Integrated PhD

How to Apply for an IPhD

Applying for an IPhD is easy.

  1. Select a research project from the list below to learn more about the project. The research project shows which MSc programmes you can do alongside your research project, as part of your IPhD.
  2. When you are ready to apply, please apply through the PhD programme page.
  3. In your application research proposal box, add 'I wish to study the MSc in (select MSc from IPhD project choices) as the masters taught component of the IPhD'.
  4. For supervisor name, please ensure you write the named supervisors from your chosen IPhD project.
  5. Upload all of your documents.

If you have difficulty in selecting your Masters or PhD, please contact: 

Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine



  • Minimum entry is a 2.1 upper second class degree.
  • You must have full funding before starting this degree programme.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
  • Overall score 6.5
  • No sub-test less than 6.0
  • Or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (Pearsons/TOEFL)



Year of Study

Fees Home

Fees Int'l

Bench Fees (Dry -Wet)

Year 1 - MSc/MRes fee



No bench fees

Year 2 - PhD



£5000 - £12000

Year 3 - PhD



£5000 - £12000

Year 4 - PhD



£5000 - £12000

Year 5 - Thesis write up

No write up fee

No write up fee

No write up fee


£19,144 (approx)

£120,960 (approx)

£15000 - £36000 (approx)

Deposit/fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. If you choose to exit the IPhD after your first year, and wish to complete the full MSc, the full fee will be Home £10,650 and International/EU £30,240.


  • EU/International applicants are required to pay a deposit of £1000 when an offer is made. 

* Deposit/fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only *



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  • Does my degree qualify to apply for the course? The normal standard of admission for a research student is a good First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant discipline. In special circumstances, other academic qualifications, professional qualifications or experience, may be recognised as equivalent. In addition, IELTS, where required, at 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0).

  • When do the applications for the programme open? Applications normally open the year before you want to start, at the start of October. For example, if you want to start in Sept, you should be applying around October. This is due to the length of time it takes for different departments to review the application and for you to get your finances in order if working with a sponsor.
  • In the application it asks for a research title, what do I write? Please write 'IPhD programme'. Based on your MSc choice, your application will be sent to the appropriate department.
  • Can I get a scholarship? There are no University of Glasgow funded IPhD scholarships. You would have to self-fund or find an external sponsor.

  • Do I need to contact any potential supervisors at the application stage? You are welcome to reach out to potential supervisors, however, please note that in your first year you will be enrolled on a Masters degree and not yet working closely with your supervisor. There is a chance your subject interests may alter in the first year of study.
  • Do I need to write a research proposal before my application for the Integrated programme as well? No, there’s no need to write a research proposal as you’ll be applying for a Masters in the first instance. Instead, write a paragraph or two about the research you wish to study and why and also what MSc programme you'd like to start with.

  • Are there any funding options for international students to cover the difference in fees? Like Commonwealth scholarship? Students must have full fees to cover the full 5 year programme upon starting. The university does not cover any fees for the IPhD programme.
  • Can I exit early with an MSc qualification? You are required to complete 120 credits to progress on to the PhD element of the IPhD. If you wish to exit with the full MSc, you will need to complete the full 180 credit required to graduate with an MSc by completing the final project (60 credit). 
  • Do I need to re-apply for the PhD element after I finish my MSc? No, you are only required to submit one application at the beginning of the process. 

  • Do I get two qualifications at the end, for example, a masters and a PhD? No you only get one qualification which is for the completed PhD. This is because you do not complete 180 credits during the masters year.

  • Can I do this part time? For example, do the MSc part over two years and the PhD over five years? No this integrated programme is a full time programme.

  • Can I do this programme by distance learning? No you need to be present in Glasgow.

Advantages of an iPhD