School of Humanities Our research
A lively research culture where disciplines converge.
The School undertakes cutting-edge research in English, Creative Writing, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Media and Modern Languages, fostering collaboration and creativity across a community of early-career sesearchers and renowned academics.
We combine the best creative instincts with first-hand experience in the creative industries. Whether you’re interested in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting, we'll guide you towards telling the best story possible, in a city full of opportunity and inspiration. Areas of research include:
- Contemporary fiction & non-fiction
Our research in English language and literature covers all periods from the Renaissance to the present day. Areas of research include:
- Literary linguistics
- Reneaissance studies
- Animal studies
- Victorian studies
History at the University of Strathclyde has a long tradition of the highest quality research in its field. Our historians focus on:
- Scotland and the world
- European and International History
- History of science, technology and medicine
- Oral history
Journalism, Media & Communication
Our research in journalism, media & communication covers contemporary media practices and representations. There are four key areas which define our research at Strathclyde:
- political communications
- social media
- media, health, wellbeing and trauma
Our multi-disciplinary research in modern languages (French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) investigates questions of representations, interpretations and transmissions in film, fiction, journalism, opera, print media, theatre, philosophy and translation. Our main areas of research include:
- literature and intellectual history
- exile, trauma and wellbeing
- women writers, performers and audiences
- translating people, cultures and heritages
Our research centres
Scotland's leading centre for the history of health and medicine.
A leader of its type, the centre was established in 1995 to encourage the use of best practice oral history methodology in Scotland.
Promoting the study of Victorian culture and history in Scotland by bringing together individuals from universities, libraries and archives.