Online Postgraduate Open Evening

Thursday, 1 July, 5:30-7:00pm

Our live UWS online Postgraduate Open Evening for Scottish campus applicants takes place on Thursday 1 July 2021 from 5.30pm - 7.00pm and will include a variety of live sessions with academics from across our 4 Schools to enable you to find out more about Postgraduate or post-experience study at the University of the West of Scotland.

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UWS Vice-Chancellor’s Studentship Scheme 2021

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities. It’s ranked by Times Higher Education in the world’s top 150 young universities, and in the top 600 universities overall in their world university rankings.

Under the UWS Vice-Chancellor’s Studentship Scheme 2021, 12 funded PhD studentships are offered for October 2021 start. These highly selective studentships span the University’s four academic schools: Business & Creative Industries; Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences; Education & Social Sciences; and Health & Life Sciences.

The studentship themes are aligned with the ambitions of UWS Strategy 2025 which sets out the University’s commitment to distinctive research and innovation, and addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

In the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess more than 1100 universities worldwide in their delivery against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UWS was placed first in Scotland and fifth in the UK for SDG 10 – reducing inequalities. UWS was ranked overall in the 101-200 category of universities worldwide and recorded an institutional score of 83.4 out of 100 for its efforts in meeting the UN goals.

Successful applicants will be aligned to their relevant UWS academic School and also become part of the UWS Doctoral College, providing an outstanding quality experience, supporting your student journey and focusing on investment and development in training, resources and facilities.

You will find more details on these exciting funded studentship opportunities, as well as details of how to apply and contacts for more information, by clicking on the project links below:



The funded studentships are open to UK citizens and EU applicants with pre-settled or settled status. Funding for applicants meeting these criteria will cover UK fees and they will also receive an annual stipend (currently £15,609). The studentships with stipend are also open to international applicants if they can cover the difference between Home and International fees for the duration of the programme of study.

Closing date for applications - 30 June 2021

Make your mark with a research degree from UWS

Postgraduate Research degrees from the University of the West of Scotland enable you to work at the cutting-edge of your industry or sector and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. 

To be a successful research student 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. 

As a career-focused university we work with international businesses, regional enterprises, local and international education partners to ensure that UWS research drives innovation and supports the future needs of society, industry and government. This focus increases your employability and career prospects, whether you seek a career in an academic or commercial environment.

We offer research study opportunities (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DProf) at all of our campuses.

Health-related research opportunities at our London Campus


This scholarship is designed to support an outstanding candidate to complete a full-time, applied dementia care PhD with stipend and fees paid over a period of three years. The successful candidate will join the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice team as a junior researcher, benefitting from supervision from leading dementia care experts.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th May 2021. You can find out more in the candidate pack below.


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Staff in the School of Computing, Engineering, and Physical Sciences are working in a diverse range of research areas from fundamental science to industrial applications. You can join one of our research groups as a PhD student, where you will work at the cutting-edge of the subject and you will contribute to the advancement of knowledge. 

For more information and an overview of our PhD projects click here

Last updated: 18/06/2020