Taught course

Physical Oceanography

Institution
Bangor University · School of Ocean Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

"The MSc in Physical Oceanography at the University of Bangor, which has received NERC funding since 1965, meets a critical skills need in the UK for modellers and numerate environmental scientists."
NERC 4 Feb 2011

"The School of Ocean Science at Bangor... is generally regarded as the best institute in Europe for physical oceanography."
New Scientist 22nd October 2008

This 12 month taught postgraduate course introduces students with a first degree in the physical, mathematical or other numerate sciences to the subject of Physical Oceanography. The course has run for over 40 years and is unique in the UK for the depth of physical oceanography training provided. As well as giving an overview of physical oceanography, the course enable students to study in detail those aspects of the subject for which they have particular interest.

Course Objectives

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

Course Director

The course director is Dr Mattias Green, who oversees course admissions, the administration of lectures and practicals, and general day to day running of the course. The deputy course director is Dr Yueng Lenn. Drs Green and Lenn are available to help you with any general course related or welfare problems during your enrolment on the course. Specialist confidential assistance with many student difficulties is available by referral to central College facilities. Dr Green's office is Room 202, Second Floor, Craig Mair Building. His office phone is 2893 (01248-382893 when calling from an outside line). You may also email m.green@bangor.ac.uk. In his absence, Dr Lenn (y.lenn@bangor.ac.uk) or any other member of the teaching staff will be happy to provide assistance.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 383717