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Marine Geography (MSci)

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost UK and EU £9,000; Students from outside the EU£21,950 per year

This four year marine geography degree covers a broad range of marine and coast-related subjects and includes an independent research project.

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. 

This course covers 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 such as rising sea levels. You will study the physical, hydrographical and managerial issues relating to the ocean, with a focus on developing the advanced research skills needed for a career in academic research and consultancy. Our Master's degree involves a fourth year of study where you work on an exciting research project with an academic from the School and their research staff. 

We make the most of our location and take regular trips to the Bristol Channel, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the Gower, as well as overseas trips to places 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
Research Project

ISCED Categories

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