Integrated PhD

How to apply


  • 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

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Fees Int'l

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. 


Advantages of an iPhD