Liverpool John Moores University

Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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.

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.

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.

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 and PhD programmes.

Entry requirements

To study for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD you should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have undertaken research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have alternative qualifications, your application will be considered on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.


Please contact the department for more details on fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MPhil Full-time 1 2 Years
MPhil Part-time 24 48 Months
PhD Full-time 2 4 Years
PhD Part-time 36 84 Months
MPhil (Res) Part-time 2,215 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time 2,215 (Credit) Home/EU 45 45 Months
MPhil (Res) Full-time 4,525 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 4,525 (Year 1) Home/EU 33 33 Months

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