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"The MSc in Physical Oceanography at the University of Bangor, which has received NERC funding since 1965, meets a critical skills need in the UK for modellers and numerate environmental scientists." NERC 4 Feb 2011
"The School of Ocean Science at Bangor... is generally regarded as the best institute in Europe for physical oceanography." New Scientist 22nd October 2008
This 12 month taught postgraduate course introduces students with a first degree in the physical, mathematical or other numerate sciences to the subject of Physical Oceanography. The course has run for over 40 years and is unique in the UK for the depth of physical oceanography training provided. As well as giving an overview of physical oceanography, the course enable students to study in detail those aspects of the subject
Successful applicants normally hold, or expect to obtain, a 2(ii) undergraduate Honours degree in a physical, mathematical or other numerate science. Applicants from other subject areas (e.g. Geography, Geology, Biology and other sciences) or with relevant employment experience are encouraged to apply, provided that they can demonstrate high levels of motivation and experience in their Personal Statement and CV and have mathematics to A-level or beyond.
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. There are bursaries and scholarships available for postgraduate students.
Please visit our website for further information on scholarships available.
Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries are funded by both the University and individual academic schools. In addition the International Education Centre also supports international students through a range of awards for international students. Full time students only.
Full eligibility details can be found on each individual scholarships.
Applications can be made online and through country managers for international applicants. Please visit the website for more information and details of how to apply.