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University of Southampton: Ocean and Earth Science

Institution University of Southampton View institution profile
Department Ocean and Earth Science
Study type Research


Postgraduate study at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton is an inspiring and rewarding experience, with a Graduate School that supports all PhD students throughout their time with us. Working closely with a supervisory team, you will undertake in depth research into your chosen area of Ocean and Earth science. Key areas of doctoral research include Benthic Processes, Biogeochemical Cycles, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change, Coastal, Shelf and Estuarine Studies, Hydrothermal processes and Mineralisation, Ocean Circulation and Mixing, Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimatology, Pollution and Global Sustainability, and Tectonics and Crustal processes.

PhD with Integrated Study


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Study your postgraduate degree at the University of Southampton, a Russell Group university ranked in the top 15 in the UK* and 77th among global universities**. 

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