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MPhil Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost From £5,000 per year

Excellent research opportunities await in the Dept. of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, enabling you to work at the forefront of developments with leading experts.

  • Study full or part-time over one to seven years
  • Complete your research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a Faculty known for its internationally-acclaimed research
  • Explore scholarship opportunities 
  • Benefit from expert supervision and researcher training
  • Enjoy excellent facilities and great employment connections

On joining LJMU you will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your studies. Progression monitoring is undertaken formally and informally by this team on an ongoing basis.

Each year, each Faculty provides the University Research Degrees Committee with a summative report on the progress of all its eligible postgraduate research students.

Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU’s Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil programme.

Expert supervision is offered in the following areas:

  • Marine and offshore engineering
  • Operational research and simulation
  • Maritime transport and logistics
  • Marine risk and safety management
  • Advanced manufacturing technology
  • Mechanical design and analysis
Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Ocean Literacy
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Marine and maritime law
Scientific modelling
Environmental protection technology
Offshore and renewable energy
Machinery and operators
Naval engineering
Near- and offshore constructions
Maritime security