The Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (GSNOCS) is a centre of research excellence. We are a large, international, scientifically diverse and genuinely interdisciplinary community with about 150 PhD students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth science, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, natural sciences, oceanography and physics.
As a PhD student at GSNOCS you will be a member of a critical mass of scientists undertaking cutting edge research. This research spans the spectrum of interests of scientists from Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton and the Natural Environment Research Council's Research Centre, The National Oceanography Centre, in a unique collaborative partnership based at the purpose-built Waterfront Campus.
PhD students are at the core of our research endeavour. Our Graduate School provides a vibrant, diverse and supportive environment for PhD students to thrive.
Our postgraduate students are a highly valued part of our research-intensive community, and are central to thriving interdisciplinary collaborations between NOC, the University and leading institutions across the UK and overseas. We are proud to say that students from all over the world and from many different scientific disciplines join us to undertake research and use the unique facilities we enjoy. We have invested in a first class, dynamic programme to support PhD students, with innovative training techniques, comprehensive student services and cutting edge research resources.
We recognise structural and long-standing issues with under-representation in postgraduate study at national and international levels. Here at Southampton we are taking action to increase the representation of our intake, to embed understanding of the needs of a diverse research community and to create a supportive and inclusive environment in all of our activities. Further details can be found on our EDI statement.