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

Commonwealth games poster

Research Spotlight

Find out how we shared Scotland's rich sporting history with audiences across the country in our popular "Hosts and Champions" exhibition.

Scotland’s sporting heritage

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. 

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

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Find out more about PhD opportunities in History and Heritage.

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Find out more about PhD opportunities in Law.

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

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Find out more about PhD opportunities in Philosophy.

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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.