MSc in Physical Oceanography

General information

Physical oceanography is based on theory and methods from classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Methods include observations in the sea using instruments based on latest technology, advanced methods to analyze observational data and simulation using mathematical models.

OCM100 and OCM210 Physical oceanography I + II (15 + 15 credits): These courses give the theoretical foundation for studying the physics of the ocean, including currents, waves and effects of rotation and stratification.
OC6310 Ocean models (15 credits): The course introduces numerical modelling of turbulence, heat and salt balances, sea ice, lakes, coastal seas and coupled basins.
OC4920 Observing the Ocean from Micro to Macro Scale (15 credits): The course will provide an understanding of the ocean processes that impact its motion (e.g. circulation and property exchange) and the scales that they occur.
Master thesis (30, 45 or 60 credits): Several active researchers may act as supervisors. Thesis work may also be supervised by external researchers at industry or public institutions.

In addition to the courses above you are expected to add electable courses up to a total of 120 hec. MAR440 Marine project (15 credits) is recommended.

Contact Person: study advisor (servicecenter@gu.se)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0532 - Marine Geology", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography

Venue

Venue: University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

Department of Marine Sciences

Application

Open from
15 Mar 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

Cost:

APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:

  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 238 000 SEK
  • First payment 59 500 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Application and tuition fees does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

International students outside EU/EAA that doesn't hold a residence permit in Sweden needs to pay tuition fees in Sweden. Exchange students and EU/EEA residents are exempt from paying fees.

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Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
Bachelor's degree in oceanography or meteorology or physics or mathematics (or the corresponding knowledge) from an accredited (internationally recognized) university.

Language Requirements
Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.


Application Procedure:

APPLICATION CODE: GU-61998

FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION AND TUITION FEES: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
hec (or ECTS)
Value: 
120
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