University Of Glasgow Phd

University Of Glasgow Phd


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The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication. The thesis should demonstrate that the student has adequate knowledge of the field of study and the relevant literature and should show the exercise of critical judgement. The literary presentation should be lucid and scholarly and there should be a satisfactory abstract.   The minimum period of full-time study is  three years and the thesis is normally 70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices.

For any research degree, the research work must be communicated coherently in a thesis presented in a critical and orderly way and, where appropriate, must show evidence of appropriate analysis and discussion of results.

University Of Glasgow Phd

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate research qualifications

We currently offer a wide range of research opportunities allowing you to undertake in-depth study in a specific area.  Before making your application consult our school webpages for information about potential supervisors.

You can use the research search tool to identify supervisors who share your research interests or you may wish to search for research staff by school:

Please see Student Funding Opportunities for information about funded PhD scholarships

Application submission deadlines
Research programmes and training courses begin in September each year.  Application submission deadlines for 2017 entry are:

  • UK and EU applicants  – Friday 25 August 2017
  • International applicants  – Friday 09 June 2017

Applications submitted after the deadline will be processed for September 2018 entry (if you wish to be considered for admission in January 2018 please clearly state this in your application). For more information on research expertise, funding and general enquiries about studying here please contact