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M.Sc Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies Admissions 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Master of Science in Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies


Do you want to study about the nature of the ocean and coastal areas? Do you want to handle any type of sensitive issue related to the ocean and its impact on the coastal areas? Then, M.Sc in Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies course will meet your needs. Know more about this course in detail.

Course Name: M.Sc Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies
Group: M.Sc
Stream: Engineering
Course Category: General
Duration: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing M.Sc Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies course is a pass degree in Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized college or university.
  • To pursue oceanography as a career, Graduation in pure science is essential. The Graduation should be in B.Sc in Zoology / Fishery Science / Agriculture / Botany / Earth Science / Microbiology / Physics / Chemistry / Applied Sciences.
  • In order to do research in marine sciences, Master’s degree in basic science is essential. For almost all fields related to marine sciences, knowledge of mathematics is essential.
  • Marine policy requires background in at least one social science subject, such as economics, law and political science. There are certain exceptions like marine archeology which requires knowledge about archeology or anthropology.
The duration of M.Sc Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies course is about 2 years divided into four semesters.



Colleges offering M.Sc Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies course in India

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M.R. College (Aided and Autonomous)Andhra UniversityAndhra Pradesh

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Course Outlook

It is a postgraduate degree in Oceanography and Coastal Studies. Oceanography is a subject that deals with geographical, biological, physical, chemical and behavioral nature of the ocean. Along with this, a study of coastal areas is also included in the course which makes it a complete package. The researches carried by oceanographers are used by marine industries and by Government. Oceanographers researchers are trying to discover a new supply of foodstuff from the ocean. This course is offered in various colleges with special focus on ocean bodies and marine lives.

Job and Career Prospects

  • There are adventurous and lucrative job options for an M.Sc Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies degree holders.
  • Making a career in Oceanography and Coastal Studies is challenging as well as rewarding.
  • There are many job opportunities for Oceanographers / Geographers / Meteorologists in both private as well as public sectors.
  • Candidates can also choose teaching as an option in various colleges and universities as a lecturer or professor.
  • The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts test time to time for placement in Central Government Agencies like the Central Ground Water Board and the Geographical Survey of India.
  • In foreign countries, the salary of oceanographers is relatively high. The salary varies according to the qualifications and experience of the oceanographer. The responsibilities of an oceanographer vary from place to place.


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