Since 1451 the College of Arts has been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities. Over the last five centuries and more, the University has constantly worked to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, two Prime Ministers and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister.
The College of Arts is one of four interdisciplinary colleges which make up the University of Glasgow. We are home to the Arts and Humanities subject areas such as: Art History; Music; Literature; Translation; Archaeology and Information Studies. Whether you want to expand your knowledge, develop professional skills or explore your own creative practice, we have the right programme for you.
In 2017 we were awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the highest accolade for any higher education institution, for our work on the Historical Thesaurus of English.
The research ambitions of the college are demonstrated in our centers of excellence:
All our degrees teach the transferable skills that employers are looking for, helping you to develop your:
A number of our postgraduate degrees (Music, Theatre, Media Management, Material Culture, Curatorial Practice, Filmmaking, Museum Studies and information Management) are designed to teach the specific skills required for a particular career path. These degrees often include work placements. Professional experts often give lectures or host workshops.
The Student Services Enquiry Team are a comprehensive information service who aspire to assist you with the majority of your enquiries from a single location.
Our International Student Support team are on hand to help with your arrival, visa and guidance on living in the UK.
The Careers Service is here to support you in your employment. This could be through our internship programme, the network (putting current students in touch with successful alumni) or helping you with your CV and interview preparation.
Academic support is offered through the College of Arts Graduate School.
We offer a number of self-catering residences which are within a walkable distance to campus.
We offer 39 or 52 week contracts and we don’t mix Undergraduates and Postgraduates in the same block. By choosing University of Glasgow accommodation you have access to one of the UKs finest University Sports facilities included in your accommodation fees.
You get 24/7 access to dedicated University support.
We have a variety of flat and room types at varying costs for you to select from.
The University Library is one of the largest libraries in Europe. It holds more than 2.5 million books and journals, as well as providing access to an extensive range of electronic resources including over 30,000 electronic journals. Our Special Collections is one of the foremost resources in Scotland for academic research and teaching with collections, spanning 2000 years of human existence.
There are study spaces for more than 2,500 students, with over 800 computers, and wi-fi access is available throughout the building.
We have an on campus doctors surgery and pharmacy.
The College of Arts is based at the Gilmorehill [KA1] campus. Glasgow is regularly listed as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. We are a based in Glasgow’s fashionable and exciting West End, about 1.5 miles from the city centre. With a wealth of cultural attractions, and a year-round programme of world-class events, it is easy to understand why Glasgow is firmly established as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations
Our campus is home to:
We firmly believe that there are huge benefits to participating in sport and are committed to reducing any barriers to taking part. We have over 15,000 members and over 2,000 use our facilities on a daily basis.
As a student at the University of Glasgow, you are automatically a member of its Students’ Representative Council (SRC). The activity of the SRC is organised around three main areas: Representation & Support; Participation, and Services
The SRC is home to four award-winning student media groups:
MSc Information Management & PreservationAs a graduate you will be eligible to be accredited by both the Archives & Records Association and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), providing valuable professional recognition in both the archive and library fields.