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    hi!

    i'm currently in 3rd yr college in geology and i want to take a grad study. where do you think is it better to have a postgrad degree in oceanography? in US or in UK?
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    (Original post by gel)
    hi!

    i'm currently in 3rd yr college in geology and i want to take a grad study. where do you think is it better to have a postgrad degree in oceanography? in US or in UK?
    Southhampton is the national oceanography institute for the Uk hence offer a variety of postgrad taught and research projects.

    Would you consider a research or taught degree? Also bear in mind fees for all postgrad. Funding is more likely in the UK if your a Uk resident.

    There are famous e.g. The Scripps Institute of oceanography "department" in the USA which will have there specialisms.

    Ultimatly it depends on your carreer or research ambitions . Check out the webpages and how you may secure funding. Regarding the US get in contact of the department of intrest quickly and ask what they require and the costs involved

    Btw where are you a geology student?
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    i'm from university of the philippines. There's no specialization in oceanography here that's why i want to go abroad.

    what about univ of plymouth?
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    Plymouth is a well respected Geology university and has lower entry standards than some. Southampton is a good choice due to its status but Plymouth also has an oceanographic base.

    Ultimatly if you plan to work abroad check what you will get out of the course in the UK. It may be that they are very UK or EU specific. Best advise is to email the university outling you and your grades and how funding may work.
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    Ah i see. Oh, I already checked Scripps institution of oceanography. Seems like it's very good in that program.

    Btw, what is the difference between the research and taught program?
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    The scrrips is by the far prestigous university to Oceanography in my opinion but it will be extremly hard to get into but always worth trying.

    A Taught Msc is kind of a condensed degree. It is a whole 12 months, 6 months are taught with alot of lectures exams and coursework. The last 6 months are a research project however its lenght can vary.

    A research msc will involve a pure research intoa specific topic usually in conjuction with a supervisior or a spin off of a phd already in progress. These are more suitable if you have an idea of what you want to do specifically but direct contact is needed with any supervisior to get them going.
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    (Original post by gel)
    Ah i see. Oh, I already checked Scripps institution of oceanography. Seems like it's very good in that program.

    Btw, what is the difference between the research and taught program?

    southampton is very good for oceanography, and if youre mre inclined that way the courses offered can involve a fair bit of geology as well to tie it in together.
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    The scrrips is by the far prestigous university to Oceanography in my opinion but it will be extremly hard to get into but always worth trying.

    A Taught Msc is kind of a condensed degree. It is a whole 12 months, 6 months are taught with alot of lectures exams and coursework. The last 6 months are a research project however its lenght can vary.

    A research msc will involve a pure research intoa specific topic usually in conjuction with a supervisior or a spin off of a phd already in progress. These are more suitable if you have an idea of what you want to do specifically but direct contact is needed with any supervisior to get them going.
    So that's it. You mean Scripps requirements or standards for the applicants are tough to attain?
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    (Original post by alex p)
    southampton is very good for oceanography, and if youre mre inclined that way the courses offered can involve a fair bit of geology as well to tie it in together.
    Really? hey, grading system here is different from the others. I mean, for example in other univs, it's A*, here grades are presented in 1.00-5.00. I'm a bit confused with the equivalent of the letters.
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    (Original post by gel)
    Really? hey, grading system here is different from the others. I mean, for example in other univs, it's A*, here grades are presented in 1.00-5.00. I'm a bit confused with the equivalent of the letters.
    I would imagine the Scripps is by far the hardest to get in. You will have to contact the university directly via email to find out what you score is in relation to either the UK or US grading systems
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    Thanks for the info. Just knew Scripps from you.
 
 
 
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