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Welcome to History at Strathclyde


The teaching and research strengths of History at Strathclyde lie in three main areas: 

1. International History
2. Scottish & British History
3. History of Science, Medicine & Technology

Undergraduate Study:

Click here - Undergraduate teaching in History - to see how the BA degree programme allows students to select from a wide range of classes, concentrating their studies in areas that particularly interest them.  The teaching ranges from the medieval period to the Twentieth Century and covers key aspects of Scottish, British, European, American, Asian, African and Middle Eastern history.  In their tutorials and essays, students are encouraged to debate historical problems from various perspectives.
Recent appointments and promotions by the University have further strengthened History with new Professors in Scottish History, International History and the History of Medicine and new Lecturers in African History, North American History, French History, Oral History and the History of Medicine.  Over six hundred undergraduates study History at Strathclyde every year.  The skills they gain will help to prepare them for one of the many careers open to History graduates.


Research and Postgraduate Study:

In recent years, successive grants and studentships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, together with investment by the University, have driven a rich research and knowledge exchange environment in History at Strathclyde.
With a thriving community of postgraduates, History at Strathclyde offers multiple routes into postgraduate study, including scholarships from the AHRC, the ESRC, the Wellcome Trust and the University, itself Research and Postgraduate Study.

Research Environment:

Staff enjoyed success in RAE2008 with 85% of their publications considered to be of international quality.  Current projects are funded by the Wellcome Trust, the UK's Research Councils and the Carnegie Trust.  History at Strathclyde's centres and seminar series regularly attract historians from around the world to Glasgow to discuss their work and to collaborate on new projects.  Knowledge Exchange (KE) partners include Learning and Teaching Scotland, the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow Museums and the NHS.  The AHRC has regularly funded Strathclyde's History KE projects Research.