University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Ocean Science

You will focus on a particular area of oceanography, which may be influenced by the subject area of your first degree, and develop specific knowledge and skills in areas determined by the modules you select and the nature of the research you undertake. The MRes is a research-led programme that differs from the MSc in focusing less on taught modules and more on the research project (about two-thirds of the year).

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: You must have a good (2:1) second class Honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications in any scientific discipline plus a minimum of AS level Mathematics (or equivalent).

Course modules

Contemporary topics; plus 2 modules from: introduction to biological oceanography; introduction to chemical oceanography; introduction to marine geology; introduction to physical oceanography; and optional modules from: biogeochemical cycles in the earth system; coastal sediment dynamics; computational data analysis for geophysicist and ocean scientists; deep-sea ecology; international maritime and environmental law; introductory remote sensing of the oceans; large-scale ocean processes; zooplankton ecology and processes; applied biogeochemistry and pollution; applied coastal sediment dynamics; climate dynamics; ecological modelling; environmental radioactivity and radiochemistry; global climate cycles; global ocean monitoring; radar remote sensing of the oceans; reproduction in marine invertebrates; sea floor exploration and surveying 2; structure and dynamics of marine communities; UN convention on the law of the sea; plus a research project.

Sponsorship information

For students in Commonwealth countries there is the possibility of Association of Commonwealth Universities scholarships; a useful source of information in most countries is your nearest British Council office.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 21,578 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,789 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone number: 
02380595000