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MSc Marine Technology

2-5 Years PT

The MSc Marine Technology is an innovative flexible training course designed to provide the marine industry within the UK with graduates who have the necessary skills and training in advanced technologies, management, business and IT. You will be able to provide the necessary leadership and vision to maintain and enhance the industry’s knowledge base and improve competitiveness. Please note that this degree is awarded by Newcastle University.


Introducing your degree

The MSc Marine Technology course is run by a consortium of four UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research: Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and University College London. Normally all students are in full-time, marine-sectored employment.


The course will provide you with advanced technical and managerial techniques that can be applied in the marine industry and enable you to take on major responsibility early in your career. Please note that this degree is awarded by Newcastle University.

There are eight streams: Classification and Survey; Conversion and Repair; Defence; General stream; Marine Engineering; Naval Architecture; Offshore Marine Renewable Engineering; and Small Craft Design.


To Apply

Admissions to this course are not dealt with by the University of Southampton. Please see the MTEC website for more details on how to apply:


Key Facts

The MTEC course has been approved for Panasonic Trust Awards.

The Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC), is a collaboration between five UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research: Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and University College London.

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Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Standard entry qualifications

A second class Bachelor Honours Degree in Marine Technology or a relevent engineering subject.

English Language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Selection process

Applications to this course are administered by MTEC, Newcastle University. Entry requirements listed above are for guidance only and are subject to change. Please contact MTEC for further information on the application process:

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.


Typical course content

The course is delivered as a part-time modular programme, MSc students complete ten modules and a research project. PG Diploma students complete eight modules and a research project. PG Certificate students complete six modules. The full list of modules is available at the MTEC website (

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

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Visit the Marine Technology Education Consortium website


Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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