Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in central and east european studies.
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A one-page research proposal
- Name of potential Supervisor
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The University of Glasgow has a long history of research excellence related to the former socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe following the establishment of the Department for the Study of the Social and Economic Institutions of the USSR during the late 1940s.
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, an annual international Summer School and regular joint events with 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.
Our staff provide supervision in a wide range of subjects linked to our strengths in both historical processes and contemporary societal changes within the region. We are also involved in joint supervision teams with colleagues from across the College of Social Sciences. Research groups include:
- Assessing Accession - Central and Eastern Europe in the EU
- Glasgow Baltic Research Unit
- History, Legacy and Social Transformation
- Identity, Culture and Welfare
- Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies
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
Fees and funding
Please see the College of Social Sciences scholarship opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details