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Physical Oceanography


Course Description

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 for which they have particular interest.

The first two semesters of the course are taught, introducing the student to the physics of the ocean and its role in the climate system. Modules cover both oceanographic theory and its application, as well practical oceanography. The latter includes an introduction of state-of-the-art instrumentation, remote sensing, numerical modelling as well as practical experience working on small boats and the University's state-of-the-art research vessel, the Prince Madog. Student achievement in the course is evaluated by continuous assessment and module examinations.

During the second semester the student begins to focus on specific aspects of the subject, intially through an extensive literature review and then a research project. The research project, which forms a major component of the course, is selected in close consultation with the students to be of direct relevance to their intended future work. For overseas students, well founded projects based on investigations being undertaken in a home institute are encouraged.

Course Objectives
Provide a thorough training in the theory and application of physical oceanography.
Familiarize the student with modern oceanographic instrumentation and observational techniques.
Introduce state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics, data analysis and fundamental modelling methods.
Provide the student with the practical experience and physical understanding necessary to address significant problems in the coastal ocean environment.fessional life.

Visit the Physical Oceanography page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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BANGOR UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP - 20+ Awards

Overseas applicants only• BANGOR UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPThe new International Entrance Scholarship offered by Bangor University is a 10% reduction
in the first year’s tuition fees and is open to all International applicants who apply before 30th
June, 2012. The International Entrance Scholarship will replace the International Scholarship
that was previously available.
• Eligibility Criteria:
• Successful candidates who submitted their application to study at Bangor University
before the 30th of June, 2012 will be eligible for the International Entrance Scholarship.
• The International Entrance Scholarship will apply to students beginning their courses
(Postgraduate Taught) after September 2011.
• The International Entrance Scholarship is offered in the form of a 10% reduction in the
tuition fees payable at registration.
• Students who receive other types of scholarships from Bangor University or other
sources will not be entitled to the International Entrance Scholarship.
• The scholarship is not open to UK/EU applicants.
For more information about the International Entrance Scholarship, other sources of funding
and applying to study at Bangor University please e-mail: [email protected] or visit the web site http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable for OVERSEAS APPLICANTS ONLY

Eligibility

Visit International WEB site
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international

Application Procedure

Initially, follow the web link below to register your interest. Further information will be sent directly.

Further Information

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international


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Access to Masters (European Union Convergence) Funding - 10 Awards

Applicants must have a Welsh address as their permanent home address, they can have a different correspondence address.
Nominations are made by the course director if eligible.
Students would be committed to undertaking their research project with a Welsh small or medium business / enterprise [SME]. The School of Ocean Sciences has various links with suitable local businesses.
Monthly time-sheets would have to completed by any beneficiary giving details of lectures, assignments and background reading / study.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fees paid plus £110 weekly maintenance (46 weeks only) term time

Eligibility

Permanent Welsh address on application form.

Application Procedure

If eligible with a Welsh address applicants should indicate on the application form, under SECTION D FINANCIAL SUPPORT and third party funding; that they wish to be considered for Access to Masters funding.
Please see below link to the Access to Masters web pages whereby information and downloads are available. This is linked to the main KESS website - the ATM menu is situated on the left of the page.http://www.bangor.ac.uk/kess/atm/download.php.en?catid=&subid=8686
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Further Information

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/kess/atm/download.php.en


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Kirby Laing Foundation Scholarships - 4 Awards

The scholarships will be awarded from 2011; the scholarship recipient will receive their awards on October.The selection process and nominations for the Kirby Laing Foundation scholarships will be the responsibility of M.Sc. Course Directors and ratified by the School of Ocean Sciences Academic Committee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3 of £5000 & 1 of £3,750 each year

Eligibility

• The Kirby Laing Foundation ScholarshipsThe Kirby Laing Foundation’s Gift will support the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, and will be directed towards scholarships for M.Sc students.
Over a 3 year period 9 Kirby Laing Foundation scholarships of £5,000 and 2 scholarships of £3,750 will be awarded and the recipients will receive their awards in October.
The Kirby Laing Foundation scholarships will be open to all M.Sc. students and the financial need of the applicant will be considered. The scholarship recipients shall comply with all the rules and regulations of Bangor University.

Application Procedure

All eligible students who accept the offer of a place on any of the four MSc courses will be considered.


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Santander Scholarships for Taught Potsgraduate students - 5 Awards

Bangor University Santander Taught Postgraduate Scholarships.
Up to five scholarships of £5,000 will be given out to Master’s students starting their programmes in 2012. The scholarship fund aims to reward the most academically gifted students from countries that are supported by the Santander Universidades scheme. The award will be given to students from the following 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships/santander.php.en

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

The award will be given to students from the following 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. http://www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships/santander.php.en

Application Procedure

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships/santander.php.enGo to WEB site and if eligible - apply.



Entry Requirements

Successful applicants normally hold, or expect to obtain, a 2(ii) undergraduate Honours degree in a physical, mathematical or other numerate science. If places are available, we will also consider applicants with a good and relevant Lower Second Class Honours Degree. Applicants from Geography, Geology, Biology and other sciences will be considered if they can demonstrate high motivation and have mathematics to A-level or beyond. Mature students with at least two years alternative experience relevant to the xxxxxx are also encouraged to apply.

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