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Marine Geography (BSc)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost UK and EU £9,000; Students from outside the EU£21,950 per year

The ocean is arguably the last major frontier on Earth for exploration and discovery, with marine geographers instrumental in solving physical, hydrographical and managerial issues relating to the ocean and its coastlines.

The world’s oceans and coasts are full of amazing habitats and wildlife and they sustain many important and growing industries including shipping, tourism and renewable energy. As a marine geographer, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to keep our oceans healthy and support traditional and emerging marine industries to be sustainable. 

On our Marine Geography course, you will study a unique mix of physical and environmental geography. You will explore the science behind the relationship between society and the sea, and investigate global challenges like ocean acidification and rising sea levels.

South Wales has a rich and diverse marine environment including estuaries with large tidal ranges, islands thriving with wildlife, offshore renewable energy and the largest oil port in the UK in Milford Haven. You will develop your field and boat work skills on regular trips to the Bristol Channel, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the Gower, as well as on overseas trips to locations such as Malta, Jersey and Greece. You will get involved in activities like offshore surveying, water quality monitoring, ecological mapping and beach profiling.

Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Practical/Field work

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography
Coastal and marine tourism