University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Ocean and Earth Science

This programme offers a flexible pathway, according to individual needs and performance. It includes a wide choice of formal instruction and specialist research topics. The initial emphasis on instructional modules progresses to full-time research, supported by high-quality supervision and research group interaction. First-year modules can be drawn from any MSc pathway. Key skills and project-based skills modules are available in year two. Research areas include: geochemistry; geology and geophysics; marine biology and ecology; palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate; marine biogeochemistry; physical oceanography.

Course modules

Modules available may include: Introduction to biological oceanography; introduction to physical oceanography; introduction to chemical oceanography; introduction to marine geology; MSc key skills and literature review; applied and marine geophysics; large scale ocean processes; biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system; deep sea ecology; zooplankton ecology and processes; applied coastal sediment dynamics; introductory remote sensing of the ocean; microfossils, environment and time; computational data analysis for geophysicists and ocean scientists; geodynamics and solid Earth geophysics; climate dynamics; structure and dynamics of marine communities; ecological modelling; environmental radioactivity and radiochemistry; advanced methods in oceanography; applied biogeochemistry and pollution.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time - 4 years

Campus details

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Key information

Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4785