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Geological Oceanography

Bangor University

48 months
17000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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Like its BSc counterpart, this four year Geological Oceanography Degree (MOcean) at Bangor University focuses on the study of marine sediments within an Earth system science context. Geological Oceanographers are required to tackle issues such as offshore site investigation related to renewable energy infrastructure and oil and gas exploration, climate and sea-level change, and coastal erosion. 


It differs from the BSc course in that it places emphasis on gaining skills and knowledge of direct relevance to the offshore survey and hydrocarbon industry.

These are challenging and buoyant areas of development; there is currently a deficit of suitably qualified people for these roles.

 Upon graduation, you will not only have a deep understanding of the ‘earth system’, but you will also have a broad range of practical skills in sedimentology, geophysics and Geotechnics. Data integration capabilities across these disciplines are in short supply within the offshore industry, but it is widely recognized by employers as being of great value. 

Why choose Bangor University for this Geological Oceanography course?

  • Our School is one of the largest university centres teaching marine sciences in Britain and is one of the  biggest in Europe.
  • The geologists on our staff have expertise in the relevant subject areas and we have strong links with the offshore and hydrocarbon industry.
  • We are unique in the UK in offering the sedimentology / geophysics / geotechnics combination of subject areas – and the School of Ocean Sciences is very well recognized amongst practicing professionals as providing high quality employees to the offshore sector.

Careers and Employability

The course is ideal preparation for careers in research, oil and gas exploration and the offshore industry, environmental impact  assessment. the water supply  industry, coastal zone management, government advisory bodies and the  scientific media.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Science Skills Tutorial
  • Environmental data & analysis
  • Earth Systems and Processes
  • Fundamentals of Oceanography
  • Science Skills Tutorial
  • Environmental data & analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Those received between 26 January and 30 June will continue to be forwarded to universities by UCAS where places are still available.


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels (including grades BC in 2 science subjects -Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Economics, Psychology, Environmental Science or Geography; excluding General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in 2 science subjects)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Applied Science: MMP - DDM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma in Environmental Conservation or Countryside & Environmental: MMP - DDM
  • Access to HE Scienc
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 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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