Current and prospective research students may find the following links useful:
Applications for research degrees can be made throughout the year, with programme start dates in October, February and May each year. Applicants can find the GCU Research Application Form and further information about the application process from the Postgraduate Admissions Service. Completed application forms are sent with a copy of qualifications, English Language certificates and also a 2-4 page research proposal to:
Postgraduate Admissions, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA or emailed to email@example.com.
The cost of study will vary from person to person.
- Costs relating to your study: please refer to our tuition fees page.
- Living costs: in addition to tuition fees, we estimate that a full-time student will need to budget a minimum of £700 per month to cover accommodation, maintenance, recreation and other expenses.
- Funding sources available: please refer to the section on types of funding that are available for students, including scholarships
The Library offers a range of services for research students, including advice on using the electronic resources (like e-journals and databases). You can make enquiries, appointments, or go to a drop in.
PILOT has been developed to support you with your research. It covers: sources of specialist information, aspects of the publication process, including open access publishing and institutional repositories, blogs, wikis and podcasts. The managing information unit gives information on bibliographic software, copyright, referencing and plagiarism. To access PILOT, please click here.
The University Counselling Service and Disability Service assists all students who may require additional support throughout their time at university. The service offers both practical and counselling support to help students be successful in their studies.
Find out more about the University Counselling Service.
Find out more about the Disability Team.
The Careers Service offers a full range of professional services to enhance your employability skills and graduate attributes to support your career development.
We offer help and advice on options after your PhD, planning and achieving your career goals and job search; additionally we offer support in developing your CV, completing job applications and preparing for interviews.
You can use our service during your studies and up to two years from graduation. We offer career clinics (15 minute meeting with an adviser, no appointment necessary) as well as one to one in-depth appointments with a careers adviser. To find out more about our service or to book an appointment please contact us.
Print Design Services can print student posters in A2, A1 and A0 sizes.
Students are invited to submit requests for poster printing by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The service to students is provided by the PDS Print Centre located on Level 1 of the Saltire Centre. The file format for posters should be PDF and set up to the appropriate size with personal details including telephone number and printing requirements included in the e-mail.
External Organisations and Resources:
Universities Scotland exists to represent and promote Scotland's higher education sector and campaign on its behalf. Through this work, we seek to assist the sector to deliver its essential contribution to the economic, social and cultural needs of Scotland, and to enhance Scotland's international reputation.
The Concordat (available to view here) is an agreement between the funders and employers of researchers in the UK, setting out the expectations and responsibilities of each stakeholder in researcher careers – researchers themselves, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.
The Researcher Development Framework articulates the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of successful researchers and encourages them to aspire to excellence through achieving higher levels of development.
The framework is a comprehensive new approach to enhancing the careers of researchers. It was developed by and for researchers, in consultation with academic and non-academic employers.
University is an exciting time but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and sometimes you need additional support. The University Student Counselling Service offers free, confidential support when you need it most.