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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Explore your potential with humanities and social sciences

Graduates from this faculty leave university with the skills they need to make an impact in the world. Seven humanities subjects at Strathclyde are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Education, Politics, Law, and Social Work (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

Forward-thinking with a contemporary focus

At the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, students generate new ideas and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world. The faculty contributes to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond.

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Teaching excellence

The faculty’s courses are informed by world-class research from leading academic staff. You’ll gain a high level of skill and theoretical knowledge, and you’ll be supported and encouraged to develop your own ideas. Innovative courses are designed to encourage students and staff to interact and work together.

Superb reputation

The faculty includes one of Scotland’s top law schools and the largest provider of teacher education. It has significant expertise in helping students to develop professional practice. Academic staff are committed to their fields, with many undertaking research, development and consultancy work that is nationally and internationally significant. Recent years have also seen a £38 million investment to provide state-of-the-art facilities.

International perspective

Strathclyde provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students. As part of a community of students from around the world, you will explore ideas and find solutions for a challenging world.

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#2 for Social Policy

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

#3 for Education

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

#3 for Social Work

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

#8 for Politics

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

#8 for Law

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Alaa from Oman

I've always wanted to help people and one of my sisters is an occupational therapist and she told me about the speech therapists in the hospital. That just made me really interested in what speech and language therapy really is.

Speech and language pathology is really interesting. You have the humanities side and the scientific side, because there is the anatomy but then there are things like, ‘Why do we do the things that we do?'

Alaa from Oman
Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Business and Social Sciences
Progressed to BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Pathology

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