University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Marine Geology and Geophysics

This programme provides broad knowledge of marine geological and geophysical techniques and advanced training in marine geophysical exploration techniques, mathematical modelling, geodynamics, coastal processes, micropalaeontology or palaeoceanographic expertise. You will gain hands-on research experience through an advanced project with leading international researchers. The MRes focuses 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 approved by the University, in Physical or Environmental Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering.

Course modules

Semester 1: core modules: contemporary topics; introduction to marine geology; 1 from: introduction to chemical oceanography; introduction to physical oceanography; optional modules: applied and marine geophysics; basin analysis; coastal sediment dynamics; computational data analysis for geophysicists and ocean scientists; geodynamics and solid earth geophysics; microfossils, environments and time. Semester 2: optional modules: applied sediment dynamics; basin analysis; ecological modelling; global climate cycles; high-resolution marine geophysics; international barrel award; research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (Wales) 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 (EU) 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