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Technology in the Marine Environment MRes

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

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024


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.


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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

Our Careers Service

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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 2024 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

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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


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