University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow Joint PhD Studentships

University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow Joint PhD Studentships

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Applications for 2019/20 are now closed.

The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are delighted to announce the launch of joint four-year PhD studentships, for entry in academic year 2019/20. We have 12 studentships available covering a stipend, tuition fees at Home/EU rates and travel funds.

Students are invited to apply for projects in three areas - One Health, Criminology, and Future Cities.

Students will be co-supervised by both institutions. 

Each student will spend up to 12 months carrying out a minimum of 2 taster projects (one at each university) before selecting their main PhD project. Students will participate in a residential symposium during their first year.

For more information, including a description of available projects and supervisors, follow the links in the theme boxes below.

Applications are invited from outstanding students from any location. International students should note that the difference between Home/EU fees and international fees must be covered by the student.

Application deadline: 5.00pm, Monday 21 January 2019. Interviews will take place in February 2019.‌‌

How to Apply

How to Apply

  • Prospective students should review the list of potential projects proposals and queries regarding eligibility can be directed to (University of Edinburgh) or (University of Glasgow).
  • Applicants should register their details online. Please note that this is not an application to study at the respective universities.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants may submit applications, via email to, up until the application deadline of 5.00pm, Monday 21 January 2019.  

    Required documentation should be submitted as a combined PDF document using the file name '<Theme>, <Applicant First name Surname> ie 'One Health, Phillipa Dean':

    1. Universities of Edinburgh & Glasgow PhD Studentship Application Form
    2. 2 references ( Your references needs to be the actual reference on headed paper with a signature, not just contact details. Candidates are required to submit at least 1 academic reference. The second reference may be academic or professional. These can be sent directly to if your referees would prefer, otherwise these should be combined with the application.)
    3. Degree transcripts (translations should be provided if the originals are not in English)
    4. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (if relevant)

About our Universities

About our Universities

About our Universities

The Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are research-intensive institutions with a combined population of over 5,000 postgraduate research students.

Our researchers investigate a range of fundamental and applied disciplines, from improving the health of human and animals in the UK and globally to understanding the causes of inequalities, deprivation and marginalisation.

The results of the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) showed that >80% of our research activity is in the highest categories (4* and 3*), which are classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In 2016/17 we attracted £440 million in competitive funding for research.

For more information on being a postgraduate student at our Universities visit:


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