Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), this course combines the study of oceanography with geology and earth science. It introduces the earth-ocean system and investigates the role of earth and ocean science in managing contemporary environmental problems. Students can choose between a broad-based programme or specialise in areas such as marine biology, coastal engineering, pollution control and geochemistry. The course focuses on employability, transferable skills and applied learning. Field trips to destinations such as France and Cyprus help students develop their field skills, while the paid placement year allows them to build experience and a network of professional contacts.