The College of Arts & Humanities

We have been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since 1451. The University of Glasgow is a World Top 60 university for Arts and Humanities (QS World Subject Rankings 2023 and THE World University Rankings by subject 2024).

The College is home to four innovative Schools renowned for their world-leading research, their extensive local and international partnerships and the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree opportunities they offer:

We are committed to sustaining a positive and nurturing research culture. This is reflected in our strong REF 2021 (Research Excellence Framework) results with two-thirds of environment and impact being recognised as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Find out more in our welcome message from the Vice-Principal and meet our College Management Group. Our College Strategy (2023–2028) outlines our values, our distinctive strengths and our future priorities.

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.

The University of Glasgow is situated in the heart of the West End, a vibrant hub for the creative arts industry. One of Time Out's 20 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, in one of the 30 best cities in the world.

We are the UK's top cultural and creative city (European Commission, 2019) and a UNESCO City of Music. Glasgow is home to more than 100 cultural organisations, including the Burrell Collection (Art Fund 2023 Museum of the Year), the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, and five internationally renowned performing arts companies.

Study Arts & Humanities in Glasgow

Glasgow is 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.