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FAQs by Prospective Students

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Frequently Asked Questions
by Prospective Students

Here you will find a wide range of questions frequently asked by prospective students.

Am I eligible to do a PhD at your University?

Applicants are required to have the equivalent of a UK upper second class Honours degree or better and in addition may be required to have had a period of relevant experience. In all cases applicants must submit a satisfactory research area or topic, 2 references, proof of funding and those whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in the English language.

How do I make an application? Can I send my supporting paperwork by e-mail?

You can complete our online application here.

Along with the application form please upload evidence of your qualifications, references and if you are an overseas applicant a copy of the photo page of your passport and evidence of your English language proficiency.

Supporting documentation should be uploaded as individual attachments via the online application system. 

Can I pay the fees by instalments?

Yes, an instalment plan is offered with the option to pay monthly or quarterly.

Please click here to see information regarding it.

Where can I get information about Scholarships/Funding?

Information about current University Studentships available can be found here.

If you are interested in studying Law by research information about the Campbell Burns Scholarship can be found here.

Information about Research Support available for current students can be found here.

What are the benefits of studying in the City of Glasgow?

Glasgow is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city which offers a welcoming student experience.

Visit here for some of the highlights the city of Glasgow and the surrounding Scottish countryside offers to students.

When will I start? How long will my PhD take?

Most students start in October however we do take in students all year round.

For full time study the minimum duration of study is usually 36 months after that time you can write up for one additional year.

Can I study part time? What does part time study involve?

Home Students - Yes, part-time study is possible.

Overseas students - No, this is not possible for any of the postgraduate courses.

The minimum period of study should be the learning equivalent of the full-time study period required taking account of the conditions under which the doctoral candidate will work. The actual study time will normally be greater than for full-time study.

Where can I find information about the Universities policy on ethics for researchers?

You can access the policy by going here.