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 (NSS 2017)

Our undergraduate programme in Social and Public Policy has produced excellent results in the 2017 NSS survey with a 94.4% student satisfaction of our programme.

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; and
  • the environment.

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.