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Research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, ProfD)

Glasgow Caledonian University
Length: 1 - 6 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Doctorate / PhD
Location: Glasgow
Language: English

Program description

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.

About school

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The University has a self-contained campus situated right in the heart of the lively city of Glasgow. Glasgow Caledonian University offers a stimulating, vibrant and...

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Location & accommodation


Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

With its heady mix of of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need. Accessible, affordable and multicultural, this is a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures. Loved by residents and tourists alike, Glasgow was even listed by travel gurus Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities in the world...

Contact info

Glasgow Caledonian University

Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA Glasgow
United Kingdom

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