Taught course

Marine Environment and Resources

University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science

Entry requirements

You will need a good (2:1 or an equivalent standard in other qualifications) Honours degree in chemical, biological, physical, Earth and environmental sciences, engineering, oceanography or mathematics. A solid background in mathematics at undergraduate level and familiarity with computers will also be required. If you do not have these qualifications, but have relevant professional experience in coastal sciences, we will consider you.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Marine Environment and Resources at a global top 100* university.

On this unique, two-year Marine Environment and Resources MSc you’ll study at the University of Southampton and partner universities in France, Spain, and Belgium.

You’ll develop the in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and manage the marine environment, putting you in a great position for a successful career in the marine sector.

You’ll split your time between the University of Southampton and our partner universities in the Marine Environment and Resources (MER) Consortium:

- Universidad del Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain

- Université de Bordeaux, France

- University of Liège, Belgium

You'll graduate primed to start your career or to continue your exploration in research.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band G, IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 5899