Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

PGR Convenor
Dr Luca Anceschi

We have a dynamic and thriving PhD student community which plays a significant role in the research activities of the subject area. Our students regularly deliver papers at leading international conferences, publish their findings in leading scholarly journals, and are helping to shape the research agendas in their respective areas.

Postgraduate students are provided with numerous opportunities to advance their research skills and subject knowledge. These include regular talks and classes by leading academics via an extensive visiting scholars programme, cross-institutional workshops and mini-conferences. Students also benefit from the opportunity to participate in international Summer Schools and regular joint events with a number of partner universities including the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

In addition, CEES Postgraduates are supported by:

  • Work in Progress Seminar Series for the discussion of key findings and methodological issues;
  • CEES Seminar Series which attracts leading scholars and policymakers working in the region;
  • Individual postgraduate review panels at which the Doctoral Convenor and individual supervisors can meet to discuss progress with each student;
  • CV development through opportunities to tutor and teach at both Undergraduate Level and Postgraduate Level and to actively participate in research projects.

PhD Supervision

Our staff provide supervision in a wide range of subjects linked to our strengths in both historical processes and contemporary societal and political changes within the region. We are also involved in joint supervision teams with colleagues from across the College of Social Sciences. Read our staff profiles for more information about our research specialisms.

Funding Opportunities

We support students studying both full-time and part-time and our current students are funded through diverse sources including UK Research Councils and the University's own College of Social Sciences. Together with Edinburgh we form the Language-Based Area Studies Pathway of the Economic and Social Research Council-(ESRC) funded Scottish Graduate School of Social Science's Doctoral Training Centre.

Scholarship opportunities in Russian, Central and East European Studies

The ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, Language-based Area Studies & International Development Pathway

Application information and guidance

ESRC-funded PhD scholarships in the field of Russian, Central and East European Studies are available at the University of Glasgow.  These scholarships are open to students holding a Home (UK/EU) institutional degree. To be eligible for a full scholarship (fees and annual maintenance grant) applicants must meet UK residency conditions. EU students who do not meet UK residency requirements will be considered for a fees only scholarship. 

These annual scholarships are available on the following models depending upon your prior qualifications:

2+3

1+3

+3

  • (Years 1-3) PhD

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma is only currently available in Russian. Other regional languages at Postgraduate Certificate level (Polish, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian) are subject to annual availability.

Please take note of the following dates and deadlines:

  • 23rd December 2016 - Notification of Interest & Proposal Deadline. Interested applicants should have notified Dr Luca Anceschi of their intention to apply to the competition and forwarded a completed draft proposal to their nominated supervisor. The supervisor will work with the applicant to strengthen the proposal.
  • 13th January 2017 - University of Glasgow Pathway Application Deadline All applicants must submit a full and complete SGS-DTC application (including references) to the Glasgow LBAS + ID pathway convenor Dr Luca Ancheschi. Applicants will be ranked by the pathway’s internal University of Glasgow committee.
  • 1st February 2017 - Nominated candidates will be informed of their selection and nomination to apply to the SGS-DTC.
  • 6th February 2017 - Nominated candidates must register on the ESRC SGS-DTC portal
  • 17th  February 2017 - Nominated candidates must have uploaded their full and completed applications to the ESRC SGS-DTC portal.
  • Week beginning 8th May 2017 - Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Further information can be found on the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences website.

Application forms & guideance notes for the SGS-DTC are available.

Applicants should include:

  • Scholarship application form
  • Academic transcripts for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • 2 academic references
  • 1 statement of support from your prospective Glasgow supervisor
  • Research proposal (1200 words excluding references

College of Social Science Scholarship Competition 2017-18

Application information and guidance

This is an open competition. All UK/EU and international applicants interested in undertaking a PhD in Central & East European, Russian, and Eurasian studies are encouraged to apply. This scholarship provides 3 year (full-time) / 5 year (part-time) funding support, including full fees (at Home/EU or international rate), maintenance bursary (£14,254 full-time/£8552.40 part-time tbc for 2016/17) and research support grant (£750 FT / £450 PT).

First year unfunded PhD students already undertaking their research at the University of Glasgow with a start date between 1 September 2016 and 1st September 2017 may apply for a +2 award. For further information and specific details on how to apply please see the College of Social Sciences Student Funding Opportunities.

Please note the following dates:

  • 23rd December 2016: Notification on Interets & Proposal Deadline - Interested applicants should have notified Dr Luca Anceschi of their intention to apply to the CoSS Scholarship competition and forwarded a completed draft proposal to their nominated supervisor. The supervisor will work with the applicant to strengthen the proposal.
  • 3rd February 2017 (17:00hrs) - The closing date and time for completed applications to be sent to William Shirriffs in a single email
  • February 2017 - Applicants will be ranked by the subject and school
  • March 2017 - Nominated applicants will be forwarded to the College of Social Science and a decision on the award made.
  • Week beginning 20th March 2017 - Applicants will be notified of the award decision.

Applicants should include:

  • Scholarship application form
  • Academic transcripts for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • 2 academic references (including 1 statement of support from your prospective Glasgow supervisor)
  • Research proposal (1500 words excluding references)

How to apply