Our research subjects

Our research subjects

We have opportunities for research degrees in the following subject areas:

 

 

Postgraduate Research Conveners

All Postgraduate Research Students are allocated a supervisor who will act as the main source of academic support and research mentoring.  You may want to identify a potential supervisor and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you apply.

Film and Television Studies: Professor David Martin-Jones 

History of Art: Dr Debra Strickland

Music: Dr Louise Harris 

Theatre Studies: Professor Carl Lavery 

Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR): Professor Raymond Boyle

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Study options

All degrees can be taken part-time.

  • PhD (3 years)
  • MLitt (Research) (2 years)
  • MPhil (1 year)
  • MRes (1 year)
  • MMus (1 year)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the College of Arts can be found on our Graduate School website.

English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English.


Student life

Research students work within a strong and well established international research environment which supports a wide range of research activities including externally funded research, seminars and workshops, and organised PG activity.

Student life
Lectures and events
Our research students

Graduate students have opportunities to engage in teaching and other activities, and are given support and training both within and outwith the School. All postgraduate students in graduate programmes in the College of Arts are required to attend a compulsory Research Training Course. The Graduate School also offers workshops in many aspects of research techniques.

Our graduates go on to contribute to the Scottish creative economy and health and wellbeing, through the depth of their analytical insight and the quality of their cultural activity, innovation and entrepreneurship.


Graduate School

The Graduate School exists to support all of our graduate students in the College, managing and facilitating a range of services and resources to ensure a productive and interdisciplinary collegiate environment.

The College of Arts is home to a vibrant and diverse community of students enrolled on Taught Masters and Research programmes. Postgraduate teaching and research takes place in a stimulating intellectual and cultural environment, reflecting the University of Glasgow’s vast range of academic and vocational expertise and international reputation. Across every school and subject area the college is home to world-leading and agenda-setting research.

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Resources and facilities

Teaching and research in the School of Culture and Creative Arts is supported by the outstanding resources of our University Library with its special collections and the on-campus Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Our close links and partnerships with Glasgow Life, and the city’s many museums, art galleries, performing arts and music venues, international festivals and creative industry organisations make the University of Glasgow the ideal place for postgraduate study of the arts.