Study with us

Theatre Studies at University of Glasgow offers a world-class environment for PhD studies, centred on a community of internationally-recognised researchers and practitioners. We have an excellent track record of supporting students to successful completion of their research degrees, as well as in helping candidates secure highly-competitive AHRC scholarships.

You can find details of our current PhD students’s projects on the main University of Glasgow website.

How do I develop a PhD proposal?

In the first instance, we suggest contacting the members of the team whose work and expertise seems closest to your interests with a brief outline of your project. You can find our full research profiles and contact details on the University of Glasgow website, and shorter summaries of some of the team’s work here.

We may ask you for a sample of your written work or any relevant professional practice so we are better able to understand your proposal and its ambitions.


  • In order for us to help you make the strongest possible application, we suggest getting in touch as soon as you begin to consider PhD study – particularly if you are seeking a Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities scholarship.
  • In practice, this often means making contact in early September, though we welcome approaches at any point during the year.
  • The application and funding deadlines for the University of Glasgow are normally in early December. Please check the College of Arts website for dates and information on the formal application process.
  • We know that students are sometimes waiting for Masters degree results before making any plans, but even a preliminary conversation  in early autumn can be invaluable.