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Applied Marine Geoscience (MSc)

This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and assessed by coursework and examinations. The course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring, quantifying and understanding the physical processes within the geological marine environment. It provides a sound scientific basis on which to decide how best to design and execute marine surveys, be they geophysical, sedimentological or geological, for the required purpose.

Career Destinations

Over the last 8 years, 78% of students have found geo-related employment and 18% have gone on to study for a PhD. Typically, graduates have taken up the following career paths:

  • Onshore or offshore site investigation contract or consultancy companies.
  • Government research agencies, e.g. BGS.
  • Higher Education and Research.


Some funding may be available for eligible applicants. Please contact the School for details.


Dr Dei Huws


01248 382523




1 year full-time


Successful applicants normally hold, or are expected to be awarded, a 2(ii) undergraduate Honours degree in a Natural Science or related subject, preferably with mathematics at A2 level or equivalent. Applicants without a mathematics background will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applicants should express knowledgeable interest in the course on their application form. Non-graduates who are over 25 years in age and have at least two years work experience relevant to the course are also encouraged to apply.

IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).

Choose the right course for you

Taught Courses

A postgraduate taught course (e.g. MA/MSc) provides you with specialist knowledge and advanced grounding in your chosen field, enhancing your employment and career prospects in today’s increasingly competitive job market. You will also conduct a sizeable research project.

Research Degrees

A research degree such as a PhD or MRes will allow you to explore your chosen field under your own terms, under the guidance of an experienced research professional.

Shorter courses

And don’t forget about our shorter taught-only courses. If you want to boost your knowledge and understanding of a specialist area, a PgCert or PgDip may be the best option.

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