Maria Donachie & Greg Clarke, graduates from the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, July 2015

Humanities & Social Sciences About us

Strathclyde's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation across a wide range of disciplines.

Our research and teaching generate new ideas, knowledge and skills, with the aim of increasing our understanding of the world. We strive to make a significant contribution to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond.

With one of Scotland's top law schools, and as the country’s largest provider of teacher education, we also have significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at all levels.

Why humanities & social sciences at Strathclyde?

Areas our work impacts on include:

  • social, public & business policy
  • health
  • education
  • legal practice

Studying with us, you'll be part of a community of students from around the world who are exploring ideas and solutions for an increasingly technological age- and developing the skills needed to meet these challenges.

We have the first, and largest, university law clinic in Scotland.

Our international work

Many of our research centres and courses have an international perspective and our graduate school provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students.

Many humanities and social sciences courses give students the opportunity to study abroad at one of the University's partner institutions.


Join our thriving postgraduate community in the heart of Glasgow and you'll enjoy: 

  • £32M-investment in study facilities since 2012
  • faculty-wide research programme
  • full-time, part-time & distance learning options
  • 42 taught postgraduate programmes across each of our six schools

Our innovative postgraduate courses are designed to help our students succeed in an increasingly technological age and to do so with a social conscience.

Our faculty

We're organised into the following schools: