Newcastle University - School of Marine Science and Technology

The School of Marine Science and Technology, is the UK's first marine School which provides a single base for all education, innovation and research related to the sea. Annually, more than 300 students from more than 40 countries, register for accredited degrees in Marine Biology and Marine Technology related streams. Teaching in the School is informed by internationally recognised and industrially relevant research and supported by specialised facilities.

Marine Biologist's at Newcastle recognise that in an environmentally conscious era, sustainable use of the seas, conservation of sea life and the management of the marine environment and coastlines are critical. Degrees focus on these current concerns. All marine biology students become experienced ecologists using the facilities at the Dove Marine Laboratory for coastal studies and new Blyth Marine Station which supports the research vessel, The Princess Royal for work offshore.

Marine Technologists at Newcastle recognise that new solutions must be found to ensure that the use of the sea and waterways for energy resources, transport and leisure is undertaken in a sustainable way. Research activities using the Hydrodynamics Laboratory and Emerson Cavitation Tunnel as well as The Princess Royal, underpin teaching on all undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate courses in the School, either taught or by research, span a wide range of activities but association with identified research groups mean that students enjoy close contact with staff and fellow students to provide a friendly and flourishing research culture.

Newcastle University is a training hub for the Capturing our Coast (Cocoast) Project.

Cocoast represents a unique collaboration between a wide range of organisations concerned with understanding and conserving marine biodiversity.

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Professor Andrew Willmott
Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Switchboard Number: 
0191 208 6000
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Students by Subject Area (UK and EU / International)

Subject Area Diploma FdSc BSc Masters PhD
Marine biology 0 / 0 0 / 0 128 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 0
Marine science 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 14 / 3 23 / 13
Marine technology 0 / 0 6 / 2 152 / 228 157 / 183 13 / 35

Funding by Source

Funding Proportion
Other external income 60-79%
Natural Environment Research Council 0-19%
Higher Education Funding Council for England 0-19%
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 0-19%
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 0-19%
Other public sector 0-19%
UK private sector 0-19%
Foundations, charities 0-19%

Consultancy Services and Products

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