Our undergraduates have a wide choice of innovative courses with a contemporary focus. We produce graduates who make an impact on the world. With more than 4,000 undergraduates from across the globe, students have the chance to develop skills for different scenarios with a diverse range of people.
Our faculty has significant expertise in developing professionals for today's society. We are home to one of Scotland's top law schools and we are Scotland's largest provider of teacher education.
Bachelor of Arts degree - our flexible option
With our BA (Honours) degree you can choose subjects from humanities, social sciences and business, as long as two of your three subject choices are taught by the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. The Bachelor degree is a three year course and the Honours degree is normally a four year course. More details on the structure of the programme is available in our undergraduate prospectus.
This allows you to try new subjects you may not have studied before, develop your own ideas and enhance your employability by gaining new skills.
Within the BA (Honours) degree you can study the following subjects:
- English and Creative Writing
- Journalism, Media & Communication
- Politics and International Relations
- Social Policy
First year: study three academic subjects in first year, amounting to 120 credits.
Second year: specialise in two of these subjects.
Third year: continue with two subjects from Year 2, or focus on one, depending on whether you are thinking about Joint or Single Honours.
Fourth year: Honours year.
Check out the subjects you can study together:
English, English and Creative Writing, History, Politics and International Relations and Psychology may be studied to Single or Joint Honours level.
Education, French, Spanish, Law, Journalism, Media and Communication, Economics, HRM, Marketing, Mathematics, Tourism, and Social Policy are available only as Joint Honours Programmes.
Enter the teaching profession
Students who want to enter the teaching profession as primary school teachers can study BA (Hons) Primary Education. Alternatively, students in Scotland may apply for the postgraduate route into teaching (Professional Graduate Diploma in Education) following an undergraduate degree.
Work placement opportunities
As part of your studies, we aim to provide every student with an opportunity to apply their academic subject knowledge and skills to a work environment. We believe work placements will support students’ transition into employment and/or further study after graduation. You will be supported in developing reflective and professional skills, and the ability to articulate these skills. Placements will be credit bearing and normally taken during the latter half of your studies. Study abroad experience is offered for those studying Honours French/Spanish.
We encourage you to undertake part of your degree at a university abroad. We have partnerships with universities in Europe, North and Central America, Australia, and New Zealand. You can go abroad in Year 3, for one semester or for the whole year, to study the same subjects that you would have studied at Strathclyde. It does not add any time to the length of your degree and it can be a life-changing experience. Please note there is a compulsory year abroad for language students and the possibility of studying two years abroad. It is also important to note that the year abroad is subject to a separate application process and is not guaranteed for every student. The year abroad is not currently available for all subjects.