Postgraduate research

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a diverse range of opportunities for research students interested in pursuing a PhD by research, publication or by practice. We have a strong tradition in innovative and interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities, and we have excellent opportunities both within and across a wide range of disciplines.

Research students can draw on the expertise of our academic staff, all of whom have national and international reputations in their respective fields. We value the opportunity to work with new research talent and have put in place a supportive environment for you to develop your skills and pursue your specialist field of research.

The Faculty also supports advanced provision in research-led Masters programmes (MRes). These 1- or 2-year full-time or part-time degrees provide a frame for flexible advanced study, leading to the award Master of Research. Find out more about Arts and Humanities MRes programmes.

An inspiring environment

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a vibrant postgraduate research community working across its four Divisions. Students are provided with access to dedicated research facilities as well as an opportunity to attend a range of research seminars and workshops within specialist research centres and collaboratively across multi-disciplinary subjects. Research students have access to a number of training opportunities, at University, Faculty and Divisional levels, including subject specialist training within postgraduate research seminars and other forums. Every student has access to on-site workstations and campus facilities such as Stirling's refurbished library.

How to apply for a PhD

Research supervision may be offered in any of the areas of the Faculty's research activities. Find out how to apply for our research degrees. 

PhD subject areas in Arts and Humanities

Take a closer look at the subject areas we offer PhD supervision in by visiting our Divisional research pages.