School of Marine Science and Technology



More than 300 students from 40+ countries register each year for our accredited degrees.

Armstrong Building and The Forum.

Our school has an international reputation for teaching, engagement and research in marine science and technology addressing global challenges related to climate and human impacts on shelf seas and oceans.

Our teaching

Our teaching is informed by research that is both internationally recognised and industrially relevant. Students also have access to our range of specialised facilities.

Marine Science focuses on the role of the oceans in global change and the consequences for sustainable use of the seas, the conservation of sea life and marine management. This is all underpinned by the development of platforms and sensors to collect a wide variety of marine data.  

Marine Technology identifies sustainable solutions for maritime and inland waterways transport, marine renewable energy and offshore oil and gas. We also study the structural integrity of vessels and offshore structures under collision and their interaction with the marine environment.

Our exciting and vibrant learning and recreational environment includes the Student common room. This is where the Wet Soc committee can often be found planning events from visiting shipyards or fish farms to the annual ball.

Our research

We have a friendly and flourishing research culture, offering postgraduate courses across a wide range of research activity.

As a postgraduate student, whether taught or research based, you will be associated with a specific group, enjoying close contact with staff and fellow students.

Careers and employability

Our graduates enjoy high rates of employability. Each November, the school organises a Careers Fair exclusively for our students, attended by many local and worldwide employers. Companies include:

  • Bel Valves
  • BP International
  • Det Norske VeritasHoulder
  • Lloyd's Register
  • MMO (Marine Management Organisation)
  • Natural England
  • Shell

Athena SWAN

We have recently been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for committing to provide a fair working environment for all.‌

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