MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320 - £10,950 part time £2,160 - £5,475
International: full time £14,180 - £20,810 part time fees
Fees vary according to the exact nature of the research project
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
MPhil and PhD supervision is typically available in the following areas:
Offshore and pipeline engineering
Hydrodynamics of fixed and floating offshore platforms; mooring design and analysis; reliability-based strength analysis of fixed and floating offshore platforms; residual strength of damaged ships and offshore structures; pipeline design; pipeline integrity and integrity management; decommissioning; strength, fatigue and fracture analysis; corrosion and defect assessments; dent strain modelling (Professor M Downie, Professor R Dow, Professor L Tao, Dr J Race, Professor E Mesbahi, Dr H Chan, Dr Y Pu).
Technology for the marine environment
Environmental impact of marine design and operations; ballast water treatment techniques; biofouling and environmentally friendly coatings; engine emissions; wash effects; artificial reefs; environmental sustainability assessment; sustainable shipping (Professor R Birmingham, Professor M Downie, Professor E Mesbahi, Professor G Burgess, Professor M Atlar, Professor A Clare, Professor M Bentley).
Optimal marine design; multiple objective decision support; scheduling in marine construction; safety and security; reliability; dependability; marine transport; virtual reality in ship design; composite warship structures (Professor R Dow, Professor E Mesbahi, Dr P Wright, Professor R Birmingham, Dr H Chan).
Marine systems; dynamic modelling; power and propulsion systems; marine actuation and control; motion control of marine vehicles; artificial neural networks; intelligent modelling; simulation and adaptive control; diagnosis and sensor validation; all-electric ship; water jets; turbines (Professor E Mesbahi, Dr A Murphy, Dr R Norman, Mr K Pazouki).
Ultimate hull girder strength; non-linear finite element analysis; fire resistance of composite materials; large-scale structural testing; fatigue reliability analysis of ships; structural reliability analysis (Professor R Dow, Professor L Tao, Dr H Chan, Dr Y Pu, Dr P Wright).
Marine and ship hydrodynamics; marine computational fluid dynamics; high-speed and advanced marine craft seakeeping; propulsors and cavitation; podded propulsion systems; seakeeping and resistance (Professor M Atlar, Professor M Downie, Dr P Wright, Dr M Woodward, Dr H Chan).
Electrical generation systems; marine renewable energy; wave and tidal power devices; tidal power; CO2 transport and sequestration (Professor M Downie, Professor M Atlar, Professor E Mesbahi, Dr R Norman, Dr J Race).
Design methodologies; design for safety ship stability; tugs; fishing vessels; small commercial craft; sustainability of fisheries; small craft electrical systems; leisure craft (Professor R Birmingham, Professor M Downie).
Shipbuilding and repair
Shipbuilding; ship repair; ship outfitting; welding fabrication; benchmarking; design for production (Professor G Bruce).
Marine transport and management
Shipping economics and management; marine transport systems; modelling and forecasting (Mr P Stott, Professor J Mangan, Visiting Professors M Stopford and C Lalwani).
We offer different routes to a research degree qualification including full-time supervised research projects, and part-taught part-research programmes. Integrated PhD and part-time programmes are also available.
For more information about staff specialisms please see the School's website.
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides a comprehensive training programme in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, and hosts postgraduate events.
Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or another relevant subject. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.
There are three possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
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.