Research course

Ocean and Earth Science

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

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class BSc or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in related discipline (eg biological sciences, including marine biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, geology, geophysics, mathematics, natural sciences, oceanography, physics).

Months of entry


Course content

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) attracts prominent research scientists and educators from around the world. The combination of direct access to ships and ocean technology and a strong research emphasis provides many opportunities for fieldwork and scientific cruises not traditionally found in university environments. Our Graduate School (GSNOCS) offers postgraduate training at PhD and MRes level in a dynamic, cutting-edge research environment.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

NERC and other sources (highly competitive; full funding only available to UK/EU candidates)

Qualification and course duration


part time
Up to 84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Natural and Environmental Science
+44 (0)23 8059 4785