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Postgraduate research at Strathclyde

As a socially progressive, internationally leading technological University, we’re home to world-class researchers who work side-by-side with our doctoral researchers addressing local, societal and global challenges. Our aim is to fully equip Strathclyde doctoral researchers to become future leaders through careers in research, academia, business, industry, government and social sectors.

As a doctoral researcher at Strathclyde, you will:

  • work alongside world-class academics
  • have access to first-rate facilities and an excellent research environment
  • help find solutions to issues of global impact
  • join the Strathclyde Doctoral School, a community of more than 1,800 doctoral researchers from over 80 countries

Our leading-edge research and our close links with business, industry and public sector organisations makes us the University of choice for a growing number of doctoral researchers. Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, and the desire to create an impact are key drivers at the core of Strathclyde's research strategy which is deeply rooted in all our doctoral programmes. Strathclyde's research programmes showcase our focus on relevance and usefulness through having an impact on industry, science and society and are befitting of an international technological university that is socially progressive.

Our Strathclyde doctoral programmes include the following research opportunities:

  • PhDs
  • Collaborative & Industrial PhDs & Doctorates
  • Professional Doctorates
  • Centres for Doctoral Training

In keeping with our reputation and status as a leading international technological University, we are continually advancing the intensity, quality and international competitiveness of our research.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice Chancellor

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Funding your postgraduate research

There are lots of different options to help you fund postgraduate research study!

Many projects come with funding, but some require external funding. Don't worry, there are many potential funding routes available.

Funding your postgraduate research

PhD Taster Workshop

Join us in-person or online to find out more about PhD study at Strathclyde. The workshop will be on 15 June, 3.15pm to 4.15pm, in the Learning and Teaching Building.

Register in advance and we’ll be in touch with more details.

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Strathclyde Doctoral School

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.

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With the recent launch of the Doctoral School at Strathclyde, there's even more support for PhDs in place which is fantastic. I feel really connected to my PhD community and always know there's someone there to talk to.

Amy Hyslop, Entrepreneurship PhD student

We're tackling big societal challenges

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Fulbright scholarship: from Florida to Strathclyde

Thanks to the Fulbright scholarship, PhD researcher Jenika Katz was able to move to Scotland for an adventure of a lifetime.

Jenika's doctoral research at Strathclyde focuses on how to increase retention of migrant workers in the hospitality industry.

Read Jenika's blog


 With 23,000 students from over 100 countries, we're a vibrant and multicultural community. Find out all you need to know about #Strathlife.


Careers & opportunities

With a Doctorate from Strathclyde you have many career opportunities ahead of you. Whether your interests are in industry, business, government, public or social sectors, your research and the training and development you will have received together with the network of Strathclyde researchers, friends and contacts you will have developed, mean that a bright future awaits you. Have a look at what some of our Strathclyde Doctorates are now doing.

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