Taught course

Ocean Science

University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science

Entry requirements

You must have a good (2:1) second class Honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications in any scientific discipline.

Ideally you should have a degree in a subject relevant to your intended focus area, for example:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biological Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Science

Months of entry


Course content

This MRes degree programme will give you the opportunity to focus on a particular area such as physical, chemical or biological oceanography, which may be inspired by your first degree. You will study at our waterfront campus based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), home to leading experts in their field, who you will work alongside in this innovative community of scientists.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, we need to ensure that your listening, written and spoken English skill would enable you to enjoy the full benefit of your studies. For entry onto our courses, you will need an acceptable English Language qualification such as IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in writing, reading, listening and speaking, or equivalent in other approved English language tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 8310