Research course

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Research

University of Strathclyde · Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Entry requirements

PhD: A first or upper second class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. Or other qualifications deemed by the Head of Department to be equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

With an illustrious history stretching back to 1882, the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is a key provider of marine technology expertise in the UK and beyond. Ideally located in Glasgow, we continue to build on the city’s rich heritage of shipbuilding and sea-faring, making significant contributions to National and International policy-making and the advancement of the Marine and Offshore Technology field.

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) has 18 Academic staff members whose expertise covers all areas of Naval Architecture, Ship Design, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, High-Speed and Small Craft Design. NA-ME is a highly active research Department, with world-leading expertise in a number of areas. Our main research interests lie in the following areas:

  • Ship Stability and Safety
  • Marine and Offshore Hydrodynamics
  • Marine and Offshore Structures
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Marine Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels
  • Marine Design, Operation and Human Factors

Department specialisms

Marine Safety; Ship Stability; Fluid Loading; Offshore Handling; Subsea Work; Computer Applications; Ship Slamming; Subsea Navigation; Submersible Drag; Human Factors; Marine Transportation; Ship Design.

Information for international students

A large number of students from a wide range of countries including India, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, France and Norway. For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English is an IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The Academic staff in the Department make a significant contribution to national, European and international policy-making in marine technology research and its application through the participation of members of staff in research bodies including the Foresight Transport Panel, the EPSRC College, the EU Research and Development Coordination Group, the EU WP7 transport programme, the FP8 roadmap, and WEGEMT - an association of 43 EU universities involved in Marine Technology and Related Sciences. Department staff are also involved in major international bodies including the International Standards Organization, the UK Marine Strategy Board, the International Maritime Organization, the Offshore Structures Code, the International Towing Tank Conference and the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress.

The Department attracts researchers and visiting academics from a wide range of prestigious institutions worldwide. Strong collaborative research links with UK and overseas universities provide the basis for continuous interchange between research staff and students. Recent visitors include more than 20 academics from renowned universities all around the world.

Qualification and course duration


N/A months
distance learning
N/A months
part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
N/A months
distance learning
N/A months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)141 548 4094