Welcome to the School of Critical Studies postgraduate webpages
The School of Critical Studies has a long history of excellence in postgraduate research, promoted by a distinguished body of internationally known researchers and ambitious research students. This is confirmed by the 2008 RAE, in which 70% of our research was rated as either “world-leading” (35%) or “Internationally excellent” (35%). The School supports a thriving community of over 300 postgraduate scholars who are engaged in regular supervision, seminars, reading groups, and a distinguished visiting speakers series.
Postgraduate research takes place across the School’s diverse but interrelated subject areas: English Language, English Literature, Scottish Literature, Theology and Religious Studies, with a number of research centres, research networks and funded research projects. An interdisciplinary culture is fostered across the School, and College of Arts, and through ArtsLab.
As a postgraduate student in the School of Critical Studies, you’ll have access to world leading expertise across a number of research areas, and you’ll also have the opportunity to be part of the wider research culture through our research seminars, guest lecture series and reading groups. You’ll also undertake a course on Postgraduate Training Skills in order to prepare you for life after your study.Students are also given the opportunity to train to become Graduate Teaching Assistants in order to fully engage with both teaching and research in academic life.
We offer a number of scholarships for postgraduate research, in addition to competitive research and travel grants which allows students to take their work beyond Glasgow, presenting papers at national and international conferences.
Please contact Meg MacDonald if you have any questions related to your future postgraduate research plans. We’d be happy to discuss these further with you.
You can find out more information on a range of our postgraduate taught programmes here as well as opportunities at postgraduate research level here.