BSc (Hons) Ocean Science
Are you motivated by a desire to understand the physical processes acting throughout the world’s oceans that underpin the development of effective management and conservation strategies? If so, this course prepares you for a career in applied oceanography, coastal zone management or scientific research. You’ll develop the practical skills needed to collect and analyse data from the marine environment alongside an advanced understanding of ocean dynamics and processes.
You'll learn how ocean currents are pivotal to the Earth’s changing climate, the shaping of the seabed, and the evolution of threatened ecosystems for which conservation strategies are being developed. You will participate in practical activities during field work in Plymouth Sound, and further afield during the residential field week. You’ll benefit from access to a range of high specification oceanographic instrumentation that you will be trained to independently prepare, deploy and recover.