In a world overflowing with text – from blogs and emails to novels and plays – the study of literature and language has never been more relevant and important. Read texts from a wide range of literary periods, and debate key issues such as identity, race, gender, what it is to be human. Work with staff who are world-leading researchers and prize-winning novelists and poets and benefit from their cutting-edge approaches to the study of literature, language, and theory. Cultivate employable skills in written and verbal communication, analysis of complex cultural ideas, and creative thinking. From constitutions to wars and terrorism – Politics and International Relations covers a range of important issues. Develop high-level written and verbal skills. Benefit from research-led teaching – Politics at Strathclyde was No 1 in Scotland for research impact in the latest UK research rankings. Politics has received excellent overall satisfaction scores in consecutive National Student Surveys – above 90%. Politics at Strathclyde has a long tradition of real-world excellent research, informing quality teaching in a student-friendly environment. Opportunities for placements and international exchange.