Taught course

Marine Geology and Geophysics

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

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in physical or environmental sciences, mathematics or engineering.

Months of entry

October

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).
Semester one
Core modules: Contemporary Topics in Ocean and Earth Science; Introduction to Marine Geology; plus one from Introduction to Chemical Oceanography or Introduction to Physical Oceanography.
Optional modules: 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.
Semester two
Optional modules: Applied Coastal Sediment Dynamics; Ecological Modelling; Global Climate Cycles; High-resolution Marine Geophysics.
Plus research project.

For further information, please see our website.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Email
mscenq@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4785