PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

The PhD represents the highest academic achievement. It is designed so as to provide highly qualified and motivated scholars with the opportunity to pursue a research interest in depth over an extended period under expert supervision.

  • 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time, leading to the presentation and defence of a thesis of up to 100,000 words
  • dedicated supervision by experts in your chosen subject area
  • research training programme within the School, supported by wider provision within the College of Social Sciences
  • entry in September or January
  • regular research events, including graduate research seminars, poster events, reading groups
  • access to exceptional library and online resources
  • dedicated office space (full-time candidates), free printing, conference funding.

Please email law-pgr-director@glasgow.ac.uk with any enquiries of an academic nature.