University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Marine Environment and Resources

This two-year taught MSc is a joint European programme that provides the opportunity to study in Southampton, Bilbao, Bordeaux and Liege and will develop your ability to make a difference in marine environmental resource management. You will spend a full semester at three out of the four European universities (Southampton, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Liege) and will study in English. Your dissertation can be taken at any of these institutions or at any other MER partner institution worldwide. This experience of mobility, along with the emphasis on environment and resources in the programme, will empower you in the pan-European job and research market. All applications must be made at www.merconsortium.eu.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need a good (2:1 or an equivalent standard in other qualifications) 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 will also be required. If you do not have these qualifications, but have relevant professional experience in coastal sciences, we will consider you.

Course modules

Contemporary topics; introductory modules in: biological oceanography; chemical oceanography; marine geology; physical oceanography; plus optional modules from: applied and marine geophysics; biogeochemical cycles in the earth system; geodynamics and solid earth geophysics; international maritime and environment law; introductory remote sensing of the oceans; large-scale ocean processes; biological and chemical aspects of environmental pollution; deep-sea ecology; freshwater ecosystems; hydrology and water resources; maritime and coastal engineering; zooplankton ecology and processes; plus specialisation modules 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 3,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months

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