MRes Technology in the Marine Environment

General information

The Technology in the Marine Environment MRes provides research training, supervision and collaboration to international standards in the topics covered by the marine technology research groups. The MRes breaks down into approximately 40% taught modules and 60% research in collaboration with an industrial partner.

We hold joint meetings of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the 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. Moreover, the annual Postgraduate Research Conference provides you with an opportunity to share research experience and practise vital presentation skills.

Your research project will normally 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

Compulsory modules

  • Design and Implementation of Experiments
  • Research Skills and Commercial Awareness
  • Dissertation: MRes 

Optional modules
You will select an approved combination of optional modules to a total value of 40 credits from the following:

  • Pollution Monitoring
  • Business and Environmental Management
  • Energy Management
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacture I
  • Sustainable Industry
  • Advanced Hydrodynamics
  • Fundamentals of Naval Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Marine Engineering
Contact Person: Carol Barnett (Postgraduate Programme Co-Ordinator) (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0031 - Project management", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0532 - Marine Geology", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0731 - Surveying", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Newcastle University
Newcastle , United Kingdom

School of Marine Science and Technology
Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom


Open from 1 Jun 2017


2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.



Full time: £4,327


Full time: £4,327


Full time: £22,710


Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.


Degree Requirements
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in marine technology, engineering, science, maths or environmental based subjects.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62, or equivalent.

Application Procedure:

You should ideally complete your application online. However, there are alternative application methods if you don't have access to a computer. For the online application you start  by just registering and creating a user name and password. You can save the form as many times as you like before you submit it. Supporting documents include:

  • Copies of certificates or transcripts to confirm your degree or highest qualification (translated if not in English) 
  • Personal Statement
  • English language test certificates
  • Copy of the personal details page from your passport (non EU applicants)

Application Deadline: there is no closing date for this course. We recommend that international students apply at least two months before the course starts in September so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit. If you live outside the UK/EU you must: pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship

Grant Opportunities:

Newcastle University and External funding options here.

An overview of all funding opportunities can be found here


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Research
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