Small Craft Design MSc

12 months full time (with Preliminary Year: 24 months full time)


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time £3,000
International: full time £15,490
Please contact us for details of fees for the Preliminary Year

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This unique programme is designed to enable engineering graduates to gain specialist design knowledge of all types of small craft, including recreational craft such as yachts and powerboats, commercial craft such as tugs and fishing vessels, and public duty vessels such as pilots and search and rescue craft.


You take a selection of taught modules  and undertake a research project and dissertation. You also select optional modules.

The programme is also available with a Preliminary Year, which is designed for students who have a qualification from a technical college rather than an Honours degree. Typically, you select one core module,  several optional modules, and complete a project and report.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

Normally a second-class Honours degree or equivalent in engineering or another relevant subject. In addition to the academic qualifications, we also value relevant  experience.

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.

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

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Marine Technology.