Bringing together over fifty staff, the Department has both a strong research culture and a commitment to teaching excellence. Rated as internationally excellent and world-leading in several areas in the last Research Assessment Exercise, we are home to a number of academic disciplines including:
We also host the Wellcome-funded Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care.
Our programmes allow students to combine academic perspectives with practical skills that are relevant to today’s job market. Our portfolio includes undergraduate courses in Social Sciences, Multimedia Journalism and Media and Communication. We also offer masters degrees in Television Fiction Writing; Multimedia Journalism; Creative and Cultural Business; Health History, History (Modern Scottish History) and Citizenship and Human Rights. Our media and journalism courses are supported by industry-standard facilities, including a purpose-built television studio and gallery, radio studio and newsroom.
If you wish further details of any aspect of our work, please contact:
Professor Elaine McFarland
Head of Department, SSMJ
T: +44 (0)141 331 3499