Postgraduate research opportunities
We offer postgraduate students a wide range of options for independent study, from one-year taught degrees to three-year doctoral programmes. Our outward-looking, multi-disciplinary research activities are based on high-quality, challenging and flexible graduate programmes. In undertaking such a programme, you will be joining a thriving and vibrant postgraduate community.
We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, working on areas of specialist interest using methods from the arts, humanities and social sciences, including, where appropriate, research through practice.
Our Research Degrees
(All degrees can be taken part-time)
- PhD (3 years)
- MLitt (Research) (2 years)
- MPhil (1 year)
- MRes (1 year)
- MMus (1 year)
We recommend that you contact us to discuss your research interests before applying.
Postgraduate Research: PhD
Christie's Education and History of Art are currently looking for highly motivated PhD students (with an MA or equivalent degree) in two main areas of study:
- English Medieval Art, its production and consumption including: manuscript studies, stained glass and wall painting studies as well as those qualified in textile conservation and technical art history
- Arts of China
PhDs will be supervised by staff in both locations: Christie's Education, London and the University of Glasgow.
Applicants must provide a one-page outline of the programme of research (around 500 words). You are advised to consult with the appropriate members of staff and potential supervisors at the University of Glasgow or Christie’s Education before submitting the initial outline.
You should apply using the Online Application System .
We have several AHRC Studentships available, and there are also College of Arts Scholarships. Please click here for more information.
There are also sources of funding specific to postgraduate studies within the School.
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.
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.