Working with our collaborative and industrial partners, our research is providing impactful solutions to real world challenges – this focus on useful research is core to Strathclyde’s founding mission.
We have routes to PhD and doctoral awards that enable researchers to work on collaborative industry-linked research, based either within University facilities or within the partner organisation.
The broad research challenges are set by the partner organisation with a joint responsibility for the development of the research. Doctoral research projects with industrial or collaborative partners are typically funded, covering fees and living costs, and can be managed in a range of ways:
Based within the University
The student is based in part or solely at the University with guidance, supervision and research oversight from the partner organisation
The student works on site with the partner organisation but is not an employee so receives a stipend rather than a salary
The student is an employee of the partner organisation and spends minimal time at the University
All doctoral students are co-supervised by Strathclyde academic staff and partner experts.
This approach benefits partner organisations by providing:
- enhancements in researcher performance, productivity and creativity
- changes to culture and operational practice
It benefits the doctoral researchers by providing:
- work-based/real world projects
- the highest level of expert academic and industrial supervision
It benefits Strathclyde by providing:
- high quality knowledge transfer venture
- shared expertise in industry-relevant professional development
Examples of our collaborative programmes
Strathclyde & GlaxoSmithKline
Find out more about our collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
Faculty of Engineering Industrial Doctorates
Find out more about our Faculty of Engineering Industrial Doctorates.
Our industry & innovation partners
Find out more about the wide variety of organisations partnering with us to support our PhD programmes.