At NOCS, you'll work alongside experts in their field at our School of Ocean and Earth Science (OES). You’ll learn how oceanographers develop their understanding of marine systems, from coasts to the vast unexplored deep ocean.At the Oceanography (Marine Biogeochemistry) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll be taught by researchers at the forefront of their disciplines, contributing to some of today’s biggest challenges, such as:
- sea-level rise
- ocean pollution
- sustainable fisheries
- climate change
- deep-sea mining
- marine biodiversity
This course is open to UK and international students who are passionate about working in marine science but may not have previous experience. We welcome students from all scientific backgrounds.
You’ll benefit from the centre’s modern equipment, laboratory facilities and dedicated teaching vessel, Callista. Our flexible course structure means you can mix and match your module choices to adapt your studies around career goals.
On the Marine Biogeochemistry pathway, you’ll look at a variety of different sciences and their role within oceanography, as well as the following specific subjects:
- biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system
- environmental radioactivity and radiochemistry
- global ocean carbon cycle, acidification and climate
If you'd prefer a more general approach you can select our general pathway. Or you can specialise with a different pathway:
- Marine Biology and Ecology
- Physical Oceanography and Climate Dynamics
- Marine Geology and Geophysics
With a master's in marine biogeochemistry, you can work in a wide range of organisations - from global corporations and consultancies to government agencies, museums and universities. Transferable skills in analysis, research, problem-solving and teamwork mean you'll be ideally suited for a variety of different roles.
Past students have gone on to the following jobs:
- marine scientist
- fisheries officer
- oil spill consultant
- marine science officer
Around one-third of our students have gone on to complete PhD research. Past students have gone to work at the following organisations:
- British Antarctic Survey
- Environment Agency
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
- Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
- Natural England
- Biological Oceanography
- Chemical Oceanography
- Marine Geology
- Physical Oceanography
- MSc Key Skills and Literature Review
- Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System
- Climate and Climate Change
- Computational Data Analysis for Geophysicists and Ocean Scientists
- Deep Sea Ecology
- 12 months
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You’ll need a 2:1 degree in science, mathematics, geology or geography. We welcome students who have studied the following subjects:
International25400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25400 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 £25,400.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.