Postgraduate research opportunities
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies supports a growing community of research students in Dumfries. As well as being part of a diverse and dynamic research community in Dumfries, you will also be part of the College of Social Sciences Graduate School, drawing together internationally recognised scholars and respected practitioners.
The University of Glasgow has a long-established reputation as a major research-led institution, recognised internationally for its groundbreaking work. We offer a wide range of research opportunities at the Dumfries Campus, allowing you to undertake in-depth study in a specific area. Our research has an impact locally, regionally and internationally.
Postgraduate research degrees
Our team of research-led academic staff supports and supervises a wide range of engaging interdisciplinary research areas. Some general subject areas are listed below but for more detailed information and further discussion of your particular interests please contact us.
- Carbon management, renewable energy and climate change
- Environmental sustainability and land management
- Tourism and heritage
- Hospice, palliative and end of life care
- Public health, wellbeing and ageing
- Community studies
- History and sociology of science and technology
- Political philosophy
- Science and technology studies
- Scottish history and Scottish studies
- Modern Scottish literature
- Folk belief and popular culture
The region is an excellent base from which to examine the diverse challenges of modern life, particularly with regards to our natural environment and culture, health and social studies. We actively encourage and develop our connections with international researchers and institutions as well as communities, agencies and policy-makers. Our place within the College of Social Sciences of the University of Glasgow provides a robust and flexible research framework across a variety of disciplines, and our unique campus environment proves stimulating for students and faculty alike.