A range of disciplines relate to the study of oceanography. The National Oceanography Centre’s hosting partners – the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool – make excellent undergraduate opportunities available through the many courses that they offer.
The University of Southampton
The University of Southampton has a global reputation for academic excellence. Ocean and Earth Science is positioned 28th in the QS World University rankings and the University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Southampton’s Ocean and Earth Science degree programmes are taught at the unique Waterfront Campus, which is based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). The university has a well-established reputation for our outstanding research led-teaching, and offers professionally accredited degree courses in oceanography, marine biology, geology and geophysics.
The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is a Russell Group Institution – the original redbrick university – with a strong research focus, situated in one of the most creative and inspiring cities in the UK. Liverpool was the first UK university to have a dedicated ocean sciences department, beginning with the Liverpool University Tidal Institute in 1919. The Joseph Proudman Building, home to National Oceanography Centre Liverpool and the British Oceanographic Data Centre, is adjacent to the School of Environmental Sciences on the University of Liverpool campus.