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Marine Geology and Geophysics: Exploration (MRes)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Expand your subject knowledge while carrying out a major research project in the area of seafloor exploration and surveying on this MRes Marine Geology and Geophysics: Exploration degree. You’ll be based at National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), where you’ll access the latest facilities and the research-led teaching of our academic experts. You’ll graduate in the perfect position to continue your studies at PhD level or start a career in a wide range of sectors.

A master of research (MRes) degree differs from a standard MSc in the balance between teaching and research. As an MRes student you’ll spend more time on your research project and less on the taught part of your course.

On this flexible UK master's course, you’ll gain a broad overview of marine geology and geophysics, while gaining the specialist skills and knowledge to carry out a research project in the area of seafloor exploration and surveying.

You'll study a combination of modules that are common to all our marine geology and geophysics pathways and modules that are unique to the exploration pathway.

Your specialist topics will cover areas such as:

  • high resolution marine geophysics
  • gathering, processing and interpreting seabed data
  • using a range of datasets to solve geological problems
  • the use and understanding of seismic reflection data
  • the theory and practice of electromagnetic exploration methods

Teaching takes up one-third of the year. The modules you’ll take depend on your choice of research topic.

You’ll spend the rest of the year working on your research project, and writing up your findings in a dissertation.

Careers

With this degree you’ll be in a great position to continue your research at PhD level or start a career in a wide range of sectors.

Areas where your knowledge and skills will be in demand include:

  • gas and oil extraction
  • engineering services
  • environmental consultancy

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 30 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 65%

    14th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    12th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    16th

    5

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