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, Professional Doctorate or Master of Research degree - with students from over fifty countries worldwide, this creates a forum for a rich interchange of ideas, expertise and experiences. To find more information on how to apply and GCU's postgraduate research opportunities, click here.
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 Centres. 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. We thrive on ideas, support innovation and value the importance of social responsibility. Students come to us for our knowledge and experience to enhance their career and personal ambitions. Our external partners come to us to find the latest research-led thinking and to access the talent of our students.
GCU's vast IT, engineering and construction experience is housed within the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment. Our supportive staff are experts in their field; well-connected frontrunners in areas such as IT security and web development, environmental science, telecommunications, surveying and building services. Our research into built environment and connections with industry leaders in growing markets such as games design make us an exciting choice for students, staff and researchers.
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. The University’s commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied health research which addresses major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build Inclusive Societies and live Healthy Lives in Sustainable Environments.