Research Degrees

  • 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

  • A thriving research community

    Postgraduate Research students work at the forefront of their academic subject and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

    To be a successful researcher, you must be passionate about your subject area, with enthusiasm for research and analysis, and the motivation to manage a personal learning programme. You will have already demonstrated research aptitude in undergraduate or masters-level studies.

    Studying for a research degree (MRes, MPhil, PhD, and the taught doctorates DBA and DProf) furthers your academic development, increases your employability and career options, whether in an academic or commercial environment

    Through training courses, interdisciplinary programmes, seminars and competitions the Graduate School encourages postgraduate researchers to look beyond the boundaries of their chosen discipline and develop skills which can apply to a range of careers. Our researcher development programme (aligned to the Vitae RDF) offers year round essential research skills training and development opportunities to help students succeed with their research and prepare for their future. We cater for all levels of experience, from new to experienced pgr students, and deliver live and online training. 

    Research and enterprise activities pervade the work of the Graduate School, and the environment fosters interdisciplinary excellence providing a focus and training ground for world class multi-disciplinary research and dedicated support for our researchers. We work with global businesses, regional enterprises, local and international HEIs ensuring that UWS graduates have the skills and experience to drive innovation and support the future needs of society, industry and government.

    Explore the Research section of the website to find out more about our applied research activities, programmes of study, Graduate School and studentships.

    Application Documents:

    Notes for applicants

      IP Form

    Financial Responsibility Form

    Regulation 8 Research Degrees

  • Research Excellence

    Be part of one of the fastest growing research student communities in Scotland.