Research Opportunities

We offer research opportunities in PhD, MPhil and MSc research programmes and a professional Doctorate in Education (Research) (EdD).

The Master of Research (MRes) programmes have been designed to help you into a research career in social sciences, giving you the skills to pursue a career in research in the public, private or academic sectors. They provide ideal training for PhD research, and most are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for 1+3 funding.

Two of our PhD students share their experiences and offer helpful advice to becoming a postgraduate researcher with the College of Social Sciences.

My PhD Experience: Miranda Cichy

5 Tips for Future PhD Students: Denanjalee Gunaratne

Explore our areas of research

We welcome enquiries and proposals from students wishing to pursue research in the areas of strength and interest of our Schools. 

You can see more about research areas on the School websites:

You can use the University of Glasgow staff research interests search to find potential supervisors in your research areas of interest.

And use the links below to see more about each of our postgraduate research programmes. 

Postgraduate research opportunities


Get more information and apply via Postgraduate research opportunities A-Z.


See information on the University of Glasgow postgraduate website regarding postgraduate research fees