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Oceanography with French (MSci)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Cost £9,250 for UK and EU students which can change throughout the years; £21,580 each year for international students.

Address some of today’s key environmental challenges whilst exploring some of the remotest places on earth. Study marine ecosystems and ocean processes as you develop your knowledge of French with this 4-year integrated Master’s degree. You'll have access to the latest technologies and the opportunity to work in the field on our purpose-built research vessel.

Go from classroom, to lab, to the field, as a member of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe. You'll study 3 years at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) and 1 year at the University of Bordeaux, France.

You’ll study topics such as:

  • ocean currents, globally connecting tropics to poles

  • the physical and chemical controls on life in the oceans

  • coastal change, from beach dynamics to sea level rise

Practical skills, fieldwork and independent research are major parts of this programme. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • use modern instruments and sampling methods abroad the RV Callista

  • do laboratory analysis to explore the makeup of marine environments

  • develop essential computing skills for professional data analysis

  • choose an independent research project from a variety of options

This course will immerse you in the French language and offer you the support, guidance, and expertise of researchers at the forefront of their fields.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to follow a career in areas like:

  • environmental consultancy

  • ocean and climate research

  • coastal engineering and management

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Language training
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Ocean Literacy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Scientific modelling