Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Studentships and Self-Funded projects available

Glasgow Caledonian University’s position as a world-class research institution has been reaffirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.

We are now 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, Inclusive Societies and Sustainable Environments.

Social Innovation

How to Apply

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

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.  

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site PhD study.

Applications close 17 June 2016.

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