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 70 universities for Arts & Humanities (QS Faculty World Rankings 2019).

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

  • over 750 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.

Professor Roibeard O'Maolalaigh, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts

“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.