|Study location||United Kingdom, Liverpool|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in science subjects (at least two)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The way that the Earth behaves as a system results from interactions between the land, the oceans and the atmosphere. Complex issues such as climate change, sea level rise and environmental pollution can only be fully understood if all the different facets of the Earth’s behaviour are considered. While the ocean sciences deal with present day and future climate change scenarios, the link to physical geography provides an understanding of changes in climate over the last several thousand years to provide context for recent climate change. This was the first UK university programme to combine land, ocean and climate studies in an integrated programme of study.
Your training will cover core topics in Oceanography, Physical Geography, Geology and Ecology as well as modules in IT and Communication Skills. There will be the opportunity to participate in field/project work using the University’s research vessel throughout the course of your studies, as well as a full sea practical using other UK marine facilities during your final year. You will undertake a major research project. Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool provide guest lectures and supervision of projects. Students without mathematics, physics or chemistry at A level are provided with remedial courses.
Programme Year One
The required modules in Year One provide grounding in Ocean Science and Physical Geography, as well as developing essential and transferable skills that are required throughout your degree programme. Optional modules allow you to focus on areas of environmental sciences that interest you.
Programme Year Two
The required modules in Year Two develop more specialist skills and knowledge in Ocean Sciences and Physical Geography. Optional modules provide further an opportunity to focus on topics of Environmental Sciences that interest you.
Programme Year Three
Students are required to take five research-led core Ocean Science modules and one Physical Geography module. Year Three provides advanced training in Ocean Sciences and the opportunity to conduct an independent research project and to engage in activities at sea during a three day research cruise. Optional modules are available in Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences.
There has never been a better time to study Ocean Sciences: to understand how the oceans are warming, where sea level is rising, how the oceans are taking up carbon from the atmosphere, and how these changes are affecting plankton and marine life. Our degree programmes are designed to provide you with the skills to tackle these global environmental challenges. The vast majority of our recent graduates gain employment within a degree-related field or continue further within education and research after graduation.
Recent employers include:
British Oceanographic Data Centre
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Lloyds (property insurance)
Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting Ltd
VerdErg Connectors Limited
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.