University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Introduction

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 to 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 literatures 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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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LLM, PgDip, PGCert Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 21 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course focuses on the interface between the International Law of the Sea and other areas of international law. [+]

The world's oceans and seas are crucial to sustaining life on Earth. They can reduce poverty, ensure food security, and address equity issues. This means we must understand the relationship between the International Law of the Sea and other elements of international law concerning sustainable development. The International Law of the Sea is always developing. At the moment, negotiations are ongoing in New York, for instance, towards the development of a new legally-binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. This course focuses on the interface between the International Law of the Sea and other areas of international law. These areas include international biodiversity; human rights; trade; and investment law. It'll give you the knowledge and skills you need to understand ocean governance and all it contains. You'll receive advanced, specialised and comprehensive knowledge of the science, policy and international law of ocean governance. You'll also learn about other areas of international law related to sustainable development. You'll build upon your analytical skills to understand and contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the International Law of the Sea. Upon graduating from this course, you'll be able to take part in international negotiations of the Law of the Sea and other related processes. World-leading experts You'll be taught by world-leading experts and practitioners. They'll draw upon cutting-edge academic research and their direct involvement in ocean law and governance processes. Flexible learning We offer a flexible blended-learning programme. It's a great option... [-]

LLM/ MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 days September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. [+]

Why this course? This postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. Still the only course of its kind in the UK, the programme is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. In response to popular demand, from 2014/15 you can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Students whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include: lawyers human resource professionals recent graduates of all disciplines managers teachers social workers coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work The course combines theoretical and practical elements. It's recently been accredited by the Scottish Mediation Network. You’ll enhance your confidence in dealing with interpersonal and organisational conflict while developing your communication and problem-solving skills. You can also gain practical experience through our Mediation Clinic. Successful completion of the course will provide you with: specialised knowledge and practical mediation and... [-]

LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. [+]

Why this course? Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners. The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels. Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like: biodiversity land food and agriculture climate change and energy corporate accountability environmental justice water and oceans human rights sustainable development You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels. The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law, and on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels. Employability Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in: international organisations national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level private companies concerned with international, EU and/or transnational environmental law Work experience... [-]

LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. [+]

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems you’ll analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable you to develop a rational and just response to crime. The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change is unique in both its approach and its flexibility. Key features our focus is on pressing contemporary national and international issues of policy and practice you can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc study full-time or part-time learn from a world class teaching team students are from a range of nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds you'll benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice Who is the course suitable for? practitioners working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas professionals developing justice policy members of the third /voluntary sector recent graduates in law, social sciences and humanities Flexible study options You can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert. You'll have the option of studying full or part-time and attending classes in the early evening. Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ) You’ll benefit from the work of the CLCJ, which brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal... [-]

LLM Human Rights Law

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. [+]

Why this course? This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. The programme is intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in an evolving human rights culture. There are three potential exit points from the course, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Assuming satisfactory performance, it's possible to change between these exit points. For example, a student who initially registers for the certificate may opt to continue studying to the Diploma or Masters qualification. Likewise, a student originally registered for the Masters can transfer to the certificate or Diploma. You’ll study The Human Rights Law programme may be completed over two years (part-time), or over one year (full-time). The LLM is awarded on successful completion of six modules and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Successful completion of six modules will qualify you for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is awarded on completion of three modules. Dissertation The dissertation is written over the summer and submitted on the last day of the academic year. Field dissertation A recent innovative feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas. This... [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. [+]

LLM International Commercial Law Key facts Study mode and duration: LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time PgCert: 8 months part-time Start date: September 2017 Field dissertation: opportunity to undertake a field dissertation overseas Why this course? The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. You'll also explore its interaction with other systems and fields of law. One of the key aims of this programme is to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law. As a student on the LLM International Commercial Law you'll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor your degree to your intended career path. What you’ll study This programme is available full-time and part-time, with three potential exit points. You can choose to study for a: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Masters degree (LLM) Core classes The Law of the World Trade Organisation International Business Law Legal Research (compulsory for PgDip and LLM) Elective classes In addition to the core classes, you'll have the opportunity to pursue elective classes from other Masters programmes in Law. Choices may include: Business & Human Rights Labour Law in the Global Economy Intellectual Property Law E-Commerce... [-]

LLM International Law and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development. [+]

Why this course? In a world facing unique economic, environmental and social challenges of a scale not seen before, promoting sustainable development has become a pressing priority. The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development. This programme is designed specifically for graduates who want to work in the international development sector in management, planning or policy-related areas. The course has a flexible structure. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and tailor your degree to your chosen career path. You can select elective classes from other Masters Programmes in Law as well as related programmes across the University. It is not necessary that you hold a law degree before embarking on this course of study however law content in your previous course may be useful. You’ll study This programme is available full-time and part-time with three potential exit points. You can choose to study for a: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Master’s degree (LLM) Core classes Research Methods (compulsory for LLM) The World Trading System: Law & Policy International Environmental Law Elective classes Choices may include: Comparative Law of Obligations Business & Human Rights Comparative Company Law & Regulation Competition Law & Policy in the EU Legal Process & the Law of Contract & Other Obligations (for non-lawyers) UK & EU Environmental Law Intellectual Property Global Water Policy International Trade Theory, Policy and Institutions Fundamentals of Environmental Forensics Energy Resources... [-]

LLM Law and Finance

Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 has had a huge impact across the world. Financial regulation is now a priority for policymakers and governments. As a result, we're constantly considering the various legal requirements and constraints when making financial decisions and policies. [+]

Why this course? The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 has had a huge impact across the world. Financial regulation is now a priority for policymakers and governments. As a result, we're constantly considering the various legal requirements and constraints when making financial decisions and policies. This course brings together the principals of law, policy and accounting. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of these principles which underpin the financial markets. You'll also gain a unique perspective on the rapidly changing area of regulation. What you'll study You'll study a range of compulsory law classes, taught by Strathclyde Law School. You'll also have compulsory finance and accounting classes offered by the Strathclyde Business School. These classes will cover topics like: international banking law the legal aspects of financial regulation principles of corporate finance accounting for financial analysis You'll also choose from elective classes which cover topics like: international investment law comparative contract law In the summer semester, you'll complete a dissertation. Work experience We're home to the Strathclyde Law Clinic. The Law Clinic is an opportunity for you to work as a student adviser for real-life clients. You can apply to work in the Small Business Law Unit (SBLU) within the Law Clinic. It provides pro-bono transactional and dispute resolution legal services to businesses in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The SBLU will help local business owners and organisations understand their legal responsibilities. It'll also help local business and organisation protect themselves where necessary. We want to help these businesses... [-]

Contact

University of Strathclyde Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)

Address Lord Hope building (level 4) 141 St James Road G4 0LT
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Website https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/
Phone +44 141 444 8600