Professor John Turner smiling at the camera on the shore of the Menai Strait
Professor John Turner
Credit:David Roberts, Bangor University

Welcome by John Turner, Head of School About the School

Welcome to the School of Ocean Sciences, one of the largest university Marine Science departments in Europe.

We are a multidisciplinary marine science department located on the shores of the Menai Strait, North Wales, UK.

Our courses


Our academics and students are involved in research projects around the world. Their discoveries are helping shape government policies and changing the very way we think about the most important topics of the day.

Centre for Applied Marine Sciences

The Centre for Applied Marine Sciences (CAMS) works to increase the impact of marine research by linking academic research to real-world applications. 

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A student working in the lab


From inshore and seagoing research vessels to state-of-the-art laboratories, systems and software, the Sc hool of Ocean Sciences has all the support facilities needed for teaching and research.  

boat on the Menai Straits
Prince Madog yn dod i mewn i'r doc ym Mhorthaethwy

Research Vessel Prince Madog

Used by Bangor University and other UK universities, our research vessel allows up to 10 scientists and 20 students at a time to study the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of our seas. 


School of Ocean Sciences Alumni Association (SOSA)

Scholarships and bursaries

Jobs and opportunities

School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge LL59 5AB

How to find us

School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge LL59 5AB

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