MSc Hydrography

Date01 September 2017-30 September 2018
VenueUniversity of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is situated in the south west of England, next to Plymouth Sound and on the Devon coastline. The natural harbour of Plymouth Sound and its major river, the Tamar, are the places for practicals afloat and opportunities to apply hydrography and marine geoscience. To the north, Dartmoor National Park provides a complete break from the bustle of the modern city, offering wild walks, climbing and seclusion.

The University has around 30,000 students, either on the Plymouth campus or across the region. There is a strong national and international research profile and significant funds to support research are attained annually. There is a large number of PhD and postgraduate students. Recent years have seen an investment of more than £110 million in state-of-the-art facilities, from the library to lecture theatres, laboratories and the Student Union building.

Each of the University's survey courses is strongly vocational with field activities on its research vessel Falcon Spirit.  She is equipped with the University's own survey instrumentation and also with loans from industry. The experience from the Plymouth survey courses is of strong employment in applied work based on the degree studied.

Variety, travel, scientific endeavour, marine experiences and being paid to do it!  Who could want better? 

The MSc Hydrography course aims to provide postgraduates with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of Marine Science and its relevance to the research and development needs of industry and the professions.

As with the BSc Ocean Exploration, the employment focus is within the hydrocarbon industry which continues to provide international work opportunities.  This will develop into the growing offshore renewables sector as well as providing the resources to underpin marine archaeology.

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