Our departments

Why study with us?


A Strathclyder for me is someone who doesn't just have knowledge, but who has a commitment to using that knowledge for the betterment of the people around them.

Exploring how humanity thinks, acts, creates and interacts

The Department of Humanities is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working on some of the most important and engaging topics in historical and contemporary culture.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses cover high-quality language teaching, advanced practical study in creative writing and journalism, through to research-led courses at the cutting-edge of history, literature, language and gender.

The quality of our research has a strong national and international reputation, with postgraduate research programmes in Creative Writing, English, Gender Studies, History, Journalism and Modern languages.

Featured courses

Our students

Diplomacy student Amy Perry

Amy Perry

MSc Diplomacy & International Security

I enjoyed the multidisciplinary approach to the course as not only did this give students freedom over their learning, it also made class and group discussions more interesting and informative as students were able to bring different perspectives from other modules and backgrounds to their analysis.
Sarah White BA Modern Languages student

Sarah White

BA French & Spanish

As a languages student, one of my highlights has to be my years abroad. This was a great opportunity for me to experience life in different countries and improve my language abilities by immersing myself in the culture.
Media and Communication student Qinrui Li

Qinrui Li

MLitt Media & Communication

This is a very practical course and you will meet many outstanding people as your classmates. They may already be editors or reporters of well-know media organisations.