Humanities & Social SciencesGraduate School

Supporting Postgraduate research students from application to viva.

The Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School brings together Postgraduate Research students from a variety of disciplines within the Faculty. 

Our researchers win competitive awards from funders including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Carnegie Trust. Many of our graduates have become successful academics, artists, policy-makers and entrepreneurs.

We are members of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. All registered PhD students are members of one or both of these Schools (depending on your subject discipline), which provide training, event and funding opportunities.

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Our graduate students

Kathryn Ailes PhD student

Katie Ailes

PhD English

I’ve benefitted from accessing the wealth of support available both at Strathclyde and externally. My supervisors have been wonderfully understanding about the challenges of completing a PhD and have given me the flexibility and encouragement I’ve needed to keep going.
PhD Politics student Fraser Stewart

Fraser Stewart

PhD Politics

The campus has always felt like a second home to me, while both the academic and administrative staff really are a remarkably attentive and supportive group of people - something I have found true across the university in general.
Kusum Vishwakarma PhD Politics student

Kusum Vishwakarma

PhD Politics

The School of Government and Public Policy (GPP) follows an excellent interdisciplinary approach of combining ideas and practical knowledge through real world engagement. It has an impressive setup with different Centres functioning in collaboration which allows one to explore ones research skills, learn and act to ones capabilities which definitely enhances the overall experience.
Sindhu Rajasekaran

Sindhu Rajasekaran

PhD Creative Writing

Honestly, I love that the Strathclyde research community is generous when it comes to sharing knowledge. People are always happy to help and suggest/advice on where to find what you’re looking for.
Tania Nascimento PhD Law student smiling at the camera

Tania Nascimento

PhD Law

I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to choose my supervisors, so I chose the best! They have been a source of intellectual inspiration as well as giving fantastic guidance, advice, and support whenever needed. It is rare to find people in academia that let your ideas flourish and your voice be heard - I have been very lucky to find supervisors who possess all these traits.