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Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS) – Self-Funded PhD Projects

  Glasgow School for Business and Society

About the Programme

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS) 

The Glasgow School for Business and Society comprises of six academic departments. The School has an international outlook and is committed to developing partnerships across the world. With a dynamic research portfolio, GSBS leads on the societal challenge of inclusive societies as part of GCU’s research strategy developed to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This research focuses on the themes of social justice, equalities and communities, and social innovation and public policy.  

We invite applications in the areas listed below for self-funded PhDs. Your proposal should outline what you want to research and how it links to the work of the relevant Department as below:  

Department of Economics and Law

  • Social Justice

Department of Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events

  • Lifestyle Choices and Sustainable Consumption

Department of Finance, Accounting and Risk

  • Risk, Governance (with a focus on finance and financial services) 

Department of Management and Human Resource Management

  • Sustainable and Responsible Leadership/Management Post-Pandemic

Department of Media and Journalism

  • Sustainable Screen Industries/Green Media (Arts Based Research, TV drama script output preferred) ​

Department of Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences for the Common Good

Applicants should possess as a minimum a good honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or Masters degree in a related area of study demonstrating sufficient evidence of academic/research ability in their chosen research area.  

For further information please contact the relevant Head of Department listed on departmental webpage or Dr Claire MacRae  

How to apply

To make an application, visit and begin by selecting your chosen subject area.

Please send any other enquires regarding your application to:

Fees and funding

Applicants are expected to find external funding sources to cover the tuition fees and living expenses. Alumni and International students new to GCU who are self-funding are eligible for fee discounts. 

See more on fees and funding.

Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

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