Our oceans account for over 70 per cent of the Earth's surface: they are as fascinating as they are important, yet they are increasingly vulnerable and we still have so much to learn about them. How does oxygen get to the bottom of the oceans? What makes a great surf beach? How can we protect our marine ecosystems for future generations? Explore these questions and many more when you study marine sciences at Plymouth.
We provide a ‘hands on’ education to aspiring marine scientists whether their interests lie in exploring the deep ocean for minerals, identifying the right areas for protection of vulnerable species or modelling how coastal areas might be affected by waves and surf. During our BSc and MSc programmes, we incorporate practical training wherever appropriate including boat-based data gathering, computer based data management and modelling, and practical field or lab work and developing management plans for vulnerable species. Find out more and speak to our staff and students at one of our open days.