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Marine Geology and Geophysics Palaeoceanography

University of Southampton

12 months
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24400 GBP/year
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About

Expand your subject knowledge while carrying out a major research project at the Marine Geology and Geophysics Palaeoceanography MRes course offered by the University of Southampton. You’ll be based at National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), where you’ll access the latest facilities and the research-led teaching of our academic experts.

Overview

Course Details

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
Teaching takes up one-third of the year. The modules you’ll take depend on your choice of research topic. 

You’ll spend the rest of the year working on your research project, and writing up your findings in a dissertation.

Career Opportunities

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 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Topics in Geology and Geophysics
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Marine Geology
  • MRes Research Project
  • Microfossil Evolution, Environments, and Time
  • Climate and Climate Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in: 

  • physical sciences 
  • environmental sciences 
  • maths 
  • engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £24,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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