Year 1: The Fundamentals
You begin University life with a residential field school and then study modules related to sustainability, environmental processes, marine systems, the hydrosphere, the biosphere and the lithosphere, all the time developing a range of data analysis skills.
Year 2: Processes and Skills
In Year 2 you will study GIS, marine remote sensing, marine ecology, environmental impact assessment, the atmosphere, coastal and marine systems, and attend a residential field school, gaining hands-on experience onboard research vessels, using state-of-the-art scientific equipment.
Final Year: Applying Knowledge
In final year you will undertake modules on research skills and an independent research project with an academic supervisor, exploring a marine theme of your choice. GIS and remote sensing is continued as a transferrable skill, with coursework exploring marine geology, marine renewables and underwater archaeology. Other modules focus on environmental change and management. You will study applied physical, chemical and biological oceanography in the field and explore the modelling of marine species and habitats.
Contact hours Typically 15 hours per week
Independent learning Typically 25 hours per week
Assessment Typically 15% by exam and 85% by continual assessment
Degree classification 30% contribution from second year and 70% from final year modules