Information below sets out some of the main details for supervisors of a MVLS DTP student.

Submitting and Project Proposal

Prior to recruitment each year we run a project call whereby potential supervisors are invited to submit a project proposal.

Staff will be asked to submit an application form requesting information including:

Supervisor(s) information
Project Description
Project Timeplan
Grant information
Supervision history
Alignment with MVLS DTP Themes
Information on collaborative nature of project
Projects that are collaborative in nature, either cross institution or with Industry are strongly encouraged.

All project proposals will be reviewed by members of the MVLS Management Team and the final list of projects for advertisment decided by the Committee. Note: Applicants apply to the programme not directly to a project. This is not a direct entry programme. 

Early August - call for project proposals issued
Late September - deadline for staff to submit project proposals
Mid October - shortlisting of projects by Steering Committee
Late October/November - staff informed if their project proposal has been sucessful or not
November - successful proposals are advertised
November-Jan - advert runs
February - shortlisted interviews

Student Application Process

Applications to the programme are submitted via the University of Glasgow's admission portal. 

Further information on the guidance given to applicants is available here.  

Once the application deadline has passed, the DTP Management Team will review and shortlist candidates for interview. 
Interviews will be carried out by members of the MVLS DTP Management Team. 

November - projects advertised on FindaPhD and website etc.
Early January - deadline for student applications.
Early January - applications sent DTP Management for review. 
Early/Mid February - DTP interview panels and ranking applicants.
Late February - confirmation of offers.


Supervisors are responsible for monitoring MVLS DTP student progress and reporting annually.  You should ensure you are aware of the programme milestones as outlined for students and will submit reports each year as required.
The DTP PG Administrative Officer will monitor the specific milestones for this programme.  

The Postgraduate Research Annual Review is supported by MVLS Graduate School, you will receive email prompts from the system when action is required, please ensure that you complete your sections in a timely fashion.  Additional guidance for supervisors on completion of is available here

Supervisors should be honest with their feedback to students and raise any concerns with the Programme Director as soon as possible.