Humanities & Social SciencesThe Flexible BA Degree

Find a study option that suits you

With our BA (Honours) degree you can choose from subjects in Humanities, Social Sciences and Business, with two of your three subject choices taught by the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

The BA degree is a three year course and the Honours degree is normally a four year course. This allows you to try new subjects, develop your own ideas, develop a broad range of knowledge and enhance your employability.

Select your subjects

Use our subject picker tool to see the combinations available to you in Year 1 of the BA Humanities & Social Sciences degree. Please note that in Year 2 you'll continue with two of these subjects.


Subject combinations

Single or Joint Honours

English, English and Creative Writing, History, Politics and International Relations and Psychology may be studied to Single or Joint Honours level.

Joint Honours only

Education, French, Spanish, Law, Journalism, Media and Communication and Social Policy are available only as Joint Honours Programmes.

Subjects in other Faculties

Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Hospitality & Tourism Management can also be studied alongside a Humanities and Social Sciences subject.

Our subjects

Degree structure

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First year

Study three academic subjects in first year, amounting to 120 credits.

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Second year

Specialise in two of these subjects.

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Third year

Continue with two subjects from Year 2, or focus on one, depending on whether you are thinking about Joint or Single Honours.

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Fourth year

Honours year.


Every one of our flexible BA options gives students the chance to gain valuable industry experience as part of a credit-bearing work placement class in their third or fourth year.

Learn about placements
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I chose Strathclyde because the bespoke Bachelor of Arts honours programme fit well with my study needs. You can explore a combination of subjects that complement each other. This allowed me to guide my studies in the direction that I wanted.
Lea Evjen
BA English & International Politics

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