Research course

Technology in the Marine Environment

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

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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 Technology in the Marine Environment MRes provides research training, supervision and collaboration to international standards in the topics covered by the marine technology research groups.
The MRes breaks down into approximately 40% taught modules and 60% research in collaboration with an industrial partner.
Your research project will normally 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
Depending on your previous academic training and the requirements of the project, you may receive formal instruction through taught modules in important areas.
The substantial marine technology research community, including 50 research students, 140 MSc students, six-10 post-doctoral students, six technicians and 16 full-time academic staff, provides you with opportunities to progress your career, whether in industry or academia.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 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
  • Further details of 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