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Ocean Sciences, PhD, MPhil

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
Supervision is available for research across all discipline areas in the School of Ocean Sciences. The Ocean Sciences (PhD/MPhil) is offered at Bangor University. The Ocean Sciences programme is offered at Bangor University.
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Overview

The Ocean Sciences (PhD/MPhil) is offered at Bangor University.

Research Areas

Ocean Sciences with specialisations in the following (please click on the links for more information about these Research Groups):

  • Shelf Sea and Coastal Processes

  • Biogeochemistry and Palaeoceanography

  • Marine Ecosystems: Conservation and Resource Management

Qualification

PhD/MPhil.

Duration

PhD: 3 years full-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time

The Ocean Sciences programme is offered at Bangor University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 2 years full-time;

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research degrees

MPhil and PhD are research degrees and are awarded after the examination of a candidate's thesis, produced following a period of research.

While most candidates pursue research degrees on a full-time basis, in certain circumstances it is possible to offer them on a part-time basis. You may register for these degrees at the beginning of any month. The usual period of registration for research degrees is:

  • Full-time: MPhil 2 years / PhD 3 years
  • Part-time: MPhil 3 years / PhD 5 years.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK institution) in natural science is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Country Scholarship

  • Up to £12,000
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PRONABEC Scholarship                                                                               

  • Full fee waiver & monthly stipend  
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Bangor International Scholarships

  • Up to £4,000
  • All countries

Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
  • All countries

China Scholarship Council

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • China

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