The School of Humanities is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on some of the most interesting and exciting issues in historical and contemporary culture.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses cover a wide range of areas, from the teaching of high-level skills in languages, through advanced practical study in creative writing and journalism, to research-led courses at the cutting edge of their academic disciplines in the study of history, literature, language, and culture.
The quality of our research has a strong national and international reputation. The School of Humanities covers a wide range of subject areas, to include; English, history, journalism, media and communication, modern languages and applied gender studies.
History at the University of Strathclyde has a long tradition of the highest quality research in its field.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 29% of our publications were graded at the highest level (4*) as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. In the REF 2014 all 22 of our historians were submitted for assessment. This made us one of only eight institutions in Britain able to do this. The depth and breadth of our research culture ensures that all our staff are active investigators generating new knowledge that's often world-leading in their areas of expertise.
Historians at Strathclyde focus on:
• History of science, technology and medicine
• Oral history
• Peace, conflict and identity
• Scotland and the world
Our research in English language and literature covers all periods from the Renaissance to the present day. Our researchers specialise in lots of different fields including:
• The work of canonical writers (such as Shakespeare and Conrad)
• National literatures (in particular Scottish and Canadian)
• Social interest, such as representations of gender, or literature and natural resources
We work together with colleagues from other universities in the USA and Canada, and across the UK, on projects including:
• The digital linguists analysis of printed texts
• Middlebrow writing in the early 20th century