Research in social sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences's research has a significant and positive impact on people's lives. From international research on dementia to contributions to teaching and social work practice, our work makes a difference.

PhD opportunities in Social Sciences

We offer a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers in social sciences. Take a closer look at the subject areas in which we offer PhD supervision and find out how to apply. Academic staff in the Faculty have also indicated areas in which they offer PhD supervision within their personal webpages.

Research Spotlights

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Research Spotlight

Dementia and ageing research

How we're addressing the challenges of ageing and dementia, and finding innovative solutions that enable older people to live independent lives for longer.

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Research Spotlight

Education and the Curriculum for Excellence

How education experts at Stirling are helping to ensure young people get the best possible education.

News

King and Queen of Sweden visit the University of Stirling’s dementia centre

King and Queen of Sweden visit the University of Stirling’s dementia centre

The King and Queen of Sweden paid a royal visit to the University of Stirling today (Monday 4 October) to learn about its world-leading dementia research.

University showcases research tackling loneliness to MSP

University showcases research tackling loneliness to MSP

A local MSP has heard how experts at the University of Stirling are tackling the issue of social isolation and loneliness through technology.

Events