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Arts & Humanities at Glasgow

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The University of Glasgow is ranked in the World's top 100 for Arts and Humanities according to the Times Higher Education World Education Rankings. At the forefront of inspiring people in Scotland and the world since 1451, we remain committed to delivering world-leading research and knowledge exchange in the arts and humanities.

Diverse Range of Subjects

We undertake research in a number of different and interdisciplinary subjects which are listed below:
• American Studies
• Archaeology
• Classics
• Comparative Literature
• Celtic & Gaelic
• Creative Writing
• English Literature
• English Language
• Film & TV Studies
• French
• German
• Hispanic
• History
• History of Art
• Information Studies
• Italian
• Media and Cultural Policy
• Music
• Philosophy
• Scottish Literature
• Slavonic Languages and Cultures
• Theatre Studies
• Theology and Religious Studies
• Translation Studies

For a full list of our strengths in each area, please visit our website.

The Glasgow PhD

There are programmes and routes for all interested researchers; our PhD is 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time. You will become part of the College of Arts Graduate School and the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities. The Graduate School supports our students in their academic journey, offering skills development training, and delivers a year-round programme of events, including our Visiting Speakers Series, the Graduate School Conference, and student-led conferences, symposia, workshops and the award-winning academic journal e-Sharp. Involvement in these activities also provides an invaluable way to further enhance your academic and employability skills.

You will be part of a community of over 800 postgraduate students with access to world-class facilities, including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the Library's Special Collections.  The City of Glasgow is home to one of the UK's most creative and vibrant arts scenes.


The University of Glasgow is part of the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland and AHRC Doctoral Training in Celtic Languages and we are pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships. We also have a number of college scholarships and subject specific funding. Full details can be found on our graduate school website.


How to Apply

Identify your research area - browse our A-Z list of subject pages to find out more about the areas of postgraduate research study available.

To find a possible supervisor, please use our find a supervisor search.

Details on how to apply for a research degree can be found here

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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