Top urban research centre in the UK (REF 2014) 

In December 2014, Urban Studies at Glasgow was ranked top of the UK assessment of research excellence in the subject of Architecture, Built Environment and Planning. 50% of our research outputs were judged to be world-leading and 42% internationally excellent.

Excellent student experiences (National Student Survey (NSS) 2019)

Our undergraduate programme in Social and Public Policy was ranked number 1 in the UK for Social Policy in the 2019 NSS survey and achieved 100% student satisfaction. We also received over 90% satisfaction in 10 out of 26 categories in the survey. 

Our expertise spans social, economic and physical change in cities, and we use multi-level approaches to understand the relationships between:

  • housing
  • labour markets
  • systems of governance
  • health
  • crime
  • education
  • real estate
  • planning
  • the environment
  • transport 

If you study with us, you can learn from academics considered leaders in their fields and gain vital practical knowledge for shaping places, strengthening communities and improving policy making.

Times Good university guide

4th in UK

Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide [Social Policy]