Being a PhD student at the Unit

Being a PhD student at the Unit

The Unit advertises a small number of PhD studentships annually and this is the main route to undertaking a PhD here. There are lots of things to think about before embarking on a PhD and we hope the information provided here will be useful to anyone interested in applying for one of our studentships. Current students have made videos and written about what it’s like to do a PhD at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, and there also details of some important practical issues.

Click the links below for video clips of some of our students talking about doing a PhD at the Unit.

"First week on the job": Matt Smith and Rosie Seaman
Starting a PhD in the Unit: Lauren White, Sheela Tripathee and Karl Ferguson
Social aspects of doing a PhD: Karl Ferguson and Lauren White
Experiences of work and study at MRC/CSO SPHSU, University of Glasgow: Craig Donnachie and Michael Green

Read what our current students say about doing their PhDs.

Why study at the Unit?
What to expect from your PhD studentship interview
What to expect from your first week
An overview of PhD milestones
The submission and Viva process

Read about how some of our current students came to do a PhD and what they are studying.

Student profile: Aidan Cassidy
Student profile: Hilllary Collins
Student profile: Ian MacNeill
Student profile: Francesca Pannullo