What is a PhD?
PhD stands for 'Doctor of Philosophy'. To be awarded a PhD you must undertake a piece of independent and original research that results in a significant contribution to a field of knowledge in a specific area. You must write a thesis and defend your findings in an oral examination (viva).
Have you considered how you will fund your studies?
Tuition fees for at least three years are incurred when undertaking a PhD, some disciplines require payment of bench fees (to cover lab consumables) and you will need to cover housing and living costs.
Tuition fees for research degrees are shown within postgraduate research subject area pages.
Funding your studies
It's important to find out about postgraduate funding as soon as you’re thinking about applying for a research degree. Find out how to fund your postgraduate research.
More than just a PhD
A PhD at Strathclyde is more than just a PhD. It's a training programme designed to support and develop the next generation of researchers, innovators and leaders.
Our holistic approach to researcher professional development, through the PGCert in Researcher Professional Development, means that you leave Strathclyde with your PhD and an additional qualification that demonstrates the breadth of your skills.
Visit the Strathclyde Doctoral School web pages for more information about life as a doctoral researcher at Strathclyde.