48 months
22300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The effect of the ocean on Earth’s climate and on life can only be fully understood by addressing the fundamental biological, physical and chemical processes operating in the environment. 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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The first three years follow BSc (Hons) degree programmes offered in ocean sciences, developing a strong, multidisciplinary foundation of knowledge and skills. Semester One of Year Four is focused on broadening your knowledge of ocean research, strengthening data analysis skills, writing and reviewing research ideas, and discussing current research issues in ocean science.

The training in Semester One will provide you with the skills to conduct a major independent research project in Semester Two, which will be supervised by ocean scientists from the University and/or the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. This high-level training will prepare you with the critical thinking, communication and writing skills you will need to work in a research environment, as well as an awareness of the future challenges in ocean sciences.

The Ocean Sciences (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

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
  • OceanWise Marine Data Acquisition and Management
  • VerdErg Connectors Limited.

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 
  • Environmental Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: AAB (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: Not accepted. Applicants should apply for F700
  • International Baccalaureate: 35 points including grade 5 at Higher Level in two science subject (see subject specific requirements), no score below 4.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, 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 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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