PhD Researcher

Gibraltar (GB) (GI)
30 May 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Gibraltar is a new, dynamic university located in one of the world’s most important crossing points. The Straits of Gibraltar have served as both bridge and barrier between Africa and Europe, and the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, since prehistory. This unique location, coupled with outstanding facilities, means that the University is ideally placed to become a centre of excellence generating high-quality original academic research.

The University’s research effort is based on the following overarching goals:

  • Support excellence in scholarship
  • Match our strengths with opportunities
  • Increase our research capacity, particularly in Gibraltar-related subjects
  • Create a dynamic research environment to promote research excellence
  • Invest in individuals and provide the infrastructure and support for each to excel in his or her chosen field of inquiry or expression.

So what are you interested in studying?

Our degrees are available to those who want to pursue their studies through conventional research and the University welcomes proposals from interested individuals. You may propose any Gibraltar and/or Mediterranean-related subject as your research area, but a number of themes for 2017/ 2018 have been identified and will be given priority in the selection process: 

  • Neanderthals; Culture, Ecology and Extinction
  • The Constitutional development of Gibraltar
  • Urban-adapted Wildlife Species in Gibraltar
  • Cultures and Identities of the Mediterranean
  • Species, Climate Change and Conservation
  • Gambling and Responsible Behaviour
  • Marine Protected Species and Conservation
  • Archaeology and the Fortress Town of Gibraltar
  • Education for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
  • The Impact of Sports in Small Nations
  • Education: Developing Pedagogies
  • Gibraltar and Brexit; Challenges and Opportunities

Why should I become a University of Gibraltar PhD Researcher?

When you become a University of Gibraltar PhD Researcher, you will be provided with a range of facilities and support structures to assist you in your research studies. These facilities include: 

  • Use of the University of Gibraltar premises, with access to relevant Associate Campuses of the University of Gibraltar and their resources, including The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, The Gibraltar Museum and The Gibraltar Garrison Library;
  • Gibraltar and Internationally-based specialist academic supervisors to support you with your studies;
  • Access to specialist equipment and other researchers;
  • Taught courses to complement and support main research themes;
  • A collegiate atmosphere within which to undertake your research
  • Further details of our priority themes and our PhD programme can be found at

The University is now accepting submissions of proposals for the academic year 2017/2018. Further details of our priority themes, our PhD programme and how to apply can be found at