Research course

Maritime Engineering

University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Maritime Civil Engineering in Liverpool is home to world-class researchers in the fields of coastal protection, disaster prevention and marine renewable energy.

Our areas of interest are generally associated with four research tracks: basic understanding of coastal processes and its application in coastal management under changing climate, advanced mathematical modelling in modern hydraulics, complex investigation in impacts of marine renewable energy devices and invocative application of soil mechanics in environmental protection and renewable energy.

Research in the maritime group has been strong in computer modelling of morphodynamics associated with natural estuarine and coastal processes, such as the evolution of tidal inlets and offshore sandbanks, as well as the effects of sea defence structures, (breakwaters, reefs, groynes & sea wall revetments), together with empirical/semi-empirical prediction of wave loads and structural integrity. In recent years, detailed study of flow and seabed interactions through CFD modelling work were also carried out at a nationally leading research level. The rapid development in marine renewable energy research within the group expands the existing research into a new regime, e.g. the environmental impacts from tidal energy structures/barrages and optimising design of these structures.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,195 Part-time: £2,098 (2017)
International students
Full-time: £18,900, Part-time: £9,450 (2017)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
36 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927