University of Southampton - Ocean and Earth Science
The National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton enjoy a collaborative and multidisciplinary relationship based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton at the Waterfront Campus.
The University offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in oceanography, marine biology, geology, geophysics and ocean, Earth and climate science.
The students benefit from the unique opportunity of completing their degree at a world-class research facility, with direct access to research vessels and equipment that is often not found in traditional university environments
This means that our students have access to unparalleled resources and opportunities for field and ocean going work, often not found in other university environments.
Why study here?
NOCS is the integrated collaboration between the Southampton-based part of the Natural Environment Research Council’s National Oceanography Centre, and the University of Southampton’s Ocean and Earth Science. The Centre hosts one of the world’s largest groups of scientists and engineers devoted to research, teaching and technology development in ocean and Earth science.
- Unique waterfront location within the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, linked to the Natural Environment Research Council.
- Cutting edge facilities with unparalleled opportunities for oceanographic and geological fieldwork.
- Outstanding researchers feed their work directly into high-calibre teaching.
- 70 per cent of our research has been ranked as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (RAE 2008).
- A keen inter-disciplinary culture for both teaching and research.
Our students enjoy training in a world leading, dynamic research environment.
Becky, MSci Oceanography
"After extensive research and plenty of university open days the oceanography course that jumped out at me was at the University of Southampton – this is because the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is one of the world’s leading institutions for oceanographic research, with lectures given by scientists involved in new developments in understanding the oceans.” - More about undergraduate opportunities
Nick, PhD in deep-sea biology
“Southampton’s first-rate facilities and research links provided me with a good research project and the practical skills to pursue a PhD.” - More about postgraduate opportunities