University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Marine Geology and Geophysics

Students develop key skills in marine geophysical and geological data processing and analysis, and gain hands-on research experience through an advanced project with leading international researchers; there is also an opportunity to take a pathway in micropalaeontology.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500