Please note that these projects are not funded by a University studentship.
Successful candidates will be required to source external funding for the research degree fees and living expenses while studying at the University. For Studentships, please visit our PhD Studentships section.
How to Apply
To apply for a PhD project please complete the GCU 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Entry Requirements & Tuition Fees
- 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 are available here.
PhD Research Opportunities
Sustainable and Ethical Business
Equality and Social Justice
- Welfare Reform and Scottish Constitutional Change Ref number: GSBS2015002
- The Political Economy of Care Ref number: GSBS2016010
- Time-use and the value of unpaid care: A pilot for Scotland Ref number: GSBS2016008
- Immigration, Population Politics, and European Liberalism Ref number: GSBS2016009
- Governance and Externalization of the EU Asylum policy across the Southeastern European Border Ref number: GSBS2016011
War and Society and Modern Scottish History
- 'Follow the Soldier!' - The Military in Scottish Politics: 1815 - 1979 - Ref number: GSBS2016007
Inclusive Societies, Sustainable Environments
- Screening the End: Environmental Apocalypse in Contemporary Imagination Ref number: GSBS2016004
- Managing risk in small and medium enterprises (SME) in Scotland Ref number: GSBS2016001
- Social Innovation in Rural Communities Ref number: GSBS2016005
Inclusive Societies, Equality and Justice
- Hate Crime in Scotland: Victims and Offenders Ref number: GSBS2016002
- The contribution of social media and digital resources to rebuilding the new Scottish Gàidhealtachd Ref Number: GSBS2016003
- Genre community in the publishing marketplace, examining specifically the Nordic Noir genre community Ref number: GSBS2016015
- EU Cohesion Policy, Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities Ref number: GSBS2016014
Social Innovation, Social Policy
- Social Impact Bonds - A critique Ref number: GSBS2016/018
- Assessing the Potential Contribution of Social Enterprises to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Ref number: GSBS2016016
- Advancing Mobile Marketing within Fashion Retailing Ref number: GSBS2016012
Healthy Lives; Sustainable Lives
- Food Curation in the Scottish Context for Enhancement of Citizen Well-Being Ref number: GSBS2016013
Fashion Brands, Online Consumer Behaviour Digital Communication
- Fashion Brands and the Islamic Consumer Ref number: GSBS2016006