Postgraduate Study

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Postgraduate Working

Taught courses

We offer a number of taught courses in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

Renewable Energy: This School manages the Faculty’s multi-disciplinary programmes - Reflex for graduates from all engineering disciplines and REEM for non-engineering graduates who want a future career in renewable energy planning and business:

In the field of mechanical engineering, we offer degrees in:

Research programmes

Postgraduate researchers joining our School will normally be allocated to work within one of the major research groups which undertake research activity over a wide range of research topics.

Within the School our current principal research fields are:

bioengineering spider joint researchAs well as seeking graduates in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and engineering mathematics, we welcome applicants with degrees in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and mathematics.

Most research students proceed to the degree of PhD which requires three years full time study or five years part time study. An MPhil degree is available for candidates who cannot commit this length of time. You might be interested in looking at our research pages.

The School was highly placed in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We were placed in the top quartile for world-leading outputs, with 81% of our research rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally-excellent' .

Our School offers postgraduate opportunities in many areas of engineering. We have a strong postgraduate culture with excellent facilities and good contacts with industry. Our multidisciplinary staff expertise allows a multifaceted approach to research and postgraduate study.

SAgE Doctoral Training Awards

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering is now accepting applications from outstanding UK/EU and International students to join the second cohort of our Faculty Doctoral Training Scheme. The Faculty has 25 Doctoral Training Awards to the value of £500,000. Each award is:

  • Set at the fixed sum of £20,000 per year towards tuition fees and living costs
  • Available for a maximum of four years (£80,000)
Further information and details of how to apply can be found on the Doctoral Training Awards web page.

Postgraduate Open Days and Study Fairs

If you’re working or studying in the UK and considering postgraduate study, Newcastle University’s Postgraduate Open Day and Study Fairs are a great way to find out more.

English tuition for international students

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and who do not meet the required language entry standard should contact the University's language centre, INTO, for details of English language courses. The School may contribute towards the cost of your tuition - see free English tuition for more details.

Further information