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Masters degrees in Ocean Sciences offer advanced study of the oceans, seabed and the atmosphere.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Environmental Science.
Courses in this field are interdisciplinary in nature, combining theory and methods from disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They also combine practices from Oceanography.
Studies may cover a range of topics, such as the biogeochemical cycles in the Earth System, and deep-sea ecology. For example, you may wish to investigate climate dynamics and their impacts on sea levels, or the reproduction of marine animals.
Consideration may also be given to maritime law and environmental regulation, for example costal marine management and transport logistics.
Practical training includes computational data analysis, ecological modelling, remote sensing and the production of GIS (geographical information systems).
Careers in this field are highly varied. They may include direct analysis of and research about ocean cycles or areas, for example on conservation projects for international agencies and NGOs. They could also include roles in public policy or legislation, charity work, or community development.
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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. Read more
How does climate change affect whales and seals? How does over-fishing influence marine food-webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea? The two-year selective Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Read more
To meet the United Nations 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 we need extensive transformations in the way markets, civil society and states work in much of the world. Read more
The analysis and assessment of our climate and earth system increasingly require interdisciplinary competencies. The MSc ICSS program teaches across all subjects involved in climate research in order to provide a holistic picture of the climate system. Read more
The MSc by Research (MScRes) is a one-year full-time research programme that differs from a taught Masters programme by placing more emphasis on research, and by being examined much more like a PhD, by viva voce (oral) examination, rather than by grading of coursework and dissertation. Read more
The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) is an interdisciplinary program that provides an educational and research environment to examine the dynamical, physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, ocean and land surface, and the manner in which they interact. Read more
This MRes degree programme will give you the opportunity to focus on a particular area such as physical, chemical or biological oceanography, which may be inspired by your first degree. Read more
Drawing on world-class expertise from our marine science research groups, our MSc Oceanography degree incorporates both taught modules as well as independent research with a multidisciplinary emphasis. Read more
Oceanographers investigate both fundamental and applied problems relating to the physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and geology of the sea, often working across traditional academic disciplines. Read more
The programme is strongly research-focused. You will develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for further academic study or research-focused industry roles. Read more