Boeing and NMIS 4 year PhD studentship - Room temperature flow forming of aerospace titanium components
This four-year PhD study will address several key areas of knowledge on flow forming.
You can study an MPhil over the course of one year and a PhD over three years.
Research degrees are offered in topics which match the interests and expertise of our staff and depend on staff availability. Please email email@example.com for more information.
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.
Full-time study for a doctoral degree normally lasts a minimum of 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.
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):
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.
This four-year PhD study will address several key areas of knowledge on flow forming.
This project will evaluate and derisk a candidate HIPIMS coating in terms of hot forging a nickel-base superalloy. Performance will be benchmarked against conventional die surface treatments.
This PhD project explores the experiences of hospitality workers with sexual harassment, especially by customers. The research explores the post-Covid19 environment, where concerns about socioeconomic instability and unemployment mean that employees may feel pressurised to tolerate and accept harassment by customers.
This PhD study investigates if and how corporate land grabbing, most commonly associated by new enclosures in Global South, is changing agricultural land value, use and ownership in UK and Europe as a whole. The project explores how tensions in the finance-food-labour nexus create or constrain new opportunities for working the land towards sustaining food production and meaningful livelihoods.
This study will aim to consider the perspectives of locals about slum tourism in their areas. This will include the views of local residents as well as local stakeholders, those involved in slum tourism as guides, transport operators and accommodation providers along with persons who are not directly involved.
Grand challenges of today from Covid-19 to climate change are increasingly tackled by new forms of multi-organisational arrangements, representing the ecosystems. The simultaneous occurrence of competition and cooperation is commonly observed in ecosystems and often referred to as co-opetition. This PhD research will focus on better understanding of the co-opetition in ecosystems through an in-depth qualitative study.
This project focuses on the installation process of wind turbines in offshore wind farms. The researcher is expected to develop optimization models and algorithms to identify the optimal configuration of vessel schedules to minimise installation duration and cost. Furthermore, the project aims to achieve robust installation schedules that can handle operational changes due to weather uncertainties.
The aim is to create a successful Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation and, through that, gain a better understanding of what makes a successful AI implementation in the relevant healthcare problem area.
While the digital age and its access to vast data sets has not removed the need for expert judgment, it does offer an opportunity to improve it. This project will explore and develop methods to produce uncertainty assessments, drawing on expert analogies with historical data and statistical methods. This project will be aligned with an existing research project concerning risk analysis on the future of tourism for persons with disabilities in collaboration with the University of Dalhousie.
Machine learning algorithms have attracted considerable attention for prediction and decision-making in various industries. When used for decision-making, it is vital to determine the interpretability of machine learning algorithms.
A psychological investigation of the Delphi technique as an aid to improving group judgment and decision making. The project will involve experimentation and statistical analysis of data from the experiments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to validate mathematical and computational simulation models used for health policy analysis and decision-making. Hybrid models—that combine simulation methods such as agent-based modelling and system dynamics—use is increasing as the complexities of real-world problems mean that single simulation methods cannot address all the issues that need to be tackled. The student will develop a framework and methods to validate hybrid models.
We offer an excellent academic environment where you can pursue your research degree. As a postgraduate research student, you're required to:
You'll have access to computing/hot-desking, printing, email and kitchen facilities. You're expected to be in the Department 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 and helping you integrate with other students and staff. You're required to attend the Department for at least 10 days per year. This is in addition to the Research Methodology Programme.
Potential applicants should note that there is no dedicated distance-learning programme.
From my first meetings my supervisors have been fantastic. Always approachable, always supportive and readily available to meet when I have a burning issue outside of our regular meetings.
I'd had such a positive experience during my access course and undergraduate studies that I didn’t even consider going elsewhere for postgraduate research.
The research community is impressive in its depth, breadth and diversity. I am constantly being exposed to amazing people with great ideas.
The Strathclyde Doctoral School provides a vibrant and comprehensive student-centred research and training environment in order to grow and support current and future research talent. The School encompasses our four faculties and is committed to enriching the student experience, intensifying research outputs and opportunities, and ensuring training is at the highest level. As a postgraduate researcher, you'll automatically become a member of the Strathclyde Doctoral School.Find out more about the Doctoral School
All fees quoted are per academic year unless otherwise stated.
Entrants may be subject to a small fee during the writing up period.
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If you wish to apply for University scholarships please note that competitions for PhD funding for starting in October run through the first half of the year, from January to June. You should indicate on your application whether you wish to apply for funding.
Our research students are funded in many ways. Part-time students are normally in employment, and some receive financial support from their employers. Full-time students from overseas have received a variety of scholarships from their own governments or institutions such as the British Council.
The Department of Management Science has also been successful in finding funding from industrial sponsors or partners, and research councils for specific projects. We've full recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for research students. Many research students also supplement their income by undertaking work within the department eg assisting with the marking of undergraduate work.
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Placements & field trips
The cost of fieldwork or research trips would usually be met by the student. Students can apply for funding to cover conference participation.
If a student chooses to study overseas, the costs would be met by the student. This is not a requirement for our programme.
Graduation gown hire.
Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.
As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PgCert RPD).
This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.
It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:
All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.
We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.Visit our international students' section
Download our step-by-step guide on how to submit your application.
For entry onto our postgraduate research programmes, we normally look for a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant business or social science related subject. For PhD applications, we also normally expect a Masters degree, or overseas equivalent, although there are often exceptions. When reviewing your academic achievements, we're particularly interested in grades which relate to independent research (for example, a research project or dissertation). A strong score in these elements may allow us to consider entry with a lower degree classification.
Strathclyde Business School is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive postgraduate research population. We make decisions on entry by assessing the whole person and not relying solely on academic achievements. On that basis, please ensure that your application (via your CV and covering letter) can evidence your resourcefulness, commitment and resilience as demonstrated by broader professional and life experiences. This evidence should be centred on your ability to undertake and complete a PhD and contribute to a positive PhD community.
If English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent with no individual element below 5.5.
When preparing your research proposal please use the following template:
1. Working title
2. Layman’s summary of proposed research [max. 250 words]
Give us a brief summary of your proposed research project written for members of the public, rather than researchers or professionals. Why is this research important? What global/societal issues does it solve? What impact could it have on business and management in the future.
3. Research aim and objectives (or question(s)) [max. 500 words]
What’s the question you want to answer? How will you attempt to answer this question?
4. Literature review [max. 500 words]
Provide a brief overview of relevant literature to indicate any debates the research aims to engage with; any gaps or problems that have been identified; or what models the project hopes to explore or test.
5. Methodology [max. 300 words]
Provide an outline of the proposed research methodology.
6. Timeline [max. 300 words]
A PhD is 36 months minimum study (full time). In 6 months increments, indicate what you think the main activities will be. This is important as we need to assess the achievability of your proposal. This should be presented in tabular format.
Please use Harvard referencing throughout.
During the application you'll be asked for the following:
By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University. Incomplete applications will be returned to applicants.
If you're interested in studying for a research degree we recommend that you identify members of staff with relevant expertise before applying. You should email the member of staff to chat about the potential for supervision, explaining how your proposed research topic relates to their research interests.
To get a sense of staff members' research interests, you could take a look at our staff profile pages. Reading the research papers listed on their profile pages is a good way to get a better understanding of their interests.
If your chosen supervisor is available to work with you, they'll confirm this and nominate a potential second supervisor. As soon as a second supervisor is confirmed, an offer of study will be sent to you through Pegasus, our online application system.
When you accept our offer of study, you'll receive a full offer in writing via the email address you provide.
Once you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.
If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.