Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Studentships and Self-funded Projects available

Glasgow Caledonian University is seeking PhD and Professional Doctorate applications from highly qualified individuals across research discipline areas which fit with our research excellence strategy. You will have a strong supervisory team, be part of our award-winning Graduate School and be hosted in one of our Research Institutes working on one of the following key research themes:

  • Healthy Lives – Public Health & Long-term Conditions
  • Inclusive Societies – Social Innovation & Equalities and Justice
  • Sustainable Environments – Urban Environments & Efficient Systems

GCU’s position as a world-class research institution has been reaffirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results. To find out more about our research excellence and research themes please visit GCU Research.

PhD Studentships available

School of Engineering and Built Environment

Research disciplines, Project titles and closing dates

Computer Science

Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Computing Science and Informatics

Construction and Surveying

 Engineering/Veterinary Medicine

Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM)

Materials for Energy Applications

Renewable Energy/Engineering

Sustainable Environment and Communities

Wireless communications, cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, Vehicle to Vehicle communications, Vehicle to Infrastructure Communications

Wireless communications, electronics and signal processing

Portfolio of Self-funded PhD Projects

School of Health and Life Sciences

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.

Application deadlines

There are 3 entry points for PhD study throughout the academic year (1 October, 1 February and 1 May). Deadlines for applications are:

  • May 2015 entry - 1 March 2015
  • October 2015 entry - 1 June 2015
  • February 2016 entry - 1 December 2015

Glasgow School for Business and Society

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.

Application deadlines

There are 3 entry points for PhD study throughout the academic year (1 October, 1 February and 1 May). Deadlines for applications are:

  • May 2015 entry - 1 March 2015
  • October 2015 entry - 1 June 2015
  • February 2016 entry - 1 December 2015

School of Engineering and Built Environment

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.

Application deadlines

There are 3 entry points for PhD study throughout the academic year (1 October, 1 February and 1 May). Deadlines for applications are:

  • May 2015 entry - 1 March 2015
  • October 2015 entry - 1 June 2015
  • February 2016 entry - 1 December 2015

 

 

Application details

How to Apply

To apply for a PhD or Professional Doctorate degree please complete the GCU Research Application Form

PhD Applications

Please complete the research application form above, stating the project title and reference number and attaching a research proposal.*

The form should be sent with copies of academic qualifications (including IELTS if required), 2 references and any other relevant 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.

Guidance on writing a research proposal

Professional Doctorate Applications

Please complete the research application form above, indicating your chosen pathway in section 3 [see Prof D programme for pathways available] and including a summary of the proposed research in section 4. The form should be sent along with copies of academic qualifications (including IELTS if required), 2 references, a letter of support from your current employer and any other relevant documentation to: researchapplications@gcu.ac.uk.

Applicants shortlisted for a Prof D programme will be contacted for an interview. Please note that Prof D programmes commence in January of each year - the application deadline for Prof D programme is 30 November 2015 for entry in January 2016. 

Eligibility

Applicants will normally hold a UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent); or a Masters degree in a subject relevant to the research project.  Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience may be considered.   A minimum English language level of IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 is required. Some research disciplines may require higher levels.   


Scholarships

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 prospective researchers can apply directly to GCU following the standard application process. The scholarships will cover all fees for three years of PhD study, fully funded by the Indonesian government.

Science Without Borders

For Brazilian students wishing to apply for a PhD at GCU, the Science without Borders programme offers two routes for postgraduate students to study in the UK.  Students currently studying for a PhD in Brazil can apply to spend 6-12 months at a UK university as part of a 'sandwich PhD'.  Alternatively students can apply to study for a full PhD at a UK university for 3-4 years.

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