Studying for a degree in Arts

Studying for a degree in Arts

An Honours degree at Glasgow offers you the flexibility to study a range of subjects in your first two years, giving you a breadth of experience before deciding what subjects you would like to specialise in for your final degree. If you choose to specialise in one subject you’ll take a Single Honours degree and if you choose to specialise in two subjects you’ll take a Joint Honours degree.

In first year you normally choose courses in three subjects at Level-1.

In second year you normally go on with at least two of your Level-1 subjects at Level-2, and continue to broaden your horizons by taking another subject at Level-1. As an Arts student, you will be required to take 120 credits in subjects taught by the College of Arts over your first two years. The remaining credits can be taken in Arts, Social Science or Science courses.

At the end of the second year you’ll normally progress to an MA Honours degree, although you can finish your studies at the end of third year with an MA in General Humanities degree.

The MA Honours degree is a four-year degree, although if you are studying a modern foreign language you’ll spend your third year abroad before returning to Glasgow for your final two years of study.

If you are interested in studying abroad for a year while studying subjects other than Modern Languages, you may apply to complete your Junior Honours year at a partner institution.

Example of MA Joint Honours degree path

Year 1
Choose three different subjects according to your interests.

Philosophy
Level-1
40 credits

History of Art
Level-1
40 credits

Politics
Level-1
40 credits

Year 2
Continue with two of your first-year subjects and choose another subject.

Philosophy
Level-2
40 credits

History of Art
Level-2
40 credits

Classics (Classical Civilisation)
Level-1
40 credits

Year 3
Specialisation in two chosen subjects.

Philosophy
Level-3

History of Art
Level-3

 

Year 4
Continue with specialisation in two chosen subjects.

Philosophy
Level-4

History of Art
Level-4

 

Honours degree destination =

MA with Honours in Philosophy & History of Art