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Applied Marine Geoscience

Bangor University

12 months
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17500 GBP/year
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About

The Applied Marine Geoscience course from Bangor University provides theoretical and practical training in measuring, quantifying and understanding the physical processes within the geological marine environment. 

Overview

The MSc in Applied Marine Geoscience course from Bangor University provides a sound scientific basis on which to decide how best to design and execute marine surveys, be they geophysical, sedimentological or geological, for the required purpose.

The MSc in Applied Marine Geoscience evolved from its predecessor, the Marine Geotechnics course which boasted a 30 year pedigree.

A series of modules have been designed to explain the processes that form and characterise a wide variety of sedimentary environments, from the littoral zone to the deep ocean. Those controls range from the dynamical, chemical, climatic to geological; all are inter-related. 

The student also gains knowledge and understanding of survey techniques in order to map these environments and thereby gain a better understanding of the processes that shape them. 

The final facet of the course involves an explanation of how these sedimentary materials react to imposed loads - how they behave geotechnically.

From past experience it is found that students on completion of the course will find employment in the offshore hydrocarbons industry, geophysical contract companies (both offshore and terrestrial), geotechnical engineering companies, river and harbour boards or government establishments. The course may also lead students to further academic research studies.

Careers and Employability

Over the last 8 years, 78% of students have found geo-related employment and 18% have gone on to study for a PhD.  Typically, graduates have taken up the following career paths:

  • Onshore or offshore site investigation contract or consultancy companies.
  • Government research agencies, e.g. BGS.
  • Higher Education and Research.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Key Concepts and Techniques 
  • Practical Oceanography-AMG 
  • Geophysical Surveying 
  • Literature Review-Project Plan 
  • Sediment Geotechnics 
  • Research Project /Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.

Language

English
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants normally hold, or expect to obtain, a 2(ii) undergraduate Honours degree in a physical, geophysical, engineering or other numerate subject area. 
  • Applicants from other science (BSc) subject areas (e.g. geography, geology, environmental science, marine science, or archaeology) or with relevant employment experience are encouraged to apply, provided that they can demonstrate high levels of motivation and experience in their Personal Statement and CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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