Research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, ProfD)

Glasgow Caledonian University
1 - 6 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Courses from Glasgow Caledonian University

About this program

research degreeGlasgow Caledonian University has about 900 FTE (full-time equivalent) postgraduate students, including 25% in research and 75% in taught Masters courses. In total, there are approximately 400 research students, 50% of whom are part-time or working towards a professional doctorate in their workplace.

Many of the research students are lifelong learners returning to education after gaining valuable work experience. The research student population is also culturally diverse, with students from over fifty countries.

Students interested in pursuing research in a specific subject should approach schools directly to discuss possibilities.

The university encourages part-time study, particularly in partnership with employers and is one of the largest holders of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in Scotland.

The university is also well-known for its collaborative nature, working with industrial, professional, commercial and educational establishments in the Glasgow area, and further afield in the UK and overseas.

Course duration

MPhil Full-time:

Expected: 1.5 years
Maximum: 3 years

MPhil Part-time:

Expected: 2 years
Maximum: 4 years

PhD Full-time:

Expected: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years

PhD Part-time:

Expected: 4.5 years
Maximum: 6 years

Prof D Part-time:

Expected: 4 years
Maximum: 6 years

Admission requirements

Prospective candidates should normally hold a good Honours degree in a subject appropriate to your research topic, although equivalent professional qualifications and appropriate experience may also be considered.

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good. We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common...

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA Glasgow
United Kingdom

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