You can study an MPhil over the course of one year and a DBA or PhD over three years.
At the moment, research degrees are offered in topics which match the interests and expertise of our staff and depend upon staff availability. Please get in touch for more information.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
This qualification requires a minimum of 12 months full-time study or 21 months part-time.
You're required to follow an approved scheme of research and coursework and to submit a thesis based on this work. This may include original research, a critical review of existing knowledge or a combination of both.
Doctoral studies (PhD & DBA)
Full-time study for a doctoral degree normally lasts not less than three years. A part-time option is available. The minimum period of part-time study is set according to how much time you're able to devote to study.
You'll complete a programme of coursework and submit a thesis with the results of your research. It must make a "distinct contribution to knowledge". There's also a viva oral examination.
In both programmes, you're expected to focus on academic learning and developing practical skills. In the PhD the emphasis is on the academic learning and in the DBA on practical skills.
If you wish to pursue a PhD, you must register for an MPhil in the first instance. You can transfer to the PhD after a year, subject to satisfactory progress.
We have a flourishing community of around 40 research students in the department. Our students come from many different countries and work on a variety of topics. All full-time research students (and some part-time students):
- have full access to computing facilities, email and internet
- undertake a research methodology course during their 1st year
The department organises an annual residential workshop for research students and supervisors. It's held over two full days, involving discussion of individual projects and general issues such as research strategy, time management and writing-up.
There are regular departmental research seminars, with staff and research students both attending and contributing. Other events, academic and social, are often organised by the students themselves.
Strathclyde Business School
We offer an excellent academic environment where you can pursue your research degree.
You're required to:
- Attend the Strathclyde Business School Faculty Research Methodology Programme. Though most achieve higher, you need to gain a Certificate level. It's four modules over two to three days each. If you're part time, you'll spread these over two years.
- Attend our Annual Away Day for PhD students. This is combined with the Annual Review, held usually in October/ November.
- Ensure regular meetings and contact with your supervisors.
You'll have access to computing, printing, email and office facilities. You're expected to be in the Department of Management Science on a regular basis. You'll also attend the department's research seminar series as well as other occasional workshops.
You'll have hot desking facilities giving you regular access to the department. This'll help you integrate better with other students and staff. You're required to attend the department for at least ten days per year. This is on top of the Research Methodology Programme.
Potential applicants should note that there is no dedicated distance-learning programme.
Shape Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices
Development and application of optimisation methods and tools to find the best shape of existing hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to maximise one or more predefined perfomance based on CFD/FEM modelling
Deadline:30 November 2017
Topology Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices
Development and application of topology optimisation methods and tools to find the best configuration of innovative hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to achieve the best structural design
Deadline:30 November 2017
City Transport Resilience (in partnership with New York University)
We are inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship from individuals who have an interest in undertaking an international project in the resilience of city transport systems. The PhD offers significant opportunities to work with New York University.
Deadline:4 December 2017
PhD studentships in Renewable Engine
Renewable Engine is an innovative cross-border project delivering a programme of research and innovation (R&I) activities on behalf of SME partners. The objective of Renewable Engine is to facilitate industrial R&I at PhD level in local engineering companies for the development of new products.
Computational design of carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites
This project aims to use computer simulations to understand how the interaction between carbon fibres and polymer can influence the properties of the resulting composite.
Deadline:31 March 2018
Smart Hardware-embedded Data Processors for Rapid 3D Ranging & Imaging
The studentship is supported by the Datalab, Photon Forces, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering to cover UK/EU fees and stipends.
Open Strategy: Practices for Opening Strategy Making and Implementation
A doctoral studentship is available on a Part Time or Full Time basis, which is funded by the Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, UK.