36 months
22300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Ocean Sciences (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool route takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing an understanding of the ocean and climate system.

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On the Ocean Sciences (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool you will acquire a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the ocean environment from a physical, chemical and biological perspective. The oceanography route is suitable if you don’t have a strong background in mathematics, physics or chemistry as remedial courses are provided.

Across this degree programme, you will gain an understanding of how the climate is changing, how the atmosphere and oceans transport heat in the climate system, how nutrients and carbon are cycled over the globe, how plankton growth and fisheries are sustained, the effects of ocean acidification, and how life operates in the dynamic ocean environment.

This degree programme has an important focus on practical aspects of marine science and will provide grounding in hands-on quantitative studies of biological, chemical and physical marine science. There will be the opportunity to participate in field/project work throughout the course of your studies, as well as a full sea practical during Year Three. You will undertake a major research project in your final year.

Career prospects

There has never been a better time to study Ocean Sciences: to understand how the oceans are warming, where sea level is rising, how the oceans are taking up carbon from the atmosphere, and how these changes are affecting plankton and marine life. Our degree programmes are designed to provide you with the skills to tackle these global environmental challenges. The vast majority of our recent graduates gain employment within a degree-related field or continue further within education and research after graduation.

Recent employers

  • Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting Ltd
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • British Oceanographic Data Centre
  • Environment Agency
  • Lloyds (property insurance)
  • Meteorological Office

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate, Atmosphere and Oceans 
  • Marine Ecosystems: Diversity, Processes and Threats
  • Essential Mathematical Skills 
  • Study Skills (ocean Sciences) 
  • Theory and Laboratory Experiments in Earth Surface Processes 
  • Ecology and Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
  • Subject requirements: Including two sciences. Acceptable sciences: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Applied Science, Environmental Science, Psychology.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in relevant diploma
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points, including grade 5 at Higher Level in two science subjects (see subject specific requirements), no score below 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in two sciences

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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