The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences is one of the largest centres for research and professional training in Life Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Nursing in the UK. With just over 1200 postgraduate students, the College Graduate School is a thriving intellectual community, providing training and teaching for the clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals of tomorrow.
With an on-going programme of investment in buildings and equipment, the College provides students with access to state-of-the-art facilities and world-class researchers. The College also offers a broad-based skills training programme designed to help students acquire a wide range of transferable skills that they will require in pursuing their future careers.
In addition to being at the forefront of internationally-competitive, leading-edge research, the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences offers over 40 Postgraduate Taught Programmes to graduates from a range of clinical, veterinary medicine and biomedical backgrounds. College Graduate School students come from a wide variety of diverse cultural backgrounds. Over 25% of our students come from either the EU or overseas. A range of services have been especially developed to support this group, including Pre-Sessional English courses for students whose first language is not English and counsellors to whom international students can turn for advice.
The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences was created in August 2010, by merging the Faculties of Medicine, Biomedical & Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. All Faculties across the University of Glasgow have been restructured in this way, the purpose of which is to enhance our position as one of the world’s great, broad based, research intensive universities, second to none in Scotland. By merging the existing three Faculties, postgraduate students will benefit, by having access to a wider breadth of academic disciplines and subject areas.
Students may undertake research leading to the degrees of PhD, MD, DDS or MSc (Med Sci), all of which are formally supervised by staff working either in research groups or in smaller academic units. The normal standard of admission for a research student will be a good First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (or Masters) in a relevant discipline provided always that a relevant degree for which no honours classification exists will be acceptable.
The Graduate School offers a limited number of scholarships for research leading to PhD. These scholarships are normally linked to specific projects or areas of research. Further information at http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/graduateschool/scholarshipopportunities/