The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication offers the possibility to undertake research leading towards a PhD, on a variety of contemporary and historical topics related to publishing and print culture.
More information about the Centre’s research activities is available here. The Centre is part of the School of Arts and Humanities, English Studies, and by registering for a PhD in the Centre you will join a community of research students and staff. It may also be possible to arrange co-supervision with other Schools in the University. As well as the traditional PhD by thesis, it is also possible to study for a PhD by Publication.
If you are interested in studying for a PhD, please contact the Director of the Centre, Claire Squires.
You can also study for an MRes in Publishing Studies. This programme offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research.
For details on finance and funding, go to the University of Stirling Postgraduate Finance pages.
It is possible to apply online for this course: scroll down to ‘Division School of Arts & Humanities – Literature and Languages’ and select Research Degree in Publishing Studies.
PhDs undertaken in the Centre include:
Firdaus Ahmad Azzam: Scholarly Publishing in Malysia : A Study of Marketing Environment and Influences on Readership Behaviour
Kwasi Otu Darko-Ampem: Scholarly Publishing in Africa: A Case Study of the Policies and Practices of African University Presses
Stevie Marsden: The Saltire Society Book Awards (an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with The Saltire Society’
Passawalee Nitikasetsoontorn: A Study of Book Marketing in Publishing Houses in Peninsular Malaysia: Contexts, Practices, Problems