University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

We aspire to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills to increase our understanding of the world and strive to make a significant contribution to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond. With one of Scotland’s top law schools, and as the country’s largest provider of teacher education, we also have significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at all levels.

Our research and knowledge exchange activities have an impact on social, public and business policy, on health, and in educational and legal practice. We reflect on the histories and literature which help us understand the cultural world; we explore language from psychological, therapeutic, pedagogical and literary perspectives; and we produce creative outputs which are themselves a form of research leading to knowledge exchange.

Many of our research centres and courses have an international perspective and our Graduate School provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students to integrate into the University and explore the city and rest of Scotland. Our innovative postgraduate courses are designed to help our students succeed in an increasingly technological age and to do so with social conscience.

The Faculty is organised into the following Schools:

  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Education
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Psychological Sciences and Health

Studying in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an insight into today’s society- how it is shaped and governed, how it communicates and how the challenges it faces can be addressed. You will be part of a community of students from around the world who are exploring ideas and solutions for an increasingly technological age- and developing the skills needed to meet these challenges.

Join our thriving postgraduate community in the heart of Glasgow

  • £32M Investment in study facilities since 2012
  • Faculty-wide research programme
  • Full-time, part-time, and distance learning options
  • Forty-two taught postgraduate programmes across each of our six schools



University of Strathclyde Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)

Lord Hope building (level 4)
141 St James Road
G4 0LT

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
+44 141 444 8600

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