Taught course

Oceanography

Institution
University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree is recommended, though students with other backgrounds may be considered. Students without AS-level (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications) mathematics may need to undertake additional individual study for some parts of the course, but will be advised individually at the start of the degree, depending on their option choices.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This degree is designed primarily for students with no previous specialisation in marine science such as graduates with a degree in biological sciences, chemistry or materials science, physics, mathematics, environmental science, physical geography or related disciplines. The programme includes compulsory introductory modules that provide a foundation in interdisciplinary marine science, along with the opportunity to specialise in particular areas through an option of modules, as well as research project experience. To highlight the specialisations possible through the option modules of the programme, we have developed “pathways” of suggested module choices, which include: Marine Biology and Ecology, Physical Oceanography and Climte Dynamics, Marine Biochemistry, Marine Geology and Geophysics.

Students can either follow one of these ‘pathways’, or mix options from different pathways, where the timetable allows, to pursue broader interests.Graduates often pursue careers in the marine environmental sector or undertake PhD research in marine sciences.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£23,136

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 8310.