Physical Oceanography, M.Sc. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
18300 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Physical Oceanography Msc programme , offered at the Bangor University  introduces students with a degree in the physical, mathematical or other numerate sciences to the subject of Physical Oceanography. 

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As well as giving an overview of Physical Oceanography , the course  offered at the Bangor University enable students to study in detail those aspects of the subject for which they have particular interest. 

Course Objectives

  • Provide a thorough training in the theory and application of physical oceanography.
  • Familiarize the student with modern oceanographic instrumentation and observational techniques.
  • Introduce state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics, data analysis and fundamental modelling methods.
  • Provide the student with the practical experience and physical understanding necessary to address significant problems in the coastal ocean environment.

Course Content

The first two semesters of the course are taught, introducing the student to the physics of the ocean and its role in the climate system. Modules cover both oceanographic theory and its application, as well practical oceanography. 

The latter includes an introduction of state-of-the-art instrumentation, remote sensing, numerical modelling as well as practical experience working on small boats and the University's state-of-the-art research vessel, the Prince Madog. Student achievement in the course is evaluated by continuous assessment and module examinations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Key Concepts and Techniques 
  • Practical Oceanography-PO 
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics  
  • Climate and Climate Change  
  • Literature Review-Project Plan 
  • Marine Renewable Energy 

Key information


  • 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.


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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, mathematical or other numerate science.  
  • Applicants from other subject areas (e.g. Geography, Geology, Biology and other sciences) 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 and have mathematics to A-level or beyond.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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