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
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Graduate Diploma

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education ... [+]

Teaching is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding careers you can pursue - you'll shape the minds of tomorrow!

Worldwide qualification

This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education. The qualification is recognised throughout the world and is regulated by:

the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) the Scottish Government What you’ll learn

You’ll learn the theories behind teaching practices and explore these throughout the year. You'll gain the skills necessary to become the best teacher you can be.

You'll also see the relevance of everything you're learning come alive while on placement. Classes are here on campus and you'll carry out three placements in two different schools throughout the year.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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Postgraduate Diploma

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The PGDE course is a professional training course. The course is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Government. ... [+]

Why this course?

Applications are still open for all subjects except History, Modern Studies and Biology.

The PGDE course is a professional training course. The course is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Government.

The PGDE qualifies graduates to teach in secondary education.

The PGDE course can be taken as a one year (36 week) full-time programme and also as a two year part-time programme.

The course provides you with the theoretical and practical starting point to your career. You’ll learn the skills, attitudes and competences to communicate your subject in the classroom.

This course recruits graduates from a range of secondary teaching subjects and has UK, EU and International students. It’s a recognised qualification throughout the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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English
Full-time
Part-time
38 weeks
Campus
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