Faculty of Humanities & Social SciencesDean’s Welcome

Professor Ian Rivers

Welcome to the University of Strathclyde and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

As you will see from our webpages the Faculty comprises six schools, Education, Government and Public Policy, Humanities, Law, Psychological Sciences and Health, and Social Work and Social Policy. We are also home to the Centre for Lifelong Learning and a Model Confucius Institute.

The University takes seriously your health and wellbeing and, despite all of the strictures we face, I want to assure you that whilst you are with us we are committed to giving you an outstanding educational experience. If you are joining us on campus you will see that we have been working tirelessly to ensure that you are able to navigate the campus safely.

The University is values driven and in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences all of the work we do is underpinned by those values. We are bold, ambitious, people-oriented, collaborative and innovative. Added to that, we have a track record of research focusing on inclusion and diversity. Strathclyde is a place where you can excel.

Over the past few years we have seen the University and the Faculty go from strength to strength. In 2019 we were named, once again, University of the Year and remain the only university to win this coveted title twice. Our schools are ranked among the best in the UK, and in recent polls some of our subjects (such as Social Policy and Journalism) were ranked 1st.

The Faculty also leads one of the University’s strategic research themes; Society and Policy, and supports colleagues working in the fields of Heritage and Culture, Communication, Language and Translation, Gender, Work, the Stewardship of Eco-Systems, Children, Young People, and Learning, Justice, Rights and Governance, and Technology and Security.

We want you to enjoy your time at Strathclyde and I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you personally. From the moment you join us, you join our global community of Strathclyders.

I wish you well in your studies.

Professor Ian Rivers
Associate Principal and Executive Dean