PhD / MPhil Marine Science

Liverpool always had a close connection to marine sciences, from the young Jeremiah Horrocks (aged 22) who studied the influence of the moon on tides back in 1640, to William Hutchinson who recorded sea level twice a day for 30 years. It was no surprise that the fist Oceanographic department in the UK was open in Liverpool in 1919. This connection is still strong nowadays with the Ocean Science department having recently celebrated its Centenary and the University campus benefiting from the presence of the National Oceanographic Centre, a world renown research institute.

Our academic staff are internationally recognised with expertise in physics, chemistry and/or biology. We offer research topics that are often cross boundaries, aiming to answer fundamental questions about the functioning of the ocean, now and in the future. To find out more about individual research topics, please visit our Postgraduate Research page here.

By taking on a research project with us, you will integrate research groups that will train you to become an independent researcher while developing a range of transferable skills that will serve you in your future position(s), whatever they are. We aim to provide an emulative and exciting research environment to all PhD students to help them succeed in their research, during their PhD and beyond. We will strongly encourage you to communicate and publish your research to the wider community.

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£27,800 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time