Research Subjects and Themes
The range of subjects in the College of Arts provides students with strong disciplinary foundations. Our interdisciplinary research themes aim to respond to emerging issues and our world's grand challenges. These themes facilitate and encourage flexible research and innovative teaching across our subject areas.
Current College of Arts research themes include: Enlightenment and Engagement, Scottish Studies Global, Medical Humanities, Global Security, Digital Humanities and Imagination and Society.
The quality of our research activity and research environment was confirmed by the results of the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, with 73% of our research activity identified as world-leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*) and 15% of our research activity assessed as being of international quality.
Cultural Passport to Learning
The City of Glasgow is steeped in culture and history. Historical, critical, practice-led and applied approaches to the study of arts and culture are pursued across the College. College of Arts students are able to fully utilise Glasgow as a classroom in which to deepen their understanding of the world, their environment and themselves.
The College of Arts leads the world in research and learning opportunities. As a postgraduate student you will be taught by researchers of international distinction. You will participate in seminars led by leading academics and by visiting scholars and be part of an international group of students eager to share ideas and research enthusiasms. As a member of the Graduate School, you will be supported by the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme and have the opportunity to apply for Academic Project Funding.
All postgraduate students also have an Adviser of Study to guide them in their studies.
The College of Arts offers a number of Postgraduate Research Programmes.
Visiting Research Students
The College of Arts welcomes applications from graduate students registered at other universities who wish to spend some time at the University of Glasgow as a Visiting Research Student.