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Vice Chancellor’s Studentships 2021

Funded PhD opportunities with University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities. It’s ranked by Times Higher Education in the world’s top 150 young universities, and in the top 600 universities overall in their world university rankings.

Under the UWS Vice-Chancellor’s Studentship Scheme 2021, twelve funded PhD studentships are offered for October 2021 start. These highly selective studentships span the University’s four academic schools: Business & Creative Industries; Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences; Education & Social Sciences; and Health & Life Sciences.

“I am delighted to announce the 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Studentships. They provide exciting opportunities for talented and committed individuals to join a truly dynamic and innovative research environment at UWS, and to help to make a real difference to society.”

Professor Craig Mahoney
UWS Principal & Vice-Chancellor

The studentship themes are aligned with the ambitions of UWS Strategy 2025 which sets out the University’s commitment to distinctive research and innovation, and addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

In the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess more than 1100 universities worldwide in their delivery against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UWS was placed first in Scotland and fifth in the UK for SDG 10 – reducing inequalities. UWS was ranked overall in the 101-200 category of universities worldwide and recorded an institutional score of 83.4 out of 100 for its efforts in meeting the UN goals.

“UWS is committed to globally relevant research. The University currently has teams undertaking pioneering work that’s having a real impact worldwide. The Vice Chancellor’s studentships are designed for exceptional candidates who have the drive and enthusiasm to enable us to build on our research output, and help provide research-led solutions to many of the problems facing society globally.”

Professor Milan Radosavljevic
UWS Vice-Principal (Research, Innovation & Engagement)
University of the West of Scotland

Successful applicants will be aligned to their relevant UWS academic School and also become part of the UWS Doctoral College, providing an outstanding quality experience, supporting your student journey and focusing on investment and development in training, resources and facilities.

You will find more details on these exciting funded studentship opportunities, as well as details of how to apply and contacts for more information, by clicking on the project links below.

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The funded studentships are open to UK citizens and EU applicants with pre-settled or settled status. Funding for applicants meeting these criteria will cover UK fees and they will also receive an annual stipend (currently £15,609). The studentships with stipend are also open to international applicants if they can cover the difference between Home and International fees for the duration of the programme of study.

Closing date for applications - 30 June 2021