Graduate School NOCS (GSNOCS)

New £8 million training centre for the oil and gas researchers of tomorrow

Southampton students on AAPG field trip

Postgraduate training in geological and environmental research into oil and gas activities has received £8 million funding for a new countrywide training centre.

Antarctica’s first whale skeleton found with nine new deep-sea species

Backbone of whale skeleton on seafloor (courtesy of NERC)

Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights into life in the sea depths. The discovery was made almost a mile below the surface in an undersea crater and includes the find of at least nine new species of deep-sea organisms thriving on the bones.

Recent funding successes leads to exciting PhD opportunities in the Graduate School NOCS

A range of PhD projects offered

So far, almost forty new PhD students from all over the world have been recruited to join the Graduate School of NOCS in the autumn.

Connect the past diversity of vertebrates to the present with our new MRes in Vertebrate Palaeontology

Uncovering fossil remains

Application is now open for Ocean and Earth Science’s new MRes in Vertebrate Palaeontology.

This new one-year course offers you the chance to study the evolution and anatomy of vertebrates at the world-renowned National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

Winter graduations to celebrate students’ success

Winter Graduation

More than 40 Ocean and Earth Science students attended the University of Southampton’s Winter Graduation on 14 December.

Now firmly established in the University calendar, students can elect to attend a winter ceremony, enabling those who were awarded degrees in the autumn to graduate within a few weeks or months rather than wait until the summer.

Postgraduate enrolments soar

Postgraduate enrolments soar

The number of students enrolling to undertake PhD research at the Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (GSNOCS) has risen by over a third in the last two years, as funding has been increased to match demand for places in this world class programme.