48 months
24100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This Ocean Sciences (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the ocean environment. With fieldwork opportunities embedded in each year of the course and our strong links to the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool is an excellent place to study Ocean Sciences.

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This Ocean Sciences (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool is based on the same multidisciplinary approach as the three-year (F700) programme. In year four we go on to provide you with higher-level skills and knowledge required to work in a research or commercial environment and address the biggest challenges in ocean science. There is a strong emphasis on numerical skills, hands-on laboratory and fieldwork, and independent study.

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.

Career prospects

With the environmental challenges facing the planet, there has never been a better time to study programmes in the ocean sciences: to understand the drivers of climate change,  how the oceans are responding to our warming climate, why and where sea level is rising, and how these changes are affecting ecosystems on land and in the ocean. Our degree programmes are designed to provide you with the skills to tackle these global environmental challenges.

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

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480 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

    24100 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24100 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
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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