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 Exploration 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 in the area of seafloor exploration and surveying.
You'll study a combination of modules that are common to all our marine geology and geophysics pathways and modules that are unique to the exploration pathway.
Your specialist topics will cover areas such as:
- high resolution marine geophysics
- gathering, processing and interpreting seabed data
- using a range of datasets to solve geological problems
- the use and understanding of seismic reflection data
- the theory and practice of electromagnetic exploration methods
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.
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
- Coastal Sediment Dynamics
- Applied and Marine Geophysics
- Physical Oceanography
- Chemical Oceanography
- Marine Geology
- Microfossils, Environment and Time
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Geology Marine Engineering View 206 other Masters in Physics 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.