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:
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.