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Arts & Humanities PhD Studentships 2021 with the University of Glasgow

About the Programme

The University of Glasgow is ranked in the World's Top 70 for Arts and Humanities (QS World Rankings). Inspiring people in Scotland and across the world since 1451, we remain committed to delivering world-leading research, teaching, knowledge and support.

Our range interdisciplinary research themes aim to respond to emerging issues and world challenges, and encourage flexible, innovative research.

We encourage PhD applications from excellent candidates in subjects across arts & humanities. Find out more about applying for a PhD with the College of Arts.  

Opportunities for research are available in the following subject areas:

American Studies


Celtic & Gaelic


Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

English Language & Linguistics

English Literature

Film & TV Studies



Hispanic Studies [including: Spanish]


History of Art [including: Textiles]

Information Studies [including: Arts & Media Informatics, Computer Forensics & E-Discovery, Information Management & Preservation, Museum Studies]


Media & Cultural Policy [including: Journalism, Media Management]



Scottish Literature

Slavonic Languages & Cultures [including: Czech, Polish, Russian]

Theatre Studies [including: Drama, Dramaturgy, Performance Studies, Playwriting]

Theology & Religious Studies

Translation Studies

War Studies

For a full list of our strengths in each area, please visit the Graduate School section of our website.


Arts & Humanities Doctoral Scholarships 

Scholarship applications for doctoral studies starting in 2021-22 are now closed. To be notified when applications for the 2022-23 awards open, register your interest our website.


Why apply to the University of Glasgow? 



Undertaking doctoral studies in the College of Arts gives you access to: 


·      world-class collections through in our Library’s Archives and Special Collections unit and the Hunterian Museum

·      a comprehensive skills development programme ranging from academic writing and research methods to fieldwork, practice research, careers and employability 

·      ArtsLab, our interdisciplinary research institute 

·      excellent supervision, with each researcher supported by two supervisors and all supervisors undertaking mandatory training every four years 

·      a wealth of support and guidance provided by our Graduate School team, regular drop-in events, an annual Postgraduate Conference and two dedicated postgraduate e-journals (eSharp, The Kelvingrove Review

·      opportunities to gain teaching experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) 

·      funding for conference presentations, fieldwork and public engagement 


For any queries please contact the Graduate School:  

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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