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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Like its BSc counterpart, this four year degree focuses on the study of marine sediments within an Earth system science context. This degree focuses on the study of marine sediments within an Earth system science context. It is concerned with sedimentary processes (the origin, transport and deposition of particles in the marine environment), and with marine sediments and rocks, in particular those formed in the past 2 million years, but also further back in time. It differs from the BSc course in that it places emphasis on gaining skills and knowledge of direct relevance to the offshore survey and hydrocarbon industry.Geological Oceanographers are required to tackle issues such as offshore site investigation related to renewable energy infrastructure and oil and gas exploration, climate and sea-level change, and coastal erosion. These are challenging and buoyant areas of development; there is currently a deficit of suitably qualified people for these roles. Upon graduation, you will not only have a deep understanding of the ‘earth system’, but you will also have a broad range of practical skills in sedimentology, geophysics and Geotechnics. Data integration capabilities across these disciplines are in short supply within the offshore industry, but it is widely recognized by employers as being of great value.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 128

Typical offer is based on a minimum 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.• A Levels (including grades AB in 2 science subjects - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Economics, Psychology, Environmental Science or Geography; excluding General Studies)• International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in 2 science subjects)• BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Applied Science**: DDD• City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma in Environmental Conservation or Countryside & Environmental**:

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Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

International students receive a high level of support at Bangor. The university also offers generous scholarships.
Most of Bangor's degrees can be undertaken with a placement year or international experience to gain valuable employability skills.
To help develop students’ careers, many degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute.

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