The Department welcomes all applications for MPhil and PhD study in any of the areas relevant to the research of its staff. Please see our Research pages to discover the areas in which we can support research projects. If you don't immediately see how your interests fit in, contact us anyway and let us see whether we do related research that might be of interest to you.
All applicants are required to have at least a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the topic they wish to study, and to have a good command of the English language (an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 600, or other evidence of fluency, is required for non-native speakers).
All MPhil and PhD students are assigned a supervisor and will be associated with the research group of their supervisor. Groups meet regularly and hold seminars, free-form discussions and meetings focused on discussing specific scientific articles. Students meet with their supervisors on a regular basis and are expected to be self-motivated and energetic in the pursuit of their research. PhD students undertake some instructional training that is designed to help them to become more effective researchers. There is an annual process of evaluation of the progress of students which is important in deciding whether they have made sufficient progress to be able to continue to the next year of their course of study. For details on these processes, and the experience of doing a PhD, please see our pages on the PhD Process.
All students are allocated a desk and work station or PC in one of the research areas in the Department. All students have access to library and digital library resources.
Most of our students are funded by one of the UK Research Councils, European project funding, a project funded by industry, government or a charity, or are sponsored by their home institutions (in the case of overseas students). Some students are in receipt of a faculty scholarship which has to be applied for on their behalf by their supervisors. ORS applications can also be made on behalf of very strong overseas students.
Glasgow is an exciting and fun city in which to live while you pursue your research, and Strathclyde is a relaxed and friendly University where you can be sure to find a very warm welcome. If you would like to discuss opportunities to register with us for a research degree please contact:
Dr. Anders Claesson
Reader in Computer Science
Telephone: 0141 548 3172
Miss Julie Sobocinski
Telephone: 0141 548 3305