MRes Biofluid mechanics

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Research opportunities

Biofluid mechanics applies engineering, mathematical and physical principles of fluids to solve complex and multifaceted problems primarily in biology and medicine, but also in aerospace and robotics.

Our MRes course covers a wide range of multidisciplinary training on the kinematics and dynamics of fluids related to biological systems, medical science, cardiovascular devices, numerical modelling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), focusing on research. The MRes differs from an MSc in that you'll have the opportunity to perform multidisciplinary research for a longer time, preparing you for a research career and equipping you with world-class research knowledge.

The course is taught by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, with input from other departments across the Faculty and the wider University.

During the course, you'll be supported by a strong team of academics with worldwide connections and you'll be offered a unique training and innovative teaching and learning environment.

Course director: Dr Asimina Kazakidi, Lecturer in Biofluid Mechanics

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(Inter)Facing mechanotransduction-related aspects of brain tumour cell metastasis and therapeutic resistance

This interdisciplinary PhD project aspires to dissect the mechanotransduction-related events in the brain cancer cell/microenvironment interface and their contribution to brain cancer pathophysiology and therapeutic resistance. The approach will comprise, e.g., biomaterials and advanced bioimaging techniques to detect changes along the mechanotransductive sequence related to biophysical cues in the cellular microenvironment, as well as alterations in response to therapeutic treatments.


2 August 2024



A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) investigation of endovascular aortic arch stent graft designs in relation to post-operative thrombus formation

An exciting opportunity for a fully-funded 42-month PhD studentship co-funded by a world-leading medical devices company and EPSRC is available at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of senior academics and industry collaborators to investigate endovascular aortic arch stent graft designs in relation to post-operative in-graft thrombus formation in the repaired aorta.




John Anderson Research Studentship Scheme (JARSS)

John Anderson Research Studentship Scheme (JARSS) doctoral studentships are available annually for excellent students and excellent research projects.

There are two main sources of funding:

  • Central University funding
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC - DTP) funding.

The JARSS 2023/2024 competition will open in October 2023 and students successful in this competition will commence studies in October 2024. Faculties will set their own internal deadlines for the competition.

Academics/Supervisors make the applications for this scheme and there are various deadlines across the Department and Faculties, therefore, in the first instance, all interested students should contact the Department where they would like to carry out their research.




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What you'll study

This one-year programme consists of compulsory and optional classes in Semesters 1 & 2. Each class has timetabled contact hours – mainly lectures, laboratories and tutorials. You'll choose and start your MRes research project in Semester 1 with guidance from a supervisor and continue to work on it throughout the year.

Compulsory classes

  • Professional Studies in Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Methodology
  • MRes project

Elective classes

  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Industrial Software
  • Medical Science for Engineering
  • Haemodynamics for Engineers
  • Numerical Modelling in Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Devices
  • The Medical Device Regulatory Process
  • Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation in Biomedical Engineering
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Finite Element Methods for Boundary Value Problems and Approximation
  • Mathematical Biology & Marine Population Modelling
  • Design Management
  • Risk Management

Guest lectures

During the course, academics and industrial speakers will be invited as part of the training. You'll also benefit from departmental seminars and knowledge exchange events.

Postgraduate research at the Strathclyde Doctoral School

The Strathclyde Doctoral School provides a vibrant and comprehensive student-centred research and training environment in order to grow and support current and future research talent.

The School encompasses our four faculties and is committed to enriching the student experience, intensifying research outputs and opportunities, and ensuring training is at the highest level. As a postgraduate researcher, you'll automatically become a member of the Strathclyde Doctoral School.

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Fees & funding

All fees quoted are per academic year unless otherwise stated.

Entrants may be subject to a small fee during the writing up period.

Fees may be subject to updates to maintain accuracy. Tuition fees will be notified in your offer letter.

All fees are in £ sterling, unless otherwise stated, and may be subject to revision.

Annual revision of fees

Students on programmes of study of more than one year (or studying standalone modules) should be aware that tuition fees are revised annually and may increase in subsequent years of study. Annual increases will generally reflect UK inflation rates and increases to programme delivery costs.

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Additional costs

Some projects will have research costs in addition to the tuition fees. Assessment is made on a case by case basis. Applicants are informed at the point of offer that their project may incur bench fees and are sent a letter if a bench fee applies.

International students may have associated visa and immigration costs. Please see student visa guidance for more information.


Take a look at our funding your postgraduate research web page for funding information.

You can also view our scholarships search for further funding opportunities.

Postgraduate research opportunities

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Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

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Support & development

The MRes course aims to train students in the Biofluid Mechanics field, targeting primarily the academic research market, but also the Medical Devices and Simulation/Analysis software industries and other related and new emerging markets.

Our postgraduates will benefit from world-class training and acquire competitive skills in both biomedical and fluid dynamics disciplines that will make them highly employable in the following markets and related sectors/companies:

  • academic research
  • medical device market
  • simulation and analysis software market
  • biosimulation market
  • NHS the healthcare/medical simulation market
  • life science research tools and reagents market

We've identified the current key vendors in each of the above markets and aim to create links with the relevant industry. We monitor the changing market and employability trends to adjust teaching content and approaches to enhance the employability of our graduates.

Industrial partnerships

We've already established strong partnerships with industrial companies that have offered their support, for example through the provision of software licenses, teaching material and/or collaborative research projects. These companies include:

Our research

We're committed to producing high-quality research output, training and knowledge transfer. Much of our work is clinically driven and conducted together with clinical or industrial organisations.

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International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 140 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

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Our campus is based right in the very heart of Glasgow. We're in the city centre, next to the Merchant City, both of which are great locations for sightseeing, shopping and socialising alongside your studies.

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Entry requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree in engineering, physical science, or mathematics.

English language requirements

You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 5.5).

We offer comprehensive English language courses for students whose IELTS scores are below 6.5. Find out more about English language teaching.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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Biofluid Mechanics

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Contact us

Dr Asimina Kazakidi

Telephone: +44 (0)141 548 2855