About us

About us

The College of Arts has been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since 1451. We are in the world’s top 100 universities for arts and humanities (Times Higher Education, 2016-17).

We are home to four schools:

We also have excellent research support:

“The greatest asset of the College is our inspiring people, who are highly dedicated to their work. Collaborating across disciplines within the University and with other world-class universities as well as government, industry, schools and cultural and heritage agencies, we aim for excellence in all that we do. We commit to providing excellent teaching, learning and research, to disseminating knowledge, developing critical evaluative skills and creating new, socially relevant understanding with a view to preparing our students for the competitive workplace and global challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts

Our college is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. We have:

  • over 500 staff members
  • over 6,000 students
  • a growing population of almost 1,000 international students

Our undergraduate degrees offer you the flexibility to study several subjects before specialising. Our postgraduate students enjoy a broad range of different taught and research programmes.

92.6% Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016)