Research in social sciences

Our 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

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 research to put COVID-19 local authority spending in the spotlight

New research to put COVID-19 local authority spending in the spotlight

The University of Stirling is launching major new research to investigate how local authority spending across the UK can deliver maximum benefit to communities in the wake of COVID-19.

Professor recognised by prestigious Academy of Social Sciences

Professor recognised by prestigious Academy of Social Sciences

A University of Stirling professor has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his excellent contribution to the sector.

Events