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PGR Opportunities at University of Strathclyde 2024

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PhD & postgraduate research degrees

Founded in 1796 as a ‘place of useful learning’ the University of Strathclyde is a leading technological University based in the heart of Glasgow.

For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.

  • Scottish University of the Year 2024 (Daily Mail University Awards)
  • Queens Anniversary Prizes 2019, 2021 & 2023
  • Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2023 – Triple E Awards
  • Almost 90% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent – REF 2021
  • University of the Year 2012 & 2019 (Times Higher Education Awards)
  • Recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 & 2021 
  • University of the Year (Times Higher University, 2012 and 2019)

The University of Strathclyde is a socially progressive, internationally leading technological University. Our leading-edge research and close links with business, industry and public sector organisations make us the University of choice for 1,800 doctoral researchers from over 80 countries.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding research environment offer doctoral researchers the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.

Our Research

Research is of central importance in everything we do. It informs our teaching and helps us to make a difference to business, industry and society as a whole.

Responding to global challenges, Strathclyde leads national and international partnerships in research, working alongside other leading academics and global business partners.

We strive for excellent research in all areas of our work.

Strathclyde has delivered a strong performance in the latest independent assessment of the UK’s higher education research profile. REF 2021 gave us an opportunity to showcase some of the excellent research conducted at Strathclyde.

How to apply

There are two main routes to undertaking a research project at Strathclyde - either by applying for an existing project or pursuing your own specific areas of interest.

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The University has lots of current PhD and postgraduate research opportunities. Many of these opportunities will have funding provided. If not, there are a number of ways to help you secure external funding to assist your postgraduate research.

External funding opportunities

PGR Opportunities at University of Strathclyde 2024

Transforming our Campus

The University is transforming its campus to create a first-class working and learning environment. The £31 million Strathclyde Sport building provides a range of sport and wellbeing facilities for students, staff, and the local community. The £60 million Learning & Teaching building is a collective space for all students and staff and home to the student support services, Strathclyde Doctoral School and the new Strath Union.

Strathclyde wants you to feel right at home. There is more or less everything you need on campus and for anything else, you have an entire city to choose from.