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Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

In studying at postgraduate level within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, you'll better understand how human beings think, act and interact with one another and the world around them. Employers value this knowledge.

Research informs our teaching and helps us make a difference to business, industry and society as a whole. We have a vibrant research culture and our research is noted for its impact.

Our Graduate School is home to over 300 research students from more than 30 countries and we support their development through a tailored training programme.

Our schools offer a great selection of postgraduate level specialisms: education and learning; government and public policy; humanities and culture; justice and the law; life-long learning; psychological sciences and health; and social work and social policy.


We have strong links with governments, global organisations, in both the public and private sector and academic networks. Our graduates are sought-after and intellectually engaged – focused on applying knowledge, they know how the world works, and how to make it a better place.

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Upcoming webinars

We'll be hosting webinars from 29 June. Click the link of the webinar you'd like to join to sign up:


Applied Gender Studies

Professor Karen Boyle provides an introduction to the MSc Applied Gender Studies and stays to answer your questions.

Tue 30 June 2pm to 2.40pm

Business Translation & Interpreting

Dr Sharon Deane-Cox provides an introduction to the MSc Business Translation & Interpreting and answers your questions.

Thu 2 July 2pm to 2.40pm

Clinical Health Psychology

Dr Leanne Fleming provides a short introduction to the MSc Clinical Health Psychology and is here to answers any queries you have on the course.

Wed 1 July 3pm to 3.30pm

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Lisa McGilvray provides an introduction to the MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy and will be there to answer your questions.

Thu 2 July 1pm to 1.30pm

Creative Writing

Dr Rodge Glass shares a quick insight into the MLitt Creative Writing and is here to answer your questions.

Thu 2 July 4pm to 4.30pm

Digital Journalism & Media and Communication

Dr Sallyanne Duncan and Dr Michael Higgins provide an introduction to MLitt Digital Journalism and MLitt Media and Communication. An opportunity to ask questions follows.

Wed 1 July 3.30pm to 4.20pm

Interdisciplinary English Studies

Dr Eleanor Bell provides an introduction to the MLitt Interdisciplinary English Studies and answers your questions.
Thu 2 July 3pm to 4pm

Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies

Tahitia McCabe explores the MSc Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies and other study options. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

Mon 6 Jul 2pm to 3pm

Get Into Teaching

Course leader Catherine Whitley and Head of School Linda Brownlow answers your questions on the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education.

Tue 30 June 5pm to 6pm

Government & Public Policy

Dr Richard Johnson shares insights on the MSc programmes in the School of Government and Public Policy. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

Tue 30 June 1pm to 1.50pm

Law School

Join Dr Stephanie Switzer and Dr Francesco Sindico from the Strathclyde Law School as they answer your questions on all things postgraduate study.

Mon 6 July 3pm to 4pm

Social Policy & International Social Welfare

Dr Chris Deeming explores the MSc Social Policy and MSc International Social Welfare. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

Tue 30 June 3pm to 3.40pm

School of Humanities & History

Dr Manuela Williams, Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro and Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn are on hand to share insights into our MSc’s in History and Diplomacy and International Security, along with other programmes in the School of Humanities.

Wed 1 Jul 1pm to 2.40pm

Live chat sessions

We'll be hosting live chat sessions on our Online Drop-in page, just drop-in to the page during the following times to chat with a member of our team:

Wed 1 Jul 10am to 2pm
Tue 7 Jul 2pm to 4pm

School of Education Doctoral Online Showcase 2020

29 August 2020

A free event for prospective and current PhD or EdD students in the School of Education. Discuss the work of current students, take part in discussions on research proposals, the review process, submission and viva.

Register for event

Our students

Why Strathclyde

Discover your Strathlife

Find out all about life at Strathclyde, studying in Glasgow and Scotland.

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Strath Union

The Union promotes, represents and supports students during their time at Strathclyde. Visit their website for more information.

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Our campus

Here at Strathclyde, we want you to feel right at home. There's more or less everything you need on campus and for anything else, you have an entire city to choose from. Find out more about our city-centre campus, or take our virtual campus tour.

Our campus


We provide secure accommodation for eligible students and have a dedicated Accommodation Services team to help you all year round.

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Student support

Where to get advice and support

We're here to support and help you throughout your time at Strathclyde. All of our services are available to all students.

Disability & wellbeing

Our Disability & Wellbeing Service helps students with mental health and wellbeing support, disability and general health support. We also have a number of classes and groups that you can take part in.

If you are absent from classes due to illness, please refer to the Personal Circumstances Procedure to ensure your absence is recorded.

Coronavirus: information for applicants & offer holders

We understand that many of our applicants and offer holders are dealing with challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are undertaking a lot of work to try and ensure we manage the impact this may have on students who will be joining us this autumn for 2020 entry.

Coronavirus information & FAQs

Contact us

For any questions about studying at the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences please email: