Bangor University

Geological Oceanography (MSci)

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Program Information

School:Bangor University
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Description:Like its BSc counterpart, this four year degree focuses on the study of marine sediments within an Earth system science context. This degree focuses on the study of marine sediments within an Earth system science context. It is concerned with sedimentary processes (the origin, transport and deposition of particles in the marine environment), and with marine sediments and rocks, in particular those formed in the past 2 million years, but also further back in time. It differs from the BSc course in that it places emphasis on gaining skills and knowledge of direct relevance to the offshore survey and hydrocarbon industry.

Geological Oceanographers are required to tackle issues such as offshore site investigation related to renewable energy infrastructure and oil and gas exploration, climate and sea-level change, and coastal erosion. These are challenging and buoyant areas of development; there is currently a deficit of suitably qualified people for these roles. Upon graduation, you will not only have a deep understanding of the ‘earth system’, but you will also have a broad range of practical skills in sedimentology, geophysics and Geotechnics. Data integration capabilities across these disciplines are in short supply within the offshore industry, but it is widely recognized by employers as being of great value.

URL:Geological Oceanography (MSci) at Bangor University
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

We welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 14, 2018