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PhD with the University of the West of Scotland

At the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), master, diploma and master graduates of German universities can start a PhD study.


The programme is designed as a full-time study programme for three years (in the case of part-time studies, the study period is extended accordingly) and concludes with the PhD (Philosophiae Doctor) after successful submission of the dissertation and an oral examination. This corresponds to the German doctoral degree and is recognised in Germany and internationally. The doctoral students are supervised by at least one supervisor each from the HdM and the UWS. There are presence days, on which seminars, compact courses, intermediate presentations (after 12 weeks, six months and one year) and meetings with compulsory attendance for the doctoral students take place. The program also provides for regular meetings between doctoral students and their supervisors.


Admission requirements are an above-average Master's, Diplom or Magister degree. Applications must include a brief outline of the research idea, two reference letters and the usual application documents. The thesis is written in English therefore the applicant must speak and formulate fluently English.


The qualified graduates from the following occupational fields can applicate:

  •     Engineering science
  •     computer science
  •     information sciences
  •     communication sciences
  •     Media and Cultural Studies
  •     Economic and Social Sciences

Selection of current doctoral procedures:

Björn von Prollius
Working title: Scoring Privacy: tools for raising privacy awareness in electronic media
HdM Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Edmund Ihler
UWS Supervisor Prof. Christos Grecos und Prof. Dr. Qi Wang

Daniel Thommes
Working title: A high performant remote user interface language and protocol for mobile scenarios
HdM Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Gerlicher
UWS Supervisor: Prof. Christos Grecos

Thomas Sprinzing
Working title: Impact of sustainability considerations on small sized graphic communications enterprises
HdM Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Faigle
UWS Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gagnon

Bernd Wiech
Working title: Total productivity measurement in make-to-order production on the example of web offset printing
HdM Supervisor: Prof. Bernd-Jürgen Matt
UWS Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rob Dekkers

Mirjam Müller
Working title: Comparative Studies of the Marketing Strategies in Museums in France, Germany and the UK
HdM Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Franco Rota
UWS Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Kosmala und Prof. Graham Jeffery