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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is a multidisciplinary degree, based at the incredible, world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). You will cover all the key ocean sciences giving you the chance to explore and learn more about the breadth of oceanography and the oceans. You will build your knowledge and skills progressively over four years.You’ll study topics such as:coastal change, from beach dynamics to sea level riseocean currents, globally connecting tropics to polesthe physical and chemical controls on life in the oceansYou will develop your practical skills in the laboratory and on board our research vessels, which are moored minutes away from the lecture theatres at our waterfront campus. You will also take part in a dedicated oceanography field course and research-orientated independent projects.The course is taught by academics who have influenced policy and decision-making at government at national and European level. Our students benefit from their links with industry, government and other major oceanography and marine biology centres around the world.This course is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST). The University of Southampton is ranked 7th in the Russell Group for Satisfied with course. *Guardian best UK universities league table 2021, Earth and Marine Sciences subject area.Subject to revalidation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,580per year

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University information

University of Southampton

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  • 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

    11th out of 30 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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