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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 events

Interested in exploring postgraduate study? Register for one of our events below. Our subject sessions are led by our programme leader and they’ll share with you what it is like to study at Strathclyde, followed by a Q&A.

Why consider postgraduate study?

  1. improve your employment prospects
  2. take the opportunity to delve into a subject you are passionate about
  3. enable progression to a higher level qualification, such as a PhD
  4. develop desirable skills for employability including communication, working with others, research and analysis, decision making, problem-solving and, adaptability and creativity
  5. study to suit your schedule, with many part-time options available
  6. there are a number of scholarships available to support your studies
Richard Johnson, politics lecturer
As a political science scholar, I believe it's my duty to educate and inspire students in political science. My goal is to ensure that our students are able to leave our MSc programs and follow their passion in politics and public policy so that they may make a real-world difference.
Richard Johnson
Politics course leader

Our students

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Diplomacy and international security are among the most pressing issues facing the world today. Success or failure can have huge implications for society as a whole. I am interested in bringing together academics and practitioners. This has led to many fruitful collaborations over the years and the opportunity to present my work at places like the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Rogelia Pastor-Castro
MSc Diplomacy & International Security, Programme leader

Postgraduate support

Access a wealth of support and resources for postgraduate study. Details on the application process, accommodation, fees and other useful information can be found here.    

Postgraduate support

Why Strathclyde

Discover your Strathlife

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

Discover your Strathlife

Strath Union

The Union promotes, represents and supports students during their time at Strathclyde.

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.

Coronavirus information & FAQs

Contact us

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