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  Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Research, University of Glasgow


 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

Scholarship and funding opportunities

Scholarships and funding opportunities are available for postgraduate research degrees and PhD study in Arts and Humanities at the University of Glasgow.

Applications are open for the College of Arts & Humanities Doctoral Scholarship Competition until Monday 4 December 2023, 12noon (GMT). These fully funded scholarships are open to UK, EU and international applicants.

Watch our Doctoral Scholarships Q&A to find out about how to apply for a Doctoral Scholarship, and hear from our panel featuring the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and current PhD students about their experiences of PhD study.

For all up-to-date funding and scholarship information and how to apply, see Postgraduate funding opportunities on our website.

You can also sign up for information about new funding opportunities.

The University of Glasgow is offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2024/25. See details for alumni discount.

Why Glasgow

Join our dynamic researchers and study a postgraduate research degree in the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Glasgow, a World Top 60 university for Arts and Humanities (QS World Rankings 2023 and THE World University Rankings by subject 2024).

Be part of a positive, inclusive and nurturing research culture, which has been recognised in our strong REF 2021 (Research Excellence Framework) results with two-thirds of environment and impact being recognised as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

The College of Arts & Humanities has been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since 1451.

We welcome people from all backgrounds to join our community and engage with our high-quality programmes, world-leading research, and the broader opportunities we offer. 

Our research brings fresh perspectives and new insights into all aspects of human experience and humanity’s place in the world, and we offer new ways of collaborating with other disciplines and with communities, industries and regional and global partners. Postgraduate research students in the College of Arts & Humanities are supported by the Graduate School, a hub that exists to foster Arts and Humanities postgraduate research and teaching of the highest standard, facilitating student productivity and development whilst promoting wellbeing.

Find out about our research opportunities, how to apply and what it is like to study in a PhD with us.

Our facilities

Study with us and access our world class library, Archives & Special Collections including 1.5million objects in the Hunterian Collection and The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, theatre, film and tv facilities, music facilities and Kelvinhall.

About Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is situated in the heart of the West End of Glasgow, a vibrant hub for the creative arts industry and one of Time Out’s coolest neighbourhoods in the world (2023). Glasgow is the UK's top cultural and creative city (European Commission, 2019), a UNESCO City of Music, and home to more than 100 cultural organisations and five of Scotland's internationally renowned performing arts companies.

Meet our students and staff

Meet our postgraduate research students and staff, watch our short films.

Connect with us on social media

Explore the impact of art, literature, culture, and history from world leading researchers in the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts & Humanities through our Stories from Glasgow podcast.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the College of Arts & Humanities Graduate School: 

Find out more about us on our website.

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.

Register your interest for this programme

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