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Change your world – choose Glasgow for PhD study

University of Glasgow

At the University of Glasgow, our aim is to offer the best environment for your talent to flourish. If you have an idea, if you have dedication and passion, you could have what it takes to become a UofG world changer.

Founded in 1451, Glasgow is

  • ranked in the world’s top 100 universities
  • a member of the Russell group of research-intensive universities in the UK
  • home to more than 4,500 researchers, ranging from some of the world’s leading professors, to 2,300 research students embarking on their careers of discovery.

We are a research-led university with annual research income exceeding £175m. Our broad, cross-disciplinary areas of expertise bring together inspiring researchers to address grand challenges that have impact on both a national and international scale, from chronic disease to infectious disease, social justice to sensor systems, and from cultural life to artificial life.

Research areas

Our four graduate schools welcome applications from qualified candidates across a broad range of research areas. Their websites have details of funding and scholarship opportunities, including a number of studentships offered in partnership with national funding bodies.


Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences:

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Change your world – choose Glasgow for PhD study

How to apply

Over our 565-year history, the University of Glasgow’s people have been at the forefront of world-changing research. Today, our inspiring researchers and scholars continue to change the world for the better. And with a £1bn campus development plan in place that is revolutionising our beautiful estate, it’s a fantastic time to join us and see what you can achieve.

To apply, follow the process online at

  1. Identify potential supervisors
  2. Check the entry requirements
  3. Search for funding and scholarships
  4. Gather your documents
  5. Apply online.

Change your world – choose Glasgow for PhD study