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Marine & Ocean


Ready to jump straight into the first year of your Oceanography, Ocean Exploration or Ocean Science degree?

We’re here to help you settle into your new home. You will benefit from extra support with study skills, and you will learn how to adapt to the UK educational system.

You will learn how to collect and analyse data from the marine environment. The next step is to evaluate this data to better understand the complex ecosystems in our oceans.

University of Plymouth students has been Top 5 globally for Marine Teaching and Research. * Living in a coastal city, you will have the unique opportunity to gain practical skills with our fully equipped fleet of boats, a £4.65 million Marine Station used as a base for fieldwork afloat, and industry standard oceanographic and surveying equipment.

Teaching will take place at the college during your first year, and at the university during your second year.

 *Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022


  • Two semesters


  • September


  • £16,250

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Degrees Available

*Full programme specifications can be found under the ‘Course Details’ section for each University of Plymouth webpage.

Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September

University Modules

  • Introduction to Ocean Science
  • Physical and Chemical Processes of the Ocean
  • Measuring the Marine Environment
  • Mapping the Marine Environment
  • Exploration and Geomorphology of the Oceans
  • Introduction to Biodiversity and Marine Ecosystems

UPIC Module

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)


  • Environmental Planning
  • Marine Engineer
  • Maritime Consultant
  • Researcher

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Why we chose UPIC

Hear from our students about what helped them choose Plymouth, and what is so special about their experiences as a student at UPIC.

We picked UPIC!

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