The College of Arts

The College of Arts is committed to sustaining a positive, inclusive and nurturing environment where students, colleagues, and visitors can flourish. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join our community and engage with our high-quality programmes, world-leading research, and the broader opportunities we offer. 

Our research brings fresh perspectives and new insights into all aspects of human experience and humanity’s place in the world, and we offer new ways of collaborating with other disciplines and with communities, industries and regional and global partners.

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 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:

The College of Arts is 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'.

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.

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.

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.