Research course

Technology in the Marine Environment

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in subjects related to marine technology, engineering, science, maths or environmental studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MRes breaks down into approximately:

  • 40% taught modules
  • 60% research in collaboration with an industrial partner.

Your research project will be in one of the areas addressed by the marine technology research groups:

  • Marine Hydrodynamics and Structures
  • Marine Design, Production and Operations
  • Sustainable Maritime Engineering
  • New Energy Infrastructure.

Find out more about our marine technology research

You may receive formal instruction through taught modules in important areas. This is dependent on your previous academic training and the requirements of the project

We host an annual Postgraduate Research Conference. This provides you with an opportunity to share:

  • research experience
  • practise vital presentation skills.

Our research students have been very successful at finding employment. This is usually across a wide range of sectors. Professional institutes hold Newcastle research degrees in high regard when assessing work applications.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

An MRes is a postgraduate qualification of an equivalent standard to an MSc. The MRes enables you to experience a variety of research areas predominantly in academia, but also in industry, and is also an excellent preparation for students wishing to progress onto a PhD.

Course contact details

James Armston
+44 (0) 191 208 5531