M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Physics

King Abdulaziz University

24 months
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The Marine Physics program from the Faculty of Marine Sciences is offered at the King Abdulaziz University.


In consideration of development plans in Saudi Arabia, which kept pace with global developments in science and technology, it was important to exploit and optimize the wealth of marine natural for new sources of fresh water and energy. Therefore, the decision was taken to establish the Department of Marine Physics by the Supreme Council of the King Abdulaziz University on December 1978

Department Goals

  • Study the physical properties of seawater and ocean (temperature, salinity and density distribution).
  • Study of sea water circulation on large and small scale
  • Study of various physical phenomena in the seas and oceans, such as changes in sea level, waves and tides.
  • Introduce students to the fundamental role played by the various fields of marine physics and there applications on other marine science branches.
  • Collect basic information on the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf to study the regional environment.
  • Conducting research in the regional areas which serve the local community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research methodology
  • Geophysical fluid dynamic
  • Marine Physics
  • Data processing
  • Large scale oceanography
  • Waves and tide dynamic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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34 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Student must not be older than 30 years old.
  • Student must obtain a recognized qualification in his/her own country with a minimum grade (very good) in case their final degree classifications were awarded in an estimate.
  • Student must be of good conduct and medically fit.
  • Student must provide two recommendation letters from his/her previous faculty members
  • Student must not have been dismissed from one of the Saudi Institutions.
  • Candidates of Arabic Language and Literature, Islamic Law and Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Information Science programs must be professional in spoken and written Arabic language.
  • Student must be of good conduct and medically fit.

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