Our IPhD is an innovative new way to undertake postgraduate education.
Combining Masters level teaching with a PhD will unlock the potential to a transformative training experience:
- Gain confidence
- Develop research skills
- Become a subject matter expert
The IPhD is your passport towards changing the world. Follow the 'How to Apply' steps below to start your journey.
WHAT IS AN IPhD?
Our Integrated PhD combines Masters level teaching with Doctorate level training/research allowing both UK national and international students to learn in a 1 + 3 + 1 format.
The IPhD enables students to familiarise themselves with; their subject at Masters level, research methods and academic writing techniques before embarking on their own independent research project.
How to apply
CHOOSE A MASTERS PROGRAMME
(Do not apply directly to the masters, but reference it in your IPhD application)
Choose a Masters
- Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law [MSc]
- Applied Neuropsychology [MSc(MedSci)/PgDip]
- Biomedical Sciences [MRes]
- Biomedical Sciences [MSc]
- Biotechnology [MSc]
- Biotechnology & Management [MSc/PgDip]
- Brain Sciences [MSc]
- Cancer Research & Precision Oncology [MSc]
- Cardiovascular Sciences [MSc(MedSci)]
- Clinical Pharmacology [MSc(MedSci)]
- Conservation Management of African Ecosystems [MSc]
- Ecology & Environmental Biology [MRes]
- Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Resistance [MSc]
- Food Security [MSc]
- Immunology & Inflammatory Disease [MSc]
- Infection Biology (with specialisms) [MSc]
- Global Health [MSc/MRes]
- Global Mental Health [MSc/PgDip/PgCert]
- Public Health [MPH/PgDip/PgCert]
- Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation & Epidemiology [MSc]
- Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine [MSc]
Search for a supervisor in your chosen research area. You don't need to contact them, but reference them in your application.
GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS
Now you are ready to gather your documents for your application.
- Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed) – scanned copy in colour of the original document
- Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed): scanned copy in colour of the original document
- One reference on headed paper (academic and/or professional)
- A brief paragraph outlining your research interests and the discipline you would like to undertake your PhD studies in and potential supervisors
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s) (Non-EU students only)
- Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
- Any additional documents required for this programme as asked for by the admissions department
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
*Please note there is no requirement for a research proposal or CV.
APPLY FOR YOUR IPhD: Research Opportunities
- Apply for the PhD you'd like to progress to and begin your application
- You will be given a small list of options to choose from; select MVLS Integrated PhD
- Fill out the details as required
- In the research proposal box add 'I wish to study the MSc in (chosen programme) as the masters taught component of the IPhD, followed by a PhD in (chosen programme)'
- For the supervisor name, write the supervisor who you would like to work with during your IPhD
- Upload all of your documents.
If you have difficulty in selecting your Masters or PhD, please contact: email@example.com
- Minimum entry is a 2.1 upper second class degree.
- You must have full funding before starting this degree programme.
- For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training.)
- Overall score 6.5
- No sub-test less than 6.0
- Or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (Duolingo/TEOFL)
|Year of Study||
Bench Fees (Dry -Wet)
|Year 1 - MSc||£9500||£23950||No bench fees|
|Year 2 - PhD||£4596||£23950||£5000 - £12000|
|Year 3 - PhD||£4596||£23950||£5000 - £12000|
|Year 4 - PhD||£4596||£23950||£5000 - £12000|
|Year 5 - Thesis write up||Writing up fees*||Writing up fees*||Writing up fees*|
|Total||£23288 (approx)||£95800 (approx)||£15000 - £36000 (approx)|
*Deposit/fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.
- EU/International applicants are required to pay a deposit of £1000 when an offer is made.
* Deposit/fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only *
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- Does my degree qualify to apply for the course? The normal standard of admission for a research student is a good First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant discipline. In special circumstances, other academic qualifications, professional qualifications or experience, may be recognised as equivalent. In addition, IELTS, where required, at 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0).
- When do the applications for the programme open? Applications normally open the year before you want to start, at the start of October. For example, if you want to start in Sept 2023, you should be applying around October 2022. This is due to the length of time it takes for different departments to review the application and for you to get your finances in order if working with a sponsor.
- In the application it asks for the name of a supervisor, what do I write? Please write 'IPhD programme'. Based on your MSc choice, your application will be sent to the appropriate department.
- Can I get a scholarship? There are no University of Glasgow funded iPhD scholarships. You would have to self-fund or find an external sponsor.
- Do I need to contact any potential supervisors at the application stage? You are welcome to reach out to potential supervisors, however, please note that in your first year you will be enrolled on a Masters degree and not yet working closely with your supervisor. There is a chance your subject interests may alter in the first year of study.
- Do I need to write a research proposal before my application for the Integrated programme as well? No, there’s no need to write a research proposal as you’ll be applying for a Masters in the first instance. Instead, write a paragraph or two about the research you wish to study and why and also what MSc programme you'd like to start with.
- Are there any funding options for international students to cover the difference in fees? Like Commonwealth scholarship? Students must have full fees to cover the full 5 year programme upon starting. The university does not cover any fees for the IPhD programme.
- Can I exit early with an MSc qualification? You are required to complete 120 credits to progress on to the PhD element of the IPhD. If you wish to exit with the full MSc, you will need to complete the full 180 credit required to graduate with an MSc by completing the final project (60 credit).
- Do I need to re-apply for the PhD element after I finish my MSc? No, you are only requried to submit one application at the beginning of the process.
ARVIN (PhD STUDENT)
I'm doing a PhD at the University of Glasgow and I'm looking at protein folding in mammalian cells. I previously did an MSC at Glasgow and I really like the research environment, it's top class, I mean there's a lab everywhere and the things that you're working on is amazing... in addition to that the research skills I'm getting, the networking, it's just amazing meeting people from all over the world.
ASHLEIGH (PhD STUDENT)
I’m Ashley and I’m a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Glasgow… I loved the environment of Glasgow because it was really supportive and the research environment here is really nourishing because there’s so many different types of Supervisors and expertise- so I found my perfect supervisory team.
OM (PhD STUDENT)
I’m Om Alkhir and I’m doing a PhD in Dentistry Clinical Studies in Glasgow Dental Hospital. My supervisors they are really friendly… giving me the support I needed to have balance in my social life; my responsibility as a parent, and in doing my PhD. So I think this is the main thing I really loved about my experience on the PhD.
Advantages of an iPhD
IPhD = ONE VISA
With the fusion of a MSc and PhD, international students only need to apply for one visa.
The IPhD allows you to develop outstanding research skills before you begin the doctoral phase.
BACHELORS TO PHD
Undergraduates with a career goal requiring a PhD can achieve their aim through the iPhD.
Once your IPhD begins, you'll join our talented and sociable Master's student communities.
The IPhD is a great opportunity to become an expert in your chosen subject before starting the PhD.
For those with a MSc unrelated to their desired PhD, our IPhD realigns the path to your educational goals.