University of Southampton
Marine Environment and Resources
This course is a joint European programme that provides the opportunity to study in Southampton, Bilbao, Bordeaux and Liege and develops the ability to make a difference in marine environmental resource management. Students spend a full semester at 3 out of the 4 European universities (Southampton, Bilbao,Bordeaux, Liege) and study in English.
A good 2.1 (or equivalent) Honours degree in chemical, biological, physical, Earth and environmental sciences, engineering, oceanography or mathematics. A solid background in mathematics at undergraduate level and familiarity with computers is required. Applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant professional experience in coastal sciences, are encouraged to apply.
Semester 1 delivered by the university of Southampton or the university of Bordeaux. Modules offered at Southampton: core modules: contemporary topics in marine science policy and law; introduction to biological oceanography; introduction to chemical oceanography; introduction to marine geology; introduction to physical oceanography. Optional modules: coastal sediment dynamics; marine geoarchaeology; microfossils; environment and time; applied and marine geophysics; biogeochemical cycles in the earth system; international maritime and environment law; introductory remote sensing of the oceans; largescale ocean processes; deep-sea ecology; zooplankton ecology and processes. Semester 2 delivered by the university of the Basque country; Bilbao. Semester 3 delivered by the university of Southampton or the university of Liege. Modules offered at Southampton, option modules: 4 from: deep-sea ecology; zooplankton ecology and processes; and any option not taken in the first semester specialisation in: biodiversity and preservation of the marine environment and its resources; design of sampling schemes and data analysis in research projects; ecotoxicology; integrated assessment of the quality of the marine environment; sustainable management of marine living resources; sustainable management of marine non-living resources.
Students' dissertation can be taken at Southampton, Bilbao, Bordeaux or Liege or at any other MER partner institution worldwide.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Highfield Campus||Southampton||SO17 1BJ||South East|
Engineering and Environment
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