Graduate School

  • Research Degrees 2016-17

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Research areas:


    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2016-17 we are offering a wide range of scholarships and early payment incentives for Research students:

    • Our International Research Excellence Scholarship which is available to all full fee paying, non-EU students, reduces the annual research fees by £3500.
    • Our Early Payment Incentive (Tuition Fees) offers a 10% discount for all self-funding, full fee paying, non-EU students who have paid their tuition fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within one week of formal classes commencing.
    • Our International Accommodation Bursary is also available to self-funding non-EU students on a full-time programme, who are eligible to apply for a 10% accommodation bursary which will be deducted from upfront payment of the cost of accommodation in the University's self-catering residences or flats.

    Contact us for more information.

     * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

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  • About the Graduate School

    The UWS Graduate School is committed to providing high quality postgraduate research opportunities with the right blend of specialist knowledge, research training and professional knowledge. Currently UWS has around 450 research students from more than 20 different countries engaged in a variety of postgraduate research programmes (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA and DProf).   

    Our students are vital to developing our vibrant research culture and the Graduate School plays a key role in supporting postgraduate research students to become creative, critical and autonomous thinkers who can make a unique contribution to society.

     

    The Student Offer

    The Graduate School is committed to developing the UWS Student Offer within the Research Student Community. This includes supporting and enabling career planning, professional development, teaching experience, research publication and conference participation.

    Student Funding

    • The University offers a limited number of internally funded studentships every year. These are advertised annually and applicants are invited to apply competitively for these opportunities. The University Studentships are offered to include a Stipend and payment of fees. These studentships are open to all applicants from the European Economic Area.
    • Additionally a number of externally funded studentships are available every year and these are advertised annually with details of any eligibility criteria.
    • Students may also apply to study at UWS on a self-funded basis for any project, on a full-time or part-time mode. Students who are not awarded a studentship will be responsible for their own fees and living expenses.
     
    Additionally you may propose your own research study to UWS, and the Graduate School will attempt to match you to an academic with a similar interest.
     
  • Contact Us 

    School of Engineering & Computing, School of Business & Enterprise and School of Education:

    Linda MacDonald 
     
    pgr@uws.ac.uk  0141 848 3635   

     DBA:   pgr@uws.ac.uk    

    School of Media, Culture & Society, School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery and School of Science & Sport: 

    Margaret Docherty 
    pgr@uws.ac.uk  0141 848 3037

    Gavin Morrison
    PGR Development & Progression Officer 
    Gavin.morrison@uws.ac.uk  

    Prof Catriona Tedford
    Head of the Graduate School
    Catriona.tedford@uws.ac.uk

    PGR Admissions Enquiries:
    pgradmissions@uws.ac.uk

    Tel: 0141 848 3359

     

     

  • UWS Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Looking to undertake an advanced but applied research degree; check out our Professional Doctorate degree: 

    Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Professional doctorates are an alternative to the traditional PhD research degree and combine taught elements with applied research to a particular professional domain.

    For more information contact our DProf. course enquiries team:

    E: cpl@uws.ac.uk