PhD studentships

PhD studentships

If you are interested in applying for any of these PhD positions we strongly encourage you to contact the identified project supervisor before or simultaneously with submitting a formal application, so that we can look out for, and if necessary help you with the submission of your application.


We expect to be offering a range of PhD projects funded by the UK Research Councils (BBSRC, MRC and NERC), the Wellcome Trust and other funding bodies, mostly for projects that will start in October 2013.

Details of these projects will be advertised on this page, on the College's Graduate School page and at the FindAPhd.com website.


Recent Projects - closing date now passed

Recent Projects - closing date now passed

Ph.D. Research Projects

BBSRC Scholarships -

  • You are what you eat: Investigating the Interlinked Cycle of Relationships between Host Gut Microbiome, Immune System and Systemic Infection
    Supervisors: Dr Annette MacLeod/Prof Paul Garside/Dr Gill Douce
  • Predicting the ecological determinants of the emergence of zoonotic malaria
    Supervisor: Dr Heather Ferguson/Prof Rowland Kao
  • Effect of early stress on patterns of ageing and senescence in vertebrates
    Supervisor: Prof Neil Metcalfe
  • Emerging Zoonotic Disease Risk in Informal Urban Settlements in Tanzania
    Supervisors: Prof Sarah Cleaveland/Prof Joanne Sharp
  • Development of a novel, non-invasive tool to assess welfare in birds
    Supervisors: Dr Ruedi Nager/Dr Dorothy McKeegan/Dominic Macaffert

Boyd Orr Centre for for Population and Ecosystem Health/The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Studentship in quantitative epidemiology - further information - Studentship - July 2012
    Closing date for applications was 31st July 2012

Wellcome Trust

  • Molecular functions in disease

A full list of PhD and MRes Scholarships is available through our MVLS Graduate School pages - http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/graduateschool/researchopportunities/scholarshipopportunities/


Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Studentships

Deadline Now Passed
(1st December 2012)
Stipend: £13,590 per annum plus full fees


  • How the salamander got his spots: the genetics of colour, shape, and local adaptation in European salamanders
    Kathryn Elmer & Barbara Mable, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
    Kathryn.elmer@glasgow.ac.uk
    Project Details - How the salamander got his spots
  • Breeding in a contaminated world: do environmental pollutants promote mistiming of reproduction and limit the breeding success of farmland birds?
    Barbara Helm, Michelle Bellingham, Maureen Bain, Neil Evans & Jane Robinson (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow)
    Barbara.helm@glasgow.ac.uk
    Project Details - Breeding in a contaminated world 
  • Why are Seal and Seabird Colonies where they are?
    Jason Matthiopoulos (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow), with external collaborating inputs from Sarah Wanless and Francis Daunt (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology); Bernie McConnell and Debbie Russell, (University of St Andrews); and Keith Hamer (University of Leeds)
    Jason.matthiopoulos@glasgow.ac.uk
    Project Details - Why are Seal and Seabird Colonies where they are
  • Evolvability in the face of climate change: understanding developmental effects on bone and its ecological consequences
    Kevin Parsons, Neil Metcalfe, Pat Monaghan (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow)
    kevin.parsons@glasgow.ac.uk
    Project Details - Evolvability in the face of climate change