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.
Applications now open until 30th April 2024.
Student interviews: 5–9th February and 20–24th May 2024
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. It is classified as one programme of study.
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 for an IPhD
Applying for an IPhD is easy.
- Select a research project from the list below to learn more about the project. The research project shows which MSc programmes you can do alongside your research project, as part of your IPhD.
- When you are ready to apply, please apply through the PhD programme page.
- In your application research proposal box, add 'I wish to study the MSc in (select MSc from IPhD project choices) as the masters taught component of the IPhD'.
- For supervisor name, please ensure you write the named supervisors from your chosen IPhD project.
- Upload all of your documents.
If you have difficulty in selecting your Masters or PhD, please contact: email@example.com
Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Animal Ecology [PhD/IPhD/MSc (Research)]
- Novel approaches to understand the relationship between environmental change and biodiversity in space and time
Evolutionary Analysis [PhD/IPhD/MSc (Research)]
Cancer Sciences MScR/PhD
- Evaluation of combination therapies targeting DNA damage repair signalling pathways in acute myeloid leukaemia
- Investigating the prognostic value of spatial immunophenotypes in lung cancer
- Investigating the role of autophagy and mitochondrial function in leukaemic stem cells
- Investigation of new therapeutic approaches to combat viral-associated cancer
- Mechanisms of metastasis: Defining how the sialomucin Podocalyxin drives metastatic colorectal cancer
- Microenvironment in paediatric and adult acute myeloid leukaemia
- Role of mitochondrial reprogramming in PPARG driven prostate cancer
- Therapeutic interventions to attenuate metastasis in colorectal cancer
- Understanding and exploiting immunogenic cell death to treat cancer
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Cardiovascular Medicine MScR/PhD/MD
- Advancing precision nutrition in multimorbidity: strategies for reducing excess risk mortality
- Developing therapeutic approaches for haemorrhagic stroke
- Exploring the health benefits of e-bike use compared to traditional non-electric bike commuting
- Investigating disease mechanisms of collagen IV disease including intracerebral haemorrhage
- Investigating the extracellular matrix in vascular disease to develop treatments
- Investigating mechanisms of stroke and small vessel disease
- Investigating the mechanism of CD93 in cardiovascular and metabolic disease
- Personalised management of blood testing for renal function in patients with and without diabetes
- Runx1 and heart failure
- Tailoring physical activity recommendations for individuals with multimorbidity: moving beyond a one-size-fits-all approach
- Understanding the causes and consequences of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in UK Biobank
- Uromodulin a precision medicine target for novel drug discovery in cardiovascular disease
Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Clinical and Surgical Sciences MScR/PhD/MD
Dentistry (Community Oral Health & Oral Sciences) MScR/PhD/MD
- Evaluating the reach and impact of the Childsmile programme: Scotland’s national child oral health improvement programme
- Inequalities in head and neck cancer (epidemiology and qualitative / mixed-methods research)
Nutrition PhD/IPhD/MD/MSc (Research)
Psychology and Neuroscience
Neuroscience & Psychology MScR/PhD/MD
- A neuroanatomical study of spinal cord circuits in health and chronic pain states
- Building a sense of direction: how do thalamus and cortex interact?
- Does thalamic control of entorhinal cortex contribute to circuit mechanisms of memory consolidation?
- Investigating the effects of expectation on cortical feedback processing using fMRI
- Investigation of the somatosensory coding mechanism in the spinal cord
- Spinal cord neuronal pathways for pain and itch
- Synaptic plasticity deficits in schizophrenia
- 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 (Pearsons/TOEFL)
Year of Study
Bench Fees (Dry -Wet)
Year 1 - MSc/MRes fee
No bench fees
Year 2 - PhD
£5000 - £12000
Year 3 - PhD
£5000 - £12000
Year 4 - PhD
£5000 - £12000
Year 5 - Thesis write up
No write up fee
No write up fee
No write up fee
No write up fee
£15000 - £36000 (approx)
Deposit/fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. If you choose to exit the IPhD after your first year, and wish to complete the full MSc, the full fee will be Home £10,650 and International/EU £30,240.
- 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, you should be applying around October. 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 a research title, 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 required to submit one application at the beginning of the process.
- Do I get two qualifications at the end, for example, a masters and a PhD? No you only get one qualification which is for the completed PhD. This is because you do not complete 180 credits during the masters year.
- Can I do this part time? For example, do the MSc part over two years and the PhD over five years? No this integrated programme is a full time programme.
- Can I do this programme by distance learning? No you need to be present in Glasgow.
Advantages of an iPhD
IPhD = ONE VISA
With the fusion of an 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 an MSc unrelated to their desired PhD, our IPhD realigns the path to your educational goals.