Research course

Ocean and Earth Science

Institution
University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements:

You should have a good Masters degree (MRes or MSc) in a relevant subject from a British university or its equivalent in other countries, or (exceptionally) other relevant professional experience.

Several of our taught Master's degrees are designed around the needs of students transferring from other science, engineering or related disciplines. If you do not already hold a Masters degree, our integrated PhD may be more suitable.

International applicants

If you are an international student you also need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency. You will need to provide us with evidence that you have achieved an overall score of 6.5 or above on IELTS (or equivalent), with no individual score lower than 6.0. It may be possible for you to secure an offer of a place conditional upon achieving this proficiency if you do not have it already.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Postgraduate study at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton is an inspiring and rewarding experience, with a Graduate School that supports all PhD students throughout their time with us. Working closely with a supervisory team, you will undertake in depth research into your chosen area of Ocean and Earth science. Key areas of doctoral research include Benthic Processes, Biogeochemical Cycles, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change, Coastal, Shelf and Estuarine Studies, Hydrothermal processes and Mineralisation, Ocean Circulation and Mixing, Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimatology, Pollution and Global Sustainability, and Tectonics and Crustal processes.

You can search the current list of Graduate School (GSNOCS) projects by visiting noc.ac.uk/gsnocs/projects or identify a topic, funding and potential supervisor independently.

Information for international students

International applicants

If you are an international student you also need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency. You will need to provide us with evidence that you have achieved an overall score of 6.5 or above on IELTS (or equivalent), with no individual score lower than 6.0. It may be possible for you to secure an offer of a place conditional upon achieving this proficiency if you do not have it already.

Fees and funding

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/fees/postgraduate.page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
gsnocs@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4785