Research course

Naval Architechture 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

NA-ME is a highly active research department, with world-leading expertise in a number of research areas. Our main research interests lie in ship stability and safety, marine hydrodynamics, marine structures, ocean engineering, marine engineering and emerging technologies. The Department's teaching and research infrastructure is well-developed; students have access to laboratory and computing facilities unparalleled in university terms, as well as a racing yacht. Powerful state-of-the-art software developed in-house and excellent commercial software tools are supported by extensive computing laboratory facilities. Other facilities include materials testing and fluid mechanics laboratories, a wind tunnel and a CAD Centre.

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 are a TOEFL score of 600 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

Some EPSRC, ORS, British Council, university, department scholarships are available. NA-ME staff participate in a wide range of research projects and networks funded by the EPSRC, EU, and the UK government.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Thelma Will
0141 548 4913