Climate Science BSc (Hons)

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Ocean Sciences

School of Environmental Sciences

The University of Liverpool has the UK’s longest-established degree programme in ocean sciences, celebrating our centenary in 2019. With the National Oceanography Centre on campus, Liverpool is an ideal place to study ocean sciences. You will be taught in a highly supportive environment by world-leading scientists who are passionate about their subject. You will learn new experimental and data analysis skills in state-of-the-art laboratories and during field work at sea. Our degrees are accredited by the Institute for Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. We will train you to become a scientist who can play a leading role in tackling some of the greatest challenges facing the world now and in the future.

The University of Liverpool was the first university in the UK to open a Department of Oceanography. We have an excellent reputation for both teaching and research, and provide a diverse range of degree programmes in a stimulating and supportive environment. Training in analytical techniques to study the marine environment is provided in the new Central Teaching Laboratories using state-of-the-art analytical equipment.

Which degree

Ocean Sciences is the study of how the ocean affects climate, the cycling of chemical elements and how life is sustained on our planet. Ocean Sciences involves the full range of scientific disciplines, and draws directly on subjects including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography. We offer degree pathways in Oceanography or Oceangraphy with Marine Biology, with Physics, with Chemistry or with Mathematics and Oceanography and we are the only UK university to offer such diverse programmes with the pure sciences; Mathematics and Physics. As well as offering three-year BSc (Hons) programmes, we also offer a four-year programme in Ocean Sciences(MOSci) designed to provide high-level skills and training to become a research scientist. Students on the three-year programme can transfer to the four-year programme provided they achieve the grades necessary, as determined by the University. All Ocean Sciences degree programmes involve fieldwork at sea and are offered in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (based on the University campus in, Liverpool), which has particular expertise in sea level and shelf sea science.

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Will Johnston

Will Johnston

Oceans, Climate and Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

It inspires you to have lecturers who are world class researchers.  You learn how to do science rather than what it is. Also, the National Oceanography Centre has a base in Liverpool, so this is a very researched-based programme. The lecturers are very approachable and the Central Teaching Laboratories are a really useful resource.

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