Marine transport moves billions of tonnes of cargo around the world each year. It is one of the most international and critical sectors in the global economy. As a graduate of our course you can work internationally in this diverse industry.
As well as shipping companies and ports, potential employers include:
- logistics service providers
- customs authorities
- financial services providers
- handling agents
- insurance companies
- ship builders
Our teaching is by lectures, seminars and personal supervision. It is delivered by leading staff based at the University, visiting professors and industrial experts. You will also benefit from industry site visits.
If you don't have a marine background, we recommended that you read one of these books in advance of arriving in Newcastle:
- Reeds Sea Transport, Operations and Economics, 6th Edition, Patrick M Alderton, Adlard Coles Nautical, London, 2011
- Elements of shipping, 8th Edition, Alan E. Branch, Routledge, London, 2007
Seven taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered through semesters one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.
You have access to dedicated facilities including:
- a student common room
- a computer laboratory
You benefit from a trip on the School's research vessel RV, The Princess Royal in order to experience marine operations in practice. There is also a strong programme of visiting lecturers from industry and site visits.
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Modules for 2017 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- MAR3021 Marine Transport Business
- MAR8014 Marine Liability Insurance and Law
- MAR8029 Marine Transport and Economics
- MAR8064 Research and Commercial Skills
- MAR8074 Shipping Market Analysis and Risk Management
- MAR8075 Maritime Logistics and Ports
- MAR8079 Ship Chartering and Operations
- MAR8096 Dissertation
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
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Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100
Full time: £21,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
- a maritime-related subject
You will also be considered on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant practical experience.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.