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.
A Smart Factory Upgrading Framework
This four-year EngD PhD Thesis project focuses on providing a practical upgrading framework for turning existing factory plant structures into agile Smart Factories that can robustly compete in the global market.
Deadline:31 August 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.
PhD in Triple Hybrid Additive and Subtractive Machine 3xASM
This four-year EngD PhD Thesis project aims at developing a 3xASM machine and investigating the various advantages and limitations of the triple hybrid processes for proposing best-practice guidelines.
Deadline:31 August 2017
PhD in Determination of key resin parameters to support FE modelling of composite forming
The aim is the identification and validation of techniques to provide accurate input data for FE models of composite forming.
Deadline:31 August 2017
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
Youth Mentoring: Social Benefits and Management Challenges
A three-year doctoral studentship is available for candidates who wish to explore school-based mentoring of young people in Glasgow.