Mobility and Collaboration Opportunities

Mobility and Collaboration Opportunities

International collaborations provide a range of opportunities for postgraudate students to undertake part of their study or research abroad. International mobility within postgraduate programmes offers an experience that can enhance academic, personal and professional devleopment and international career opportunities.  There are a number of options that could be considered as part of postgraduate programmes at Glasgow.

  • Opportunities to undertake research away from / furth of Glasgow:
    Many research students will want to spend time working away from Glasgow during their period of research. Subject to certain conditions and agreement, a period of research 'furth of Glasgow' may range from one month of continuous time up to a maximum of one year. Further information on the process is available from the Postgraduate Research Service and your Graduate School.
  • Placements and Internships during your PhD:
    Undertaking job-shadowing, placements, internships or voluntary work during your PhD can be a valuable way of gaining new skills and tangible evidence of these for your CV, as well as giving you an insight into possible career opportunities.  If this is something that interests you, speak to your supervisor to see what they think about the idea. Further information is available on the Researcher Development web pages.
  • Hosting visits from postgraduate researchers registered for study at other institutions:
    To strengthen and facilitate research collaborations, visiting researcher placements may be available. Details are set out in our Visiting Researcher Policy. Further information is available from the relevant Graduate School.  Students interested in studying at Glasgow as a visiting researcher should first seek out an appropriate supervisor to support them while they are here. Information about staff research interests can be found by using our online search tool or by reviewing College and School / Research Institute research pages.
  • Developing Collaborative PhD arrangements: 
    Collaborative PhDs (joint degrees or double (co-tutelle) degrees) are designed for cohorts of students to enable them to undertake research at two leading academic institutions, one of which is the University of Glasgow.  They are organised between two participating institutions prior to accepting students onto the programme; they cannot be negotiated after registration. A collaborative programme of scholarship and research is designed, supervised, and examined by faculty from the partner universities.  The programme should be based on ongoing or developing research collaboration between research groups in the two participating universities. Further details about these arrangements can be found on the Academic Collaborations Office website.  This route is not available when it is anticipated that only one student will be involved in the collaboration and the options above should be considered in this case.
  • U21 Joint PhD Progamme:
    While the broad outline of a framework between the U21 members has been agreed, jointly supervised and awarded PhDs in partnershp with U21 Network members are subject to a signed Memorandum of Agreement negotiated between the parties. This agreement would need to be finalised prior to a student commencing their studies. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact the Graduate School in the College in which they would plan to study in the first instance.