Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Postgraduate research opportunities in Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

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 The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil. You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: You will need: a minimum 2.1 Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject and research training relating to your chosen subject area for a PhD direct Additional information: IELTS 6.5 minimum 5.5 in each component) 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering Explore the possibilities Liverpool is one of the world's great maritime mercantile cities. Its wealth and international reputation was founded on its maritime and engineering industries. LJMU's Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering can trace its roots back to the foundation of the Liverpool Mechanics' Institute in 1823, and the first Nautical College for the merchant marine in England in 1892. Today, the Department is one of the UK's leading centres for maritime and engineering education. If you are considering embarking on an MPhil/PhD, the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering can offer you expert supervision plus the opportunity to join a thriving and supportive research environment. You will be viewed as a valued and integral part of our research community. We also offer you excellent facilities for research, including specialist laboratories, a stimulating working environment, and excellent student support and supervision, key to the successful completion of your MPhil/PhD. Some 98% of the research submitted by the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering to the REF2014 was considered world leading or of international importance/recognition. This work ensures that Departmental learning is at the leading edge of developments in the field and that you will be studying alongside leading experts. 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

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Final examination for both the MPhil and the PhD is by thesis and oral examination. The MPhil differs from the PhD in terms of the depth of study required and the extent of your personal contribution to knowledge. It requires competence in conducting an independent enquiry as well as in the use of appropriate research methods and techniques. Examiners will expect you to display satisfactory background knowledge of the subject. To gain a PhD you are expected to show mastery of a special field and to have made an original personal contribution to the understanding of a problem, the advancement of knowledge, or the generation of new ideas. Examiners will expect you to be at the forefront of understanding in your chosen topic. If you are studying for an MPhil you may be able to progress to a PhD, via written and oral assessments in Year 2 (for full-time students) or Year 3 (for part-time students).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 - 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 84 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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