Humanities & Social Sciences The Graduate School
The Graduate School brings together Postgraduate Research Students from the variety of disciplines within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities
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You can find information on current postgraduate research fees here: PGR Fees
The University also provides guidance on cost of living
Funding your studies
The Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) offers loans for MRes / MPhil study. Student Finance England offers doctoral loans. Find out more about funding your postgraduate research here.
Postgraduate research areas
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Applied linguistics, Counselling, Criminology, Creative writing, Education, Educational psychology, English, Gender studies, History, History with Genealogical Studies, Journalism, Law, Modern languages, Physical activity for health, Psychology, Public health and health policy, Social work and social policy, Speech and language therapy.
Explore our current research
Research in education places a strong emphasis on collaboration and cross-disciplinary working.
Our research in English language and literature covers all periods from the Renaissance to the present day.
We have wide-ranging strengths and interests in history research. We look closely at the early modern and modern periods.
Journalism, media & communication
Our research is focused on four key areas; gender, polical communications, social media and media, health, wellbeing and trauma.
Our researchers are among the very best in their field. We welcome visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers and often invite external speakers to take part in our seminar and lecture series.
Social work and social policy
Our research helps shape social work policy and practice through partnerships with national and international agencies.
Speech and language therapy
We offer a range of full or part time PhD and MPhil pathways to suit your qualifications and interests, including Speech and Language Therapy, Applied Linguistics and Public Health.
Physical activity for health
Our research is focused on the development and testing of interventions that encourage people to participate in more physical activity and less sedentary behaviour across the lifespan.