The research project comprises an original piece of work combining both experiment and theory. Your thesis should explore, in detail, some element of engineering or science as applied in the marine environment. Where appropriate, you will be encouraged to take advantage of our strong links with the marine industry to carry out your research project in an industrial context. Recent partnerships and collaborations include International Paint, Lloyds Register and BAE Systems.
Your research project is normally in one of the areas addressed by our research groups:
Before you apply you should find and contact a research supervisor from the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School.
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.
The Integrated PhD involves the study of 120 credits worth of Master's level taught modules. These will be taken during the first three years of the course alongside your research project. You can choose from one of the following:
- International Marine Environmental Consultancy, MSc (*)
- Marine Engineering, MSc (**)
- Naval Architecture, MSc (**)
- Shipping and Logistics MSc (**)
- Offshore Engineering, MSc (**)
- Pipeline Engineering, MSc
- Subsea Engineering and Management, MSc (**)
(*) You take an additional 10 credits of modules from another MSc course
(**) You take an additional 20 credits of modules from another MSc course
Our substantial marine technology research community includes 50 research students, 140 MSc students, six to 10 post-doctoral students, six technicians and 16 full-time academic staff. This provides you with opportunities to progress your career, whether in industry or academia. Our annual Postgraduate Research Conference gives you an opportunity to share research experience and practise vital presentation skills.
We hold joint meetings of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), which you are invited to join as they offer vital insight into the workings of professional bodies.
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.
To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language Requirements.
Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
We also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications.
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