Maritime Safety Research Centre PhD Topics

Funded PhD Opportunities

The MSRC is proud to offer the following funded PhD opportunities, click on the link to find out more: 

We're also looking to appoint self-funded PhD students (full time/Part time) in the following areas: 


  • Complex cyber-physical and autonomous marine systems safety, security and cyber-security
  • Autonomous ships safety, cyber-security, sustainability and cost-effectiveness
  • Safe e-navigation and collision avoidance (conventional and autonomous ships)
  • Digital Twins for enhancing safety, sustainability and maintainability
  • Intact/damage stability of ships and offshore assets
  • Fire safety for ships and offshore assets
  • Accident/incident data reporting and processing
  • Safety and sustainability of ship and systems design and operations
  • Dynamic risk estimation and barrier management
  • Hull integrity and crashworthiness
  • Life saving design and operations
  • Cargo management and containment
  • Decision support systems for safe, efficient and cost-effective routing, navigation, extreme weather avoidance, hull and machinery integrity
  • Life cycle risk management framework and methods
  • Alternative Fuels and decarbonisation technologies: safety and sustainability
  • Maritime Enterprise Risk Management
  • Safety culture
  • Emergency response process and systems
  • Total resilience of marine systems 

More information

For more information please enquire by email; be sure to include relevant information as below:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV with two references
  3. Degree transcripts and certificates (in English), and if English is not your native language, a copy of your English language qualifications (IELTS)
  4. Research proposal