About the College

The College of Social Sciences is at the forefront of theoretically-informed and rigorous empirical research and research-informed teaching in all of our Schools.

We are made up of five Schools, a joint Research Institute and the College Office:

We build upon the proud tradition of Adam Smith in developing a holistic analysis of society and responding to current and emerging local and global challenges.

Our research makes significant contributions to scholarly debates, to international, national and local policy and practice, and to professional education. Our Adam Smith Research Foundation promotes collaborative research across and beyond the College.

We have an international reputation and make a major contribution to the University of Glasgow as a broad-based, research-intensive university.

The College leads the University’s ambitions to expand international recruitment for taught postgraduate programmes. Building successful partnership agreements with overseas partners has continuing momentum.