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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Your course will allow you to explore Oceanography and discover the science of the ocean. Based at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), you will develop a full understanding of a broad variety of marine processes from waves, tides and ocean currents, to sediment transport, fisheries and marine ecosystems.You will be taught by expert staff, many of whom are leaders in their research fields and are working on international projects covering a variety of different challenges from climate change to the exploitation of our oceans.Field work will form an integral part of your degree, you will have the opportunity to go on a variety of residential field courses working on-board one of our research vessels, which are moored just minutes away from our lecture theatres. The skills and knowledge you gain will equip you for a career in industry such as a government agency, civil engineering, the oil and gas industry or consultancy, or to go on and do a specialised masters course in fields such as coastal management, marine technology or maritime law. All of our Oceanography courses are accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology. Oceanography is ranked 4th in the world for academic rankings of world universities *Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,580per 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

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  • Campus address

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

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 29 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    149 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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