Comprised of Divinity and Religious Studies, History, History of Art and Philosophy, the School is home to over 50 research-active members of staff. It has a vibrant research community, having fostered several dynamic research centres, and is also a major contributor to the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies
With a history of teacher education which can be traced back to 1873, the School of Education has an impressive history in the initial professional education of teachers.
Home to English, Film & Visual Culture, Language & Linguistics and Modern Languages, the School is a thriving research community with academic colleagues contributing to a number of research centres. The School offers a range of popular programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is also home to the Language Centre. The School is also home to the discipline of Music as well as the Elphinstone Institute, a research centre which focuses on the human traditions of the North and the North-East of Scotland.
The School of Law has a reputation for distinction in both teaching and research and is very highly rated by its students in satisfaction surveys. The School has a long tradition of legal research and writing and is home to a number of scholars with international reputations. It maintains close links with the legal profession, many of whose members teach part-time in the University.
Comprised of Anthropology, Politics & International Relations and Sociology, the School of Social Science has over 50 research-active members of staff. The School offers a diverse portfolio of programmes for both undergraduates and postgraduates and is a major contributor to one of the University's main research themes, The North.