Our staff research interests are concentrated in three focal areas and are complemented by extensive world-class research and teaching facilities. Support for our research comes from research councils and industry.
We offer challenging, fulfilling and industrially relevant research orientated degrees. Our marine technology research has an international reputation. Our research degrees include:
- MRes (Technology in the Marine Environment)
- Taught PhD (Integrated PhD in Engineering and Science in the Marine Environment)
Choosing a Marine Technology research degree
The PhD normally requires three years full-time study, the MPhil and MRes one or two years. Some or all of these years can be replaced by a longer period of work as a part-time student. The difference between the Masters and the PhD is that the PhD should show substantial evidence of original scholarship and contain material worthy of technical publication.
For the PhD, you are normally required to register for the MPhil in the first instance and, if your progress is satisfactory, you will be able to transfer to the PhD at the end of the first year. Both the PhD and MPhil are assessed by submission of a thesis and oral examination. The MRes is assessed by written examination papers, end of semester examinations and a dissertation.
Training and supervision
You will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress and assist you in your studies. In addition, you will have formal research training in the use and application of research resources including information technology and library provision.
You will be encouraged to sit in on Master's seminar programmes, where appropriate. We also organise a Marine Technology seminar programme to which guest speakers are invited. These provide a forum for debate and learning in which taught and research postgraduates are invited to participate.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology Postgraduate ScholarshipsThe Institution of Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Scholarships
There are two awards of £2,500 to assist IET members in undertaking postgraduate research in the UK.
The IET Postgraduate Scholarships aim to encourage excellence in engineering research at universities in the United Kingdom.
These scholarships are financed by the late Mr P S Hudswell (a former member of the IET) who left a substantial bequest to assist members with research, and the late Joseph William Beauchamp, who left a bequest to assist members with their education.
Two scholarships are available each year. They are worth a maximum of £2,500 each and are tenable for one year.
Find out more information on how to apply.
PhD in Marine Science and TechnologyPhD in Marine Science and Technology
Shipping Exhaust Gas Emission Modelling, Indexing and Regulation
- Value of award: 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid. £13,726 living expense per year.
- Number of awards: 1
- Start date and duration: Three years.
- Application closing date: Early application is advised as applications will only be considered until a suitable candidate is found.
The Sustainable Shipping and Marine Engineering Research Group (SSMERG) has a fully sponsored PhD studentship available in the field of Marine Exhaust Gas Emission Modelling, Indexing and Regulation.
This studentship is in association with Lloyd's Register and includes the opportunity to spend three months working and studying on site with Lloyd's Register. This studentship will also work closely alongside the EPSRC-funded Shipping in Changing Climates project, providing unique opportunities to develop research training within a vibrant consortium of leading UK universities and industry.
The overall aim of this PhD position is to develop holistic methods for classifying the environmental impact of harmful exhaust gas emissions from ships, including:
- developing and validating methods and tools for predicting the emissions produced by ships engines considering realistic operational conditions
- establishing methods and rationales for judging and ranking the overall environmental impact of ships and their operational profiles during realistic operational conditions
- developing tools that allow third-party users to interact and utilise these new emissions prediction methods and environmental assessment methods
Jointly Sponsored by Lloyds Register (LR) and Newcastle University.
Name of supervisor(s): Dr Alan J Murphy, Dr Kayvan Pazouki
Applicants should be interested in Marine Exhaust Gas Emissions.
This studentship is available to home/EU candidates.
Candidates should have a minimum of or expect to achieve a first class or upper second class degree in an engineering/maritime engineering or related subject or international equivalent.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form, selecting 'PhD Marine Science & Technology – Marine Technology (Engineering)’ as the programme of study. Insert the code MA019 in the studentship/partnership reference field. Only mandatory fields need to be completed.
You must also send a CV, degree transcripts and covering letter, quoting the title of the studentship and include reasons why you are the suitable candidate for this studentship, to Dr Alan J Murphy.