Glasgow’s School of Critical Studies is renowned for its world-leading research, demonstrated through external evaluations (e.g. UK-wide Research Assessment Exercises), substantial and growing grant-capture, and the impact of our research beyond academia.  The School’s cohort of researchers ranges from early-career academics to internationally-recognised senior scholars, and includes a vibrant postgraduate community.  Over 120 doctoral degrees were awarded in the School during 2008-2013.

The School currently houses the following disciplines:

English Language and Linguistics | English Literature | Scottish Literature | Theology and Religious Studies

Our School’s research is concentrated in clusters, networks and Centres.  Many colleagues work across these concentrations, and many work with researchers in other Schools and Colleges, and other institutions, on interdisciplinary projects.

18th Century/Romanticism Religion in Scotland
American Religion, Literature and Culture
Creative Writing Religion, Conflict and Transition
Historical English Language and Linguistics Scots and English in Scotland
Medieval and Renaissance Scottish and Irish Literature
Modern English Language and Linguistics   Translation
Modernism/Modernities Victorian

For information about specific research centres, research networks, funded research projects, research initiatives and postgraduate research opportunities, please follow the links on this page.

While much research is conducted by individual scholars, a mutually supportive interdisciplinary culture is fostered across the School, across and beyond the College of Arts, and through Arts Lab. Through these and other initiatives, Critical Studies engages in five of the College's designated research themes: Culture and Creativity, Landscape and Environment, Medical Humanities, Digital Humanities and Scottish Studies Global.  These cross-School and cross-College initiatives are designed to articulate with research themes supported by the AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome and other external funding bodies.

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