PhD by Research

An independent study

KEY FACTS

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Faculty:
Research Office

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Study Options:
Full/Part Time

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Start Date:
Oct '24

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Level:
Research: Level 8

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Course Length:
FT 3 to 5 Years/ PT 4 to 8 Years

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Fees:

Full-time: £6,100 per annum
Part-time: Please contact us
International (Non EU): £13,300 per annum
(2023/24 international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

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Become a PhD Researcher

Invest in your future with the University of Gibraltar. Join our vibrant, ambitious and growing research community.
Choose to study your PhD at our university and benefit from a personalised study experience.
Profit from our unique geographical location, our facilities and our established connections with experienced supervisors locally and abroad.
Get ready to take your next steps into academia.
view full programme specificationResearch Ethics Policy

Meet the students

"University of Gibraltar seemed perfectly situated to offer me that expansion of my worldview, with the intimate support of a small team and the excitement of building something together."
"Being a Commonwealth student means a lot to me as through the Commonwealth’s Scholarship support, I get to continue pursuing my educational dreams."
"The research outcomes of my project in Gibraltar has the potential to influence global wildlife-conservation debates in other locations and nature reserves experiencing similar unique human-wildlife conflicts. "
"My scholarship has allowed me to work with the Gibraltar National Museum, and has created a lot of additional opportunities, including being able to take part in the Gibraltar History Lecture Series."
"The main focus of my research is to improve the scientific basis for the management of western Mediterranean wetlands in drylands, specifically looking at the role of carbon within the wetlands."
"Gibraltar is a great place to build your network among the gaming and gambling industry. I believe I can help drive policy and interventions that help users in the industry, while applying what we learn and work on, at the research centre. "
"The University of Gibraltar is a tight-knit family where you can closely interact with the staff and other students, feel loved and valued, and at the same time be in a position to access new excellent academic infrastructure."
"My research explored the sustainability of dementia care and the impact of therapeutic services for people with dementia in terms of their cognition, function and quality of life."
"My main objective is to use GIS to gauge the efficacy of the built defences around Gibraltar. I am going to create a model which fires virtual cannon and, using, cartographically correct maps of Gibraltar throughout its history."
"My research concerns the changes that occurred in the Andes during the Inka and Spanish conquests. To understand these changes, I compared two different areas: the Huari province in the Peruvian North-Central Andes, and the Calchaqui Valley in the North-western Argentina. "
  • Judith Glynn

    PhD

    “University of Gibraltar seemed perfectly situated to offer me that expansion of my worldview, with the intimate support of a small team and the excitement of building something together.”

    read full profile
  • Petros Dimitriou

    PhD

    “Being a Commonwealth student means a lot to me as through the Commonwealth’s Scholarship support, I get to continue pursuing my educational dreams.”
    read full profile
  • Bethany Gadd

    PhD

    “The research outcomes of my project in Gibraltar has the potential to influence global wildlife-conservation debates in other locations and nature reserves experiencing similar unique human-wildlife conflicts.”
    read full profile
  • Natalie Wilson

    PhD

    “My scholarship has allowed me to work with the Gibraltar National Museum, and has created a lot of additional opportunities, including being able to take part in the Gibraltar History Lecture Series.”
    read full profile
  • Tasmin Griffith

    PhD

    “The main focus of my research is to improve the scientific basis for the management of western Mediterranean wetlands in drylands, specifically looking at the role of carbon within the wetlands.”
    read full profile
  • Harshdeep S. Mangat

    PhD

    “Gibraltar is a great place to build your network among the gaming and gambling industry. I believe I can help drive policy and interventions that help users in the industry, while applying what we learn and work on, at the research centre.”

    read full profile
  • Ronald Ngetich

    PhD

    “The University of Gibraltar is a tight-knit family where you can closely interact with the staff and other students, feel loved and valued, and at the same time be in a position to access new excellent academic infrastructure.”

    read full profile
  • Sonal Samtani

    PhD

    “My research explored the sustainability of dementia care and the impact of therapeutic services for people with dementia in terms of their cognition, function and quality of life.”
    read full profile
  • Keith Madeira

    PhD

    Read about PhD student Keith Madeira as he uses GIS to gauge the efficacy of the built defences around Gibraltar. With the aims of creating a model which fires virtual cannon and, using cartographically correct maps of Gibraltar throughout its history.
    read full profile
  • Elisa Benozzi

    PhD

Meet our PhD Students

Meet your PhD Supervisors

List of SupervisorsResearch and Research Degree Committee

What we can provide

As a University of Gibraltar researcher, you will be provided with a range of facilities and support structures to assist you in your research studies. These include:
  • Your Primary and Secondary supervisors; locally and internationally-based:
  • Use of the University of Gibraltar premises, with access to relevant Associate Campuses; including The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, The Gibraltar National Museum and The Gibraltar Garrison Library; The Gibraltar Health Authority and various business partners;
  • Access to specialist equipment where applicable;
  • Taught courses to complement and support main research themes;
  • A collegiate atmosphere within which to undertake your research

Research Hubs

Come and join our vibrant, ambitious and growing research community.

Choose to study your PhD at University of Gibraltar and immediately benefit from a bespoke and immersive experience. Profit from our unique geographical location, our new dedicated facilities and our established connections with experienced supervisors locally and abroad. Get ready to take your next steps into academia.

Have a question?

Send us an email

Send a member of our Research Team an email to find out more about our PhD programme.
EMAIL US HERE

Talk to us

Call us to chat with a member of our research team.

+350 200 71000 ext.826 or ext.805

Entry Requirements

Our degrees are available to those who want to pursue their studies through conventional research. The doctoral programme is normally open to anyone who:

  • Holds a recognised Master’s degree; or
  • Has a good honours degree and research or professional experience at postgraduate level
  • All applicants will be expected to submit a research proposal alongside their application. Please find a guide below.

We suggest that you email the research office at researchoffice@unigib.edu.gi to discuss your project prior to submitting a research proposal.

RESEARCH PROPOSAL GUIDE

English Language Requirements:

An overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application. Please click below for more info.

QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”

Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.

Fees

Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Full-Time £6,100 3 to 5 years
Part-Time Please contact us 4 to 8 years
International (Non-EU) £13,300 3 to 8 years (International and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Note: Above fees are applicable to the 2023/2024 Academic year and are payable per annum. Fees are subject to indexation.
Additional bench/lab fees may be applicable in some cases. Please enquire for further details.

Scholarships

The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a limited number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. These scholarships are highly competitive; they are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

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Enquire

Any questions? Please contact the research office at researchoffice@unigib.edu.gi. You can also contact the Research Programme Coordinator on +350 200 71000. Ext. 826.

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