M.Res. On Campus

Ocean Science

University of Southampton

12 months
24400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Research an area of ocean science that sparks your interest and learn from experts in the field at the Ocean Science MRes course offered by the University of Southampton. This UK master’s degree is tailored to your study needs and you’ll learn in a shore-based environment with access to the best facilities.


Course Details

At the Ocean Science MRes course offered by the University of Southampton, you’ll focus on an area that interests you, such as physical, chemical or biological oceanography.  

On this UK research master’s course you’ll decide the subject areas you study and choose the nature of the research you undertake for your dissertation project.  

As an MRes student, you will spend around two thirds of your year on your research project and the rest of your time studying taught modules.  

You’ll conduct research alongside experienced academics in marine science, at our Waterfront Campus and attend our research seminars, delivered by leading scientists. Our purpose built campus gives you access to ships and ocean technology, and provides the opportunity for fieldwork and scientific cruises not traditionally found in university environments.

Career Opportunities

Postgraduate students progress into a broad range of careers, including roles in industries like:

  • industrial
  • commercial
  • governmental
  • academic
  • research posts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Topics in Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Marine Geology
  • Large Scale Ocean Processes and Climate
  • Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System
  • Deep Sea Ecology
  • Zooplankton Ecology and Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a science based subject such as:

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • biological science
  • environmental science
  • natural science
Other subjects of study may be considered.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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