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:

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.

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.