Leeds, United Kingdom

Fluid Dynamics in Theory and Practice

when 17 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
language English
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Fluid Dynamics lies at the heart of many societal and industrial challenges. It has practical application in the engineering and physical sciences. Fluid dynamics also has applications in geophysical, astrophysical, environmental and biomedical regimes.

This module will pair lectures with hands-on experiments and workshops. You’ll explore many different aspects of fluid behaviour. This will include laminar flow, vortices and turbulence. You’ll also examine a variety of fluid states, such as droplets, non-Newtonian fluids and creeping flows. You’ll also consider implications for questions of practical importance. For example, mixing and stirring, indoor air quality, flooding and the solar dynamo.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, a cross-disciplinary research institute. This module will encourage you to think about the many ways in which fluids affect our lives. You’ll explore and understand the implications for societal challenges. You’ll develop your understanding with practical experiments. You’ll also develop your scientific verbal and written communication skills.

Module subject to final approval.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (2 - 30 July 2022). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Rob Sturman

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

Information TBC

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is an all-inclusive programme. Included in the programme fee is tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, module field trips, weekend excursions, social programme and The Edge sports centre membership. The cost of flights, insurance and visa is not included.


If you have a GPA of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) you're eligible to apply for a Merit scholarship worth up to £500. We are also looking for LISS Champions to receive a scholarship of £1000 while sharing their experiences of LISS via different platforms.