Ocean Science BSc (Hons)

Ocean Science encompasses the study of all aspects of the global marine environment, from estuaries and coasts to the deep ocean. It involves the application of specialist scientific disciplines (biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics) to observe and to understand the diverse and often complex processes governing the Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere system.

This degree provides a rigorous multidisciplinary foundation together with more specialised training offered across a wide range of marine topics. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a scientific career applied to the sea and places a strong emphasis on practical and field skills. The high degree of flexibility and choice allows students to develop their own particular strengths and interests and move on into a wide range of careers. Students are able to decide which area of Marine Science interests them most and choose modules accordingly with options in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
F700 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

128-112 tariff points usually including a level 3 qualification* in two science subjects (desirable); potential subjects are Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Geology, Physics, Computing (we will also consider applicants with other subjects on an individual basis – please contact the Admissions Administrator, see below); plus C grade at GCSE Double Award Science, Maths and English Language. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.

Due to the academic requirements for this programme, BTECs, City & Guilds and Access courses are considered on a case by case basis.

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

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