Limnology and Oceanography


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

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  3. Describe the importance of productive processes and the inter-relationships between plants and animals.

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

  5. Identify the risks and hazards associated with field sampling in aquatic environments.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%