10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

The College of Social Sciences is offering a 10% discount to former University of Glasgow graduates (Alumni) wishing to pursue a Postgraduate Research Degree in the College.

This discount will be for all Postgraduate Research Students (PhD, EdD, MPhil by Research & MLitt) Full and Part-time, who have previously completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree at the University of Glasgow.

The discount will apply for the full term of study (3 years full time / 5 years part-time).

There is no restriction on the period of time between completion of the current award and enrolling on a the Postgraduate Research Degree Programme.

To be granted this discount you must indicate when applying for admission that you are a University of Glasgow Graduate.


Educational Research PhD Scholarship

Educational Research PhD Scholarship

Ph.D Studentship in Educational Research

College of Social Sciences Graduate School, University of Glasgow

1 Part-Time PhD Studentship

Applications are sought from appropriately qualified candidates who would like to pursue a part-time PhD programme of research in the area of Educational Policy and Practice within the School of Education. The focus of the research will be on one of the ‘grand challenges’ of our time, the relationship between socio-economic disadvantage and low educational achievement and what might be done to close the gap between learners from more and less advantaged backgrounds. The successful candidate will be part of a larger team involved in a new and exciting initiative at the University of Glasgow exploring ways in which research, policy and practice might interact to promote more equitable education systems.

The studentship includes full fees and a stipend in line with the agreed RCUK rates (currently £6863 per year for a part-time student). Progression to submission of thesis will be subject to satisfactory annual progress.

In the first instance, potential candidates should prepare an outline proposal addressing the following key questions:

1. What policies, processes and practices demonstrate success in loosening the link between low educational achievement and disadvantage?

2. How can these practices be moved across and between schools while retaining their potency?

This research should be designed to shed new light on enduring questions that have preoccupied researchers over many years:

  • What are the key factors linking low educational achievement to socio-economic disadvantage?
  • How do these factors interact with each other? 
  • What can schools do to offset socio-economic disadvantage?

How to Apply

Applicants for this scholarship must first submit a complete application for admission to the PhD Educational Studies (part-time) at the University of Glasgow. Details of how to apply for the PhD Educational Studies programme can be found on the College of Social Sciences webpages http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/.

After the completed application for admission has been submitted online, applicants should send an email to Christopher.Chapman@glasgow.ac.uk by 5pm on Wednesday  30 April 2014, including copies of all documents which have been submitted as part of the PhD application (proposal, references, transcript etc).

For further information or for an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Professor Christopher Chapman at chris.chapman@glasgow.ac.uk or on 07595 023131


LKAS Scholarship Application Procedure

LKAS Scholarship Application Procedure

Potential applicants should contact the relevant project supervisor via email to discuss their proposal as a first step.

Formal applications for the scholarship should then be submitted to Alan McConnell (alan.mcconnell@glasgow.ac.uk):

  • Covering letter
  • 2-page proposal
  • CV
  • 2 academic references
  • academic transcripts 

Application deadline Monday 19th May 2014, 5pm.