Postgraduate Studies

Glasgow University’s internationally acknowledged strengths across Scottish and Celtic Studies offer you the exciting opportunity to engage in advanced study of Scotland’s history, culture and languages, as well as Celtic studies more broadly, in a vibrant city boasting unrivalled access to Scottish historical and cultural resources.

We offer the following taught degree programmes:

We also offer postgraduate research opportunities:

Archaeology current Research Students



Bokute, Aurime

Arran and the Anthropocene: the value of a deep time perspective on landscape for new envrionmental futures

Burns, Paul

The Neolithic Arran

Clifford, Kathleen

Roman military vici in Scotland

Conaghan, Mark

Analysing the impact and effect of German air raids over Glasgow in WWII

Craig, Orla

The Archaeological, Landscape and Historical Context of the Galloway Hoard

Erskine, Neil

Movement, Routines, and Religiosity in the Ancient Near East

Gill, Lauren

A bone to pick: how can 3D models help communities interact with and learn about saintly relics?

Hay, Michelle

Development of a novel ancient pathogen DNA protocol to aid in identifying and understanding the impact of vector-borne diseases in relation to Viking movements and migrations circa 800-1000 AD

Jamieson, Erin

How do windows affect the experience of space in medieval Cypriot buildings

King, Kendall

Battle strategies and tactics of the Viking Age

Loges, Luise

Cultural commodities during politics crises

McCreadie, Scott

Christianising Empty Lands

Morrison, Andrew

Viking and Norse tools and craftworking

Neil, Rebecca

How did the Gupta Dynasty expand and control their empire through diplomatic strategy?

Parker-Banks, Alexandra

Pilgrimage, Perceptions and Identity

Prew, George

The Archaeology of fashion in the Central Italic Iron Age

Scott, Robert

Poorest of the Poor?

Stewart, Edward

To and from the earth: a study of the landscape of the Mid-Clyde from Mount Vernon to Daldowie

Telford, Denise

Mainland Scotland in the Early Neolithic: Rewriting Unspoken Narratives and Invisible Characters into Early Prehistory

Turley, Ailbhe

Pot psychology

Wallace, Jennifer

An interdisciplinary study of the Dupplin Cross

Watson, Andrew

A phenomenological study of the Cotswold-Seven megalithic long barrows

Wink, Sarah

Tracking social change through the changing use of and movement through city-space in Cyprus


Celtic & Gaelic current Research Students


  • Myra Booth-Cockcroft, The worlds of patron and scribe: examining the literary and historical context of Llyfr Goch Hergest (PhD)
  • Danielle Fatzinger, An exploration of ramantic tales in Scottish manuscripts and editions of Gabhaltais Shearluis Mhoir and Sgeala Muice Meic Dha Tho
  • Joan Marie Gallagher, Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn as a ‘native' tale: exploring Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn in its literary, social and manuscript context
  • Brittnee Leysen, Introduced Pakeha place-names in New Zealand's Otago region
  • Robbie MacLeod, Gendered loves in early Gaelic literature
  • Viktoria Marker, Litreachas Gaidhlig a Sealann Nuadh (MPhil by Research)
  • Carolyn McNamara, Cultural Continuum: Living astride the North Channel
  • Kathleen Reddy, Dia leam / God with me: vernacular religious practice in Catholic Gaelic communities
  • Gemma Smith, 'Place-names of Assynt'
  • Eleanor Thomson: The Grand Old Man’ of Gaelic letters. Calum MacPhàrlain and the Celtic Revival in Scotland, c. 1891-1930’ 


  • Erin Burrows, The transmutation of the Celts

Scottish History current Research Students

  • Thomas Archambaud, The Case of the Macphersons: Highland clanship, imperial patronage and continental networks in 18th-century Britain
  • Harry Brennan, Transatlantic Masculinity and Identities in the early modern Atlantic, c.1650-1750
  • Craig Conner, Scottish Military Culture and Highland and Lowland Elites: A Comparative Study, 1493-1625
  • Joanthan Cooper, Scottish regiments in Singapore 1942-1945
  • Beth Cowen, James VI of Scotland: a British King-in-Waiting
  • Juliette Desportes, Geographies of Scottish Improvement
  • Laura Doak, Scotch Politics and Wild Whigs
  • Julie Holder, Collecting the Nation: Scottish history, patriotism and antiquarianism after Scott (1832-1891)
  • Jamie Kelly, A reassessment of the political, social and cultural impact of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge in the Highlands and Islands
  • Laura Leslie, John Erskine: First Earl of Mar and Regent of Scotland (d. 1572)
  • Andrew Lind, Understanding Royalism and Allegiance to the Crown in Early Modern Scotland
  • Euan Loarridge, An analysis of community and the impact of culture in Glasgow's WWI combat infantry batallions 1914-20
  • Katherine MacKinnon, Oral histories of refugee lives in Scotland 1974 - present
  • Katherine McCrossan, The Cooperative movement in Scotland after 1945
  • Murray McLean,Identity, “Tradition", and Modernity in Scottish Weddings since 1945
  • Nelson Mundell, Attitudes towards black and white slaves in Scotland
  • Rachel Porteous,Chess as Politics during the High Middle Ages
  • Jan Reznik, Influences between 15th century Czech and Scottish thinking
  • Edwin Sheffield, Highland Clan Mentality in Restoration Scotland, 1660-1688
  • Hilary Stevenson, Recording Relationships in Scottish Charters, c.1150-c.1250

Scottish Literature current Research Students

  • Joe Bouch, Janice Galloway: The Nuisance and Disturbance of the Outsider
  • Julie Briand, Deleuzian Acts: Separations and Intimate connections in the Novels of Irvine Welsh
  • Nia Clark, Self, Mirrors, and Others: Poetry, Voices and Plays in the Work of Liz Lochhead
  • Norman Deeley, Scots-Australian identity in the fiction of Catherine Helen Spence, with a focus on gender issues, economic imperatives and civic society
  • Joanne Ferguson, James Hogg and Robert Burns through lens of 'natural genius'
  • Kevin Gallagher, The Scottish Modernist Reception of Robert Burns (MPhil)
  • Moira Hansen, "Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease": Physical and Mental Health in the Life of Robert Burns'
  • Sine Harris, Scottish Embroidery in, and as, Scottish Literature
  • Suping Li, Robert Burns's Shaping of Cultural Identity in His Country Poems
  • Carlos Llaza, The sound of a Rhinoceros: on translating Robert Burns
  • Gina Lyle, Mothers of Self-Invention: Identity Formation of "Motherless" Daughters in Contemporary Scottish Women's Writing (MPhil)
  • Patricia Mason, Assessment of Alexander Craig's 'Pilgrime and Hermite'
  • Laurence Maxwell-Stuart, Scottish Romanticism and the Sublime
  • Megan McManus, Ramsay's Women
  • Graham McPhie, ‘Held in Place’ - An exploration of the landscapes of Neil Gow
  • Kirsty McRoberts, The Eldritch Lyrics
  • Philippa Osmand-Williams, Forms and Genres of Love in the Collected Works, Private Letters and Scrapbooks of Edwin Morgan
  • Fiona Paterson,
  • Emily Pickard, The Underworlds of Feeling: Examining Ballad Influence on Modern and Postmodern Women Writers
  • Hannah Pyle, An Evaluation of James Hogg's use of the Double to Explore the Construction of Identity in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Scotland (MPhil)
  • Rebecca Rae, The Construction of a Gaelic World in the Work of Hugh MacDiarmid
  • Jessica Reid, Restoring the Restoration: Thomas Sydserf’s Life and Works (c.1624-89)
  • Heather Wells, Can the Drama of Late Seventeenth-Century Scotland be considered as Restoration Comedies? (MPhil)