PhD Research Opportunities at GCU

Glasgow Caledonian University invites applications from potential PhD students in key areas which fit with our research excellence. You will have a strong supervisory team, become part of our award winning Graduate School and linked to our Research Institutes within a vibrant research community.

How to Apply

To apply for a PhD project please complete the GCU Postgraduate Research Application Form. Please send the completed application form, stating the project title and reference number, with a CV, copies of academic qualifications, references, and any other required documentation to: researchapplications@gcu.ac.uk.

If you require further information about a project, please refer to the staff contact in the project summary. Applicants shortlisted for a PhD will be contacted for an interview.

Applicants may also find the information for prospective students useful which includes guidance on writing a research proposal.

Entry Requirements & Tuition Fees

Entry requirements

  • Academic qualifications: UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent); or Masters degree in a subject relevant to your proposed research topic. Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience may be considered.
  • English Language requirements: IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0. Please note: some research disciplines may require higher levels.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are available here.

The 2014 University Studentships closing date was 14 April 2014, and we are now shortlisting candidates. Details of additional funded studentships at GCU are listed below.


School of Engineering and Built Environment - Studentships

Diagnostic Systems and Sensors - Closing date 4 July 2014

Additional PhD Opportunities

For further PhD opportunities visit EBE PhD opportunities.


Glasgow School for Business and Society - Studentships

There are currently no advertised studentships in the Glasgow School for Business and Society.

Additional PhD Opportunities

For further PhD opportunities visit GSBS PhD opportunities.


School of Health and Life Sciences - Studentships

Social Work - Closing date 7 July 2014

Infection Prevention & Control - Closing date 31 July 2014

Additional PhD Opportunities

For further PhD opportunities visit HLS PhD opportunities.

Other PhD Opportunities

UK-Indonesia Dikti Scholarship Programme

The UK-Indonesia Dikti Scholarship Programme will enable Indonesian lecturers to undertake doctoral study in the UK.  All academic disciplines and research areas will be funded under the programme and researchers can directly to the GCU  and follow the standard application process.

The scholarships will cover all fees for three years of PhD study, fully funded by the Indonesian government.