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:
- School of Critical Studies
- School of Culture and Creative Arts
- School of Humanities | Sgoil nan Daonnachdan
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures
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.
The University of Glasgow is situated in the heart of the West End, a vibrant hub for the creative arts industry and one of Time Out's coolest neighbourhoods in the world (2023).
Glasgow is also the UK's top cultural and creative city (European Commission, 2019) and a UNESCO City of Music. It is home to more than 100 cultural organisations, including the Burrell Collection – the Art Fund 2023 Museum of the Year – the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and five of Scotland's internationally renowned performing arts companies.
Arts Sustainability Working Group
22 NovA collection of over 200 coins from over 200 years of Celtic British history is now available to a worldwide audience.
16 NovThe University of Glasgow has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for the work of the world’s leading centre for the study of Scotland’s national poet.
02 NovAfter a two-year project, the Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT), which records Scottish literature in translation, has been revitalised and given a new digital home that can be accessed from across the globe.
01 NovThomas Pennant was a Welsh naturalist, writer, and antiquarian, who today is increasingly being credited for pioneering the ‘home tour’ of the British Isles,