Ocean and Geophysics BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Ocean and Geophysics BSc (Hons)

This degree focuses on the role of the oceans in the Earth system and their influence on climate; past, present and future. The first two years aim at developing a general understanding of the Earth system and the role of the oceans within that system. There is particular focus on the roles of the shallow seas, which surround the continents, and on interactions between ice and the oceans. In the third year you will then specialise with modules including computer modelling of the ocean and a geophysical residential field work. This course therefore places a particular emphasis on gai...

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3 Years

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

Including a grade B in Maths or Physics and usually in 1 other science subject  (Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Geography, Economics, Psychology). General Studies and Key Skills not accepted.

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Scottish Higher

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

Access to HE Diploma

Access to HE in the Sciences. Pass required. (Other subjects considered on a case by case basis.)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Including H5 in Maths or Physics and a H5 another science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)



In Applied Science. Similar subject areas considered on a case by case basis.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma



In Applied Science. Other subject areas considered on a case-by-case basis.

Extended Project

Points can include a relevant Extended Project (EPQ) but must include a minimum 2 full A-levels, or equivalent. Please contact us for more information.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

T Level

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,000

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