Engineering and Science in the Marine Environment Integrated PhD

Minimum 48 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320
International: full time £14,890

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme is designed to enable you to develop your own interest in a specific marine-related area of study, and gain detailed knowledge and experience of research methods and management. You also have the opportunity to widen your knowledge in areas that are of relevance to an academic or professional career.


You take taught modules (including research methods) and undertake a research project. The research project comprises an original piece of work combining both experiment and theory. Your thesis should explore, in detail, some element of engineering or science as applied in the marine environment. Wherever appropriate, you will be encouraged to take advantage of our strong links with the marine industry to carry out your research project in an industrial context.

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant engineering or science discipline. We also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:

Postgraduate Secretary
School of Marine Science and Technology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6661

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Marine Technology.