Arts and Humanities research

A vibrant culture of collaboration underpins our research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Almost three quarters of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework – a measure of its reach beyond academic circles and impact on the wider world. Explore our research areas to see how we’re working with others to bring influential new ideas to light.

Research areas

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Research Spotlight

Enhancing avalanche safety through philosophy: Learn how our research is informing best practice among mountain safety practitioners, professionals and educators around the world.

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More research Spotlights

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Research Spotlight

Scotland’s sporting heritage

Find out more about our work to preserve and celebrate Scotland’s rich and diverse sporting history.

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Research Spotlight

Terror and Wonder

Find out how our research helped to shape the world's largest ever public exhibition of the Gothic at the British Library.

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Research Spotlight

Human rights reform

Learn more about how our research is helping to ensure human rights are embedded across the work of government so that law and policy supports the dignity of everyone in Scotland.

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Research Spotlight

Uncovering forgotten history

Dunfermline Abbey is one of the most important ecclesiastical sites in Scotland. Find out how Stirling research has been central to reshaping its rich story and bringing its historical significance to the fore.

PhD opportunities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers. Take a closer look at the subject areas we offer PhD supervision in and find out how to apply. 

Communications, Media and Culture

Find out more about PhD opportunities in English Studies, Journalism, Film and Media, and Public Relations.

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History and Heritage

Find out more about PhD opportunities in History and Heritage.

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Law

Find out more about PhD opportunities in Law.

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Literature and Languages

Find out more about PhD opportunities in English, French, Spanish, Publishing Studies, Religion and Cultures.

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Philosophy

Find out more about PhD opportunities in Philosophy.

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Politics and International Studies

Find out more about PhD opportunities in Politics and International Studies.

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Contact us

For general enquiries about research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, please get in touch.