Limnology and Oceanography


This module studies the physical, geological, and biological processes important to the functioning of aquatic ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography focuses on inland freshwater ecosystems (limnology) and marine ecosystems (oceanography). Improved understanding of these systems is critical to maintaining and enhancing the health of aquatic systems. Limnology and Oceanography offers a challenging study programme for those interested in the aquatic sciences and provides foundation for exciting careers in many areas of aquatic science.

Sustainable development topics referenced within the module include: Climate Action; Clean Water and Sanitation; Life Below Water; and Life On Land.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe the major processes that define the earth's biosphere

  2. Evaluate the important physical, geological and chemical environmental variables which sustain aquatic life

  3. Describe the importance of productive processes and the inter-relationships between biota and their aquatic environments

  4. Select and apply analyses and methods appropriate to the scientific study of aquatic environments

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%