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Bangor University: Physical Oceanography

Institution Bangor University View institution profile
Department School of Ocean Sciences
Telephone 01248 382293
Study type Taught


This course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring and interpreting the structure and dynamics of the ocean. It provides an application of basic and advanced theory, observational methodology and data analysis techniques to problems of the marine physical environment, especially in the coastal and estuarine situation.

Course Objectives - Provide a thorough training in the theory and application of physical oceanography.

  • Familiarize the student with modern oceanographic instrumentation and observational techniques.

  • Introduce state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics, data analysis and fundamental modelling methods.

  • Provide the student with the practical experience and physical understanding necessary to address significant problems in the coastal ocean environment.


Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Bangor University

Between the mountains and the sea in North Wales, Bangor University’s campus is surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape. Bangor offers the highest quality teaching in a supportive learning environment with courses across the arts, humanities and sciences. Most postgraduate taught courses are offered on a full-time and part-time basis, allowing you to fit your studies around your life. In addition, the selection of distance learning courses, as well as ‘blended’ courses that combine remote and face-to-face study opportunities allow for further personalisation.

Bangor University provides strong support for research activities, and there are several subject related specialist resources …

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