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4805f - Technology in the Marine Environment MRes

Technology in the Marine Environment MRes

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2021

Our MRes provides research training, supervision and collaboration to international standards in the topics covered by the marine technology research groups.


Our MRes breaks down into approximately:

  • 40% taught modules
  • 60% research in collaboration with an industrial partner

Your research project will be in one of the areas addressed by the marine technology research groups:

  • Marine Hydrodynamics and Structures
  • Marine Design, Production and Operations
  • Sustainable Maritime Engineering
  • New Energy Infrastructure

Find out more about our marine technology research

You may receive formal instruction through taught modules in important areas. This is dependent on your previous academic training and the requirements of the project

We host an annual Postgraduate Research Conference. This provides you with an opportunity to share:

  • research experience
  • practise vital presentation skills

Our research students have been very successful at finding employment. This is usually across a wide range of sectors. Professional institutes hold Newcastle research degrees in high regard when assessing work applications.


Important information

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What you'll learn

Taught modules aim to extend your knowledge and skills beyond undergraduate level and help to develop your research skills.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn


Your development

Our annual Postgraduate Research Conference provides you with an opportunity to share research experience and practise vital presentation skills.

Your future

Our research students have been very successful at finding employment across a wide range of sectors. Professional institutes hold Newcastle research degrees in high regard when assessing work applications.

Career support

We have a substantial marine technology research community, including:

  • 50 research students
  • 140 MSc students
  • six-10 post-doctoral students
  • six technicians
  • 16 full-time academic staff

They will help to provide you with opportunities to progress your career, whether in industry or academia.

Industry links

We hold joint meetings of the:

  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

You are invited to join these meetings as they offer vital insight into the workings of professional bodies.


Leading industrial organisations in the marine and renewables sector sponsor many research projects. Other projects involve collaboration between Newcastle and other institutions.

Recent partnerships and collaborations include:

  • International Paint
  • Lloyds Register
  • BAE Systems

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


During your studies you will have access to a wealth of excellent facilities within the School of Engineering, including extensive laboratories such as the:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021

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We also hold various online and virtual events.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

James Armston
School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5531


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