Physical Oceanography MSci

Course Overview - Physical Oceanography MSci

This degree focuses on the study of the physics of the ocean and the processes which link it to the atmosphere and the cryosphere. You’ll focus on the roles of the shallow seas, which surround the continents, and on interactions between ice and the oceans. Field work and practical sessions are a key element of this degree. This course places a particular emphasis on gaining skills and knowledge that will be  directly relevant to industry in relation to issues such as future climate change, sea level rise, marine pollution and exploitation of marine energy. The fourth year of this de...

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4 Years

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG

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Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

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

Access to HE Diploma

Access to HE Science. Pass required. (Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Pass required, to include H6 in Maths or Physics and another science subject.

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



In Applied Science. (Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in English, Maths and Double Award Science, if not demonstrated by the Level 3 qualification/s.

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.

A level

Including grades A or B in Maths or Physics and usually in one other science subject (Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Geography, Economics, Psychology); General Studies and Key Skills not accepted.

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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