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Oceanography

University of Southampton

12 months
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25400 GBP/year
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About

Study the Oceanography MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. NOCS is home to the largest single group of marine and earth scientists in the world. At this master you'll work alongside experts in their field as you learn how to become an oceanographer. You'll learn how they develop their understanding of marine systems, from coasts to the vast unexplored deep ocean.

Overview

Course Details

At the Oceanography 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. This course welcomes 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

This course also allows you to specialise your studies in a specific area.

Study theme options include:

  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Physical Oceanography and Climate Dynamics
  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of oceanography careers. With this master's, 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
  • oceanographer
  • geologist
  • 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
  • BP
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
  • Natural England

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deep-sea ecology
  • Zooplankton Ecology and Processes 
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Global Ocean Carbon Cycle, Ocean Acidification and Climate
  • Seafloor Exploration and Surveying 
  • Large-scale Ocean Processes
  • Computational Data Analysis for Geophysicists and Ocean Scientists

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 one of the following subjects:

  • environmental science
  • geology
  • physics
  • physical geography
  • a biological science
  • chemistry
  • mathematics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 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 £25,400.

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

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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