About This Course
Supervision is available for research across all discipline areas in the School of Ocean Sciences.
Ocean Sciences with specialisations in the following:
- Shelf Sea and Coastal Processes
- Biogeochemistry and Palaeoceanography
- Marine Ecosystems: Conservation and Resource Management
Facilities include the research vessel (Prince Madog), aquaculture facilities and a full range of modern analytical equipment needed to study the biology, physics, geology and chemistry of oceans and seas.
MPhil and PhD are research degrees and are awarded after the examination of a candidate's thesis, produced following a period of research.
While most candidates pursue research degrees on a full-time basis, in certain circumstances it is possible to offer them on a part-time basis. You may register for these degrees at the beginning of any month. The usual period of registration for research degrees is:
- Full-time: MPhil 2 years / PhD 3 years
- Part-time: MPhil 3 years / PhD 5 years
It is possible for you to complete the MPhil after studying for only one year full-time or two years part-time. If you are a PhD candidate with a relevant Master's degree or at least two years' relevant experience, your period of registration could possibly be of only two years' duration full-time or three years part-time. This arrangement would have to be agreed by your Head of Department and Supervisor before your research is started. We expect PhD students to produce and submit a thesis for examination within four years of starting a three-year programme.
An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK institution) in natural science is required.