Glasgow Caledonian is an exciting and vibrant city centre University with a strong research community of academic staff and research students. There are currently over 500 research students at GCU studying towards a PhD or a Professional Doctorate degree - with students from over fifty countries worldwide, this creates a forum for a rich interchange of ideas, expertise and experiences.
PhD students join one of the three Academic Schools: Glasgow School for Business and Society; School for Engineering and Built Environment; School of Health and Life Sciences. Students work with academic staff as apprentice researchers, and where appropriate, will join a research cluster in one of our Research Institutes. Each School has active research communities, providing solid support in each research discipline, while the Institutes give the opportunity for cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.
The Glasgow School for Business and Society integrates the areas of business, law and social sciences to ensure that they are well placed to meet the needs of business and society. The School has an international outlook and is committed to developing partnerships across the world.
The School of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading schools for programmes in building and surveying in the UK. The school also carries out extensive research in partnership with industry, commerce and other academic institutions in the UK and overseas.
The School of Health and Life Sciences is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer across the disciplines of health, nursing and social care, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology and vision sciences.