The College of Arts
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 80 universities for Arts and Humanities (QS World Rankings 2021).
The College of Arts is home to four innovative Schools renowned for their world-leading research and wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree opportunities:
- School of Critical Studies
- School of Culture and Creative Arts
- School of Humanities
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures
The University of Glasgow is situated in the heart of the West End of Glasgow, a vibrant hub for the creative arts industry. Our undergraduate degree offers you the flexibility to study several subjects before specialising. Our postgraduate students enjoy a broad range of different taught and research programmes.
“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
Study Arts & Humanities in Glasgow
Glasgow is the UK's top cultural and creative city (European Commission, 2019), a UNESCO City of Music, and home to more than 100 cultural organisations and five of Scotland's internationally renowned performing arts companies.
Some of our students tell us why Glasgow is a great city to study Arts & Humanities.
20 OctCreated by veterans whose wellbeing has been improved by the therapeutic aspects of painting, this expansive new model brings to life the most famous land battle in history.
20 OctRunaways London is led by literature charity Spread the Word, in partnership with the University of Glasgow and Ink Sweat & Tears Press. It is working with poets and artists to try and tell some of the stories of these freedom-seekers.
13 OctDr J Adam Carter was part of a select panel of experts chosen in June to inform the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, in preparation for his report to the UN General Assembly in October.
08 OctArts and humanities have provided useful lenses to reflect on big societal challenges for centuries now although their immense contribution to society tends to be overlooked sometimes.