Postgraduate research opportunities in the College of Social Science

The College of Social Sciences is at the forefront of theoretically-informed and rigorous empirical research. Their research makes significant contributions to scholarly debates, to international, national and local policy and practice, and to professional education. They had a strong commitment to shaping policy and practice agendas through close engagement with key users and research partners.


Research opportunities:

University offer research opportunities in PhD, MLitt, MPhil and MSc Research programmes in the following areas. In addition they offer a professional Doctorate in Education (Research) (EdD).

Accounting and Finance

Central and East European Studies

Crime, Justice and Security

Economic and Social History



Interdisciplinary Studies




Social Science and Health


Urban Planning and Real Estate


Research environment:

They are host to a vibrant research community and are committed to delivering an environment which nurtures and challenges our researchers at every stage of their career.

Within the social sciences, They host several dynamic research centres and centres of excellence, including the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe), and the top-rated Urban Studies department in the UK. Our strategic research themes present a broad scope for scholarship to address global issues:

  • Social justice, equity and change
  • Health, well-being and social care
  • Global security and risk
  • Social, economic and legislative transformations
  • Regulation and consumption
  • Responsible innovation and sustainability


Career development:

College employability officer can give you advice and support on career planning, professional development, transferable skills training, work experience and placements.

Visit the Researcher Development Programme website for more information


Funding and scholarships:

A range of scholarships and funding opportunities are available for fulltime and part-time study. The University plays a leading role in the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science, which offers postgraduate scholarships via a number of designated pathways: these can be on a 2+3, 1+3 or a +3 basis. Other important sources of funding include:

  • College scholarships, which provide an annual stipend in line with RCUK provision and fees paid at the Home/EU rate or International rate

The Kelvin Smith Scholarship Scheme for interdisciplinary research projects.


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