, analyse and interpret microfossil data
You’ll spend the rest of the year working on your research project, and writing up your findings in a dissertation.
With this degree you’ll be in a great position to continue your research at PhD level or start a career in a wide range of sectors.
Areas where your knowledge and skills will be in demand include:
- gas and oil extraction
- engineering services
- environmental consultancy
- Contemporary Topics in Geology and Geophysics
- Chemical Oceanography
- Marine Geology
- MRes Research Project
- Microfossil Evolution, Environments, and Time
- Climate and Climate Change
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGeology Climate Studies & Meteorology Marine Engineering View 76 other Masters in Geology in United Kingdom
You’ll need a 2:1 degree in:
- physical sciences
- environmental sciences
International24400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £24,400.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.