Bangor University

Bangor University

Physical Oceanography

This course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring and interpreting the structure and dynamics of the ocean. It provides an application of basic and advanced theory, observational methodology and data analysis techniques to problems of the marine physical environment, especially in the coastal and estuarine situation.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a physical, mathematical or other numerate science. If places are available, we will also consider applicants with a good and relevant lower 2nd class Honours degree. Applicants from geography, geology, biology and other sciences will be considered if they can demonstrate high motivation and have mathematics to A-level or beyond. Mature students with at least 2 years alternative experience relevant to the course are also encouraged to apply. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Course modules

Provides theoretical, and practical training in measuring, and interpreting the structure, and dynamics of the ocean; basic, and advanced theory; observational methodology, and data analysis techniques; problems of the marine physical environment: coastal, and estuarine; introduction to physics of the ocean, role in the climate system; oceanographic theory, and its application, as well practical oceanography: introduction of state-of-the-art instrumentation; remote sensing; numerical modelling; practical experience working on small boats, and university's research vessel.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment; module examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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01248 382293