Postgraduate research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

We’re the premier research-intensive education and research provider for nurses, midwives, allied health and sports professionals in Scotland. We offer PhD or MPhil supervision in any of the areas covered by the Faculty such as nursing, public health or sports management.

We’re proud of the key contributions made by our research students to our achievements. Study at the University of Stirling and you’ll join a friendly postgraduate health science community, where teaching, employability, internationalisation, research, facilities, programme strength, and environmental impact (QS Stars University Ratings 2024).

Our PhD students are supervised and supported by leading academics who have outstanding multidisciplinary research records. They’re committed to making a difference to world needs in health, wellbeing, sport and society.

Opportunities range from our MRes programme to Clinical Doctorates, and full and part-time PhD programmes. Opportunities for achieving your PhD by publication are also available.

Current PhD opportunities

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Study postgraduate research with us

If you want to take your PhD or MPhil with us, please read our guidance on how to apply. 

How to apply for our research degrees