Research course

Maritime Technology and Environment Research Degrees

Southampton Solent University · Maritime, Technology and Environment Research and Innovation Hub

Entry requirements

After gaining initial information, advice and guidance from our website, prospective postgraduate applicants are invited to make contact with the relevant hub's postgraduate research coordinator to discuss their proposed application in more detail. Students are only admitted if they are suitably qualified and their proposed programme of study can be supported by the hub. This means we can ensure there is a suitably qualified and experienced supervisory team, and that you'll have access to specialist facilities and information resources, as appropriate. The ethical implications of the proposed study are also considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The maritime, technology and environment research and innovation hub responds to Solent's strengths in acoustics, maritime, built environment and computing research - conducting studies that can make a real impact on industry thought leadership. A unifying theme across all these areas has been sustainability, leading to productive cross-discipline dialogue and collaborative working.

The hub provides a forum to support the development of postgraduate and undergraduate research. A recent example of this is Dr Jing Lu's work to enable undergraduate final-year computing/ICT students to become active contributors to a live research project.

Department specialisms

Acoustics, environmental acoustics and valuation,building acoustics and medical acoustics, Adaptive optimisation methods, Additive manufacturing, Advanced manufacturing techniques, and materials like composites, Audio engineering, Autonomous vessel operations, Biodiversity and ecosystem services, Built environment, CAD/CAM/CAE, China’s Rise as a maritime power in the 21st Century, Computing, Concurrent engineering/DFX, Data mining, modelling and management, Electronic communication systems, Fatigue risk management, Interactive training systems, Knowledge based CAD systems, Manufacturing automation, Marine autonomous systems, environmental policy and management, human factors, human resource management, and operations, Maritime governance and policy, Naval architecture, Rapid manufacturing, and rapid prototyping, Seafarers labour market, work, employment.

Information for international students

If you're an international student you're required to provide proof of your right to study in the UK. Our specialist international support team in the Student Hub is dedicated to supporting international students and can provide advice and support on student visas and Tier 4 student visa applications.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please contact the university
International students
Please contact the university

Our graduate studies team can provide advice and support if you're considering or preparing an application on non-academic matters such as student finance or tuition fees. They can also provide advice on the admissions process and timescales, and assist you with registering with the University once your application has been successful.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

PGR Support Officer
023 8201 3577