Mobility and Collaboration Opportunities

Mobility and Collaboration Opportunities

International collaborations provide a range of opportunities for postgraduate 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 development and international career opportunities.  There are a number of options that could be considered as part of postgraduate research 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. This may be an individual arrangement or related to your funding stream or programme, such as ESRC-funded 'overseas institutional visits'. 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. General regulations are found at the link above and further information on the process is available from 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 Internship Hub web pages.  Funders may also promote internship opportunities, such as UKRI policy internships.  Contact your Graduate School for more information.

Hosting visits from postgraduate researchers registered for study at other institutions:
To strengthen and facilitate research collaborations, visiting researcher placements may be available and enable supervisors and Glasgow-based PGRs to work with colleagues from other institutions. 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 visiting researchers 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 (e.g., joint, double, dual programmes) 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 as a formal partnership at the programme level between two participating institutions prior to accepting students; they cannot be negotiated after registration. A collaborative programme of scholarship and research is designed, supervised, and examined by faculty from the two or more partner universities. The programme should be based on ongoing or developing research collaboration between research groups in the participating universities. Further details about setting up these arrangements can be found on the Academic Collaborations Office website. It should be noted that while these collaborations are valuable, they are complex to set up and sufficient time (minimum one year) should be allowed for the process prior to recruiting students. This route is not available when it is anticipated that only one student will be involved in the collaboration and other options (such as joint supervision or research visits) should be considered in this case. Information about existing programmes can be found via Graduate School web pages and on our Glasgow International pages.