PhD, MPhil, EngD, MRes Naval architecture, ocean & marine engineering

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Research opportunities

You can study an MPhil or an MRes over the course of one year, a PhD over three years or an EngD over four years.

PhD & MPhil

You can study either option in any of our research areas:

You also have the option of studying in any area in which our staff have expertise.

MRes

Our MRes degree is specific to:

  • Engineering

EngD

Our EngD degree is specific to:

  • Offshore Renewable Energy

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Fees & funding

2020/21

All fees quoted are per academic year unless otherwise stated.

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

Scotland/EU

TBC*
(2019/20: £4,327)

Rest of UK

TBC*
(2019/20: £4,327)

International

£20,900

Additional costs

Cost of binding two copies of thesis and a CD copy – £26.00 each thesis (not including printing costs) at Cameron bookbinders.

Funding

Have a look at our scholarship search and find any funding opportunities available.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Search for all funded and non-funded postgraduate research opportunities.

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

*Fees have not yet been set by research councils.

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.

Find out more about the Doctoral School

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Our research

Our vision is to uphold our position as a world-leading centre of marine technology, by developing a sustainable research environment which supports continuous improvement and growth.

We're carrying out research which is supporting industry in a useful and innovative way. Our state-of-the-art facilities include the largest towing/wave tank of any UK academic institution.

Our staff are internationally recognised for their expertise. 

Find out more about our research

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My course prepared me by giving me a thorough insight into many engineering principles. It also provided me with a strong work ethic, which has been invaluable since I started in this role.
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Support & development

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PgCert RPD)

As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PgCert RPD). 

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.

Find out more about the PgCert RPD programme.

Careers

The University Careers Service can help you with everything from writing your CV to interview preparation.

Student support

From financial advice to our IT facilities, we have a wide range of support for all students here at Strathclyde. Get all the information you need at Strathlife.

International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

Visit our international students' section

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Interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree at Strathclyde?

Read our step-by-step guide on how to submit your application.

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Entry requirements

A first-class or upper second-class BEng Honours degree, or equivalent, or an MSc in a related subject.

The application

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.

Supervisors

Research supervisors are assigned to you by the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering. Let us know in your application who you'd like to work with, but the department will team you up with the best supervisor for your project.

Once we've received your application, your research proposal is passed to potential supervisors for consideration. If it's not compatible with the researcher's current projects and they are unable to supervise, it's passed along to another for consideration. If they can supervise you, they’ll confirm and nominate a potential second supervisor.

As soon as a second supervisor is confirmed, an offer will be sent to you through Pegasus, our online application system.

When you accept our offer of study, you'll receive a full offer in writing via the email address you'll have provided.

Accepting an offer

When you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.

UK or EU students

If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.

International students

An ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate is a mandatory requirement for some postgraduate students in science, engineering and technology.

Find out if you need an ATAS certificate.

Apply now

You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.

All you have to do is complete an online application.

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Contact us

Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering

Telephone: +44 (0)141 548 4094

Email: naome-research@strath.ac.uk

Henry Dyer Building, 100 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G4 0LZ