PhD research degrees offer you an opportunity to spend an extended period working on an advanced topic. Details on the topics are available from each academic  link below. 

Accounting and Finance

ESRC Studentship Scotland


Computing academia is highly rated for its research and you will have the chance to work alongside leading researchers in their areas of interest which include artificial Intelligence, human-computer interaction, mathematical applications, programming languages, computer vision and space technology.

Read more about Computing PhD opportunities.


Read about Dentistry PhD opportunities.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD)

DJCAD welcome applications from excellent candidates who are keen to join a vibrant research community.

Read more about DJCAD PhD opportunities.

Economic Studies

ESRC Studentship Scotland


ESRC Studentship Scotland

Read about Environment PhD opportunities.

Engineering, Physics and Mathematics

More than 80 research students, representing many different nationalities, work across the school’s three major disciplines, tapping into a global research environment and culture.

Read more about Engineering, Physics and Mathematics PhD opportunities.

Education, Social Work & Community Education

Students come from all over the world and there is a strong community that students can draw on academically and non-academically.

Read more about Education, Social Work & Community Education PhD opportunities.


ESRC Studentship Scotland


ESRC Studentship Scotland


Studying for a research degree in Humanities offers the exciting prospect of working at the frontiers of knowledge under the supervision of an expert and in the company of equally enthusiastic and dedicated fellow researchers.

AHRC Doctoral Programme Scotland

ESRC Studentship Scotland

Read more about Humanities PhD opportunities.


AHRC Doctoral Programme Scotland

ESRC Studentship Scotland

Read about Law PhD opportunities.

Life Sciences Research

Read about the Life Sciences Research PhD opportunities.


Read about the Medicine PhD opportunities.

Nursing & Health Sciences

Read about the Nursing and Health Sciences PhD opportunities.


Psychology PhD opportunities for Sept 2015.

Read about the Psychology PhD opportunities.



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