Research course

Marine Sciences

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

The MPhil and PhD programmes provide research training, supervision and collaboration to international standards. You can choose a wide range of topics within our marine science research groups.

Your research project will be in one of the areas covered by the marine science research groups:

Marine Resources and Renewable Energy (MRRE):

  • antifouling and ballast water treatment
  • bacterial bioactive products
  • bioenergy

Ecology

Modelling, Evidence and Policy

Depending on your previous academic training and the requirements of the project, you receive formal instruction through taught modules in important areas such as laboratory safety and sea survival.

You'll be part of our research community which includes 30 research students, 10-20 MSc students, six to 10 post-doctoral scientists, six technicians and 13 full-time academic staff. This provides you with abundant opportunities to progress your scientific career in any sector. Our research students have been successful at finding work across industry, academia, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

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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

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    We provide a very supportive environment with excellent supervisory systems and training offered in project-specific and transferable skills, and this is borne out by our very high research degree completion rates. A number of different routes to a research degree qualification are offered including full-time and part-time supervised research programmes.

Course contact details

Name
Susan Davies, Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator
Email
snes.pgr.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0) 191 208 8912