University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Marine Environment and Resources

This course is a multiple European postgraduate degree, with the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), the University of Liege and the University of Bordeaux-1 (with the AZTI Foundation and the Oceanographic Foundation of Guipúzcoa, Bilbao, Spain); students spend at least 1 semester each in Southampton, Bilbao, Bordeaux or Liege, and study in English; this experience of mobility along with the emphasis on environment and resources within the course can empower them in the pan-European job and research market.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent; 210 ECTS.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

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

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