Taught course

Marine Geology and Geophysics

University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Entry requirements

You must have a good (2:1) second class Honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, in Physical or Environmental Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides broad knowledge of marine geological and geophysical techniques and advanced training in marine geophysical exploration techniques, mathematical modelling, geodynamics, coastal processes, micropalaeontology or palaeoceanographic expertise.

You will gain hands-on research experience through an advanced project with leading international researchers. The MRes focuses less on taught modules and more on the research project (about two-thirds of the year).

Core modules include: contemporary topics; introduction to marine geology. Optional modules include: applied and marine geophysics; basin analysis; coastal sediment dynamics; computational data analysis for geophysicists and ocean scientists; geodynamics and solid earth geophysics; microfossils, environments and time.

See course page on the website for full module information.

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

Environmental and Life Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 8310