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

New report reveals strength of holistic welfare service model for supporting veterans in Glasgow

New report reveals strength of holistic welfare service model for supporting veterans in Glasgow

A new report has been published examining the Social Return on Investment (SROI) generated by Glasgow’s Helping Heroes (GHH) a partnership between SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and Glasgow City Council.

Substance use experts tackle health inequalities among people released from prison

Substance use experts tackle health inequalities among people released from prison

New research is set to explore how health services can better support people released from prison in a bid to reduce the numbers dying from substance use, overdose, and suicide.