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Our subjects History degrees

What is history?

History is the study of the past, including the people, societies, events and problems that we strive to understand.

Why should you study history?

If we develop knowledge of the past it gives us a better understanding of the present - and how it links with the future. Studying history lets us look at the events, ideas and people that created our world today.

Why study at Strathclyde?

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year year twice!

The University is located in the vibrant city centre of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and we're home to an international community of 30,000 students from over 140 countries.

My lecturers and peers have always been open to assisting me in whichever way possible, and their kindness and warmth make the experience much easier for me as an international student.

Navya Dinah Saji, India
MSc Diplomacy & International Security

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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.    

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Our students

Diplomacy & International Security student Kyler Howsare

Kyler Howsare, United States

MSc Diplomacy & International Security

I have really enjoyed all of the guest speakers and people from the field that professors have been able to bring in to speak for us. It really helped me get an idea of the practical side of the field that I’m planning to enter.
Andrea Torrance Health History graduate

Andrea Torrance, Scotland

MSc Health History

I was lucky to meet like-minded people on my course and form a great support network throughout the year. My professors have all been wonderful and provided positive and constructive feedback on my work, which was helpful and encouraging.
Kunal Tilak graduate students

Kunal Tilak, India


The best thing about studying at the University of Strathclyde is its location. Centrally located, in the heart of Glasgow, makes it such a sought-after university. The research facilities, the world-class library and the modern infrastructure are the things that I find the best about Strathclyde.