Research course


University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing is the largest of the ten institutes and schools of the MVLS College.
It is recognised within the University and externally for its innovative and distinctive basic science, translational and clinical research programmes in medicine, dentistry and nursing and healthcare based on interdisciplinarity and a multiprofessional approach.
We have one of the largest and most prestigious medical schools in Europe with over 170 postgraduate research students involved in a wide range of research subject areas including human nutrition, paediatric endocrinology, cancer biomarkers as well research in medical education and e-learning.
The interface with the NHS partners is critical to our research strategy and comprises a key element for translating basic science discoveries into clinical practice with clear societal benefits.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months

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