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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is ranked in the World's top 70 for Arts and Humanities. Inspiring people since 1451, we continue to redefine boundaries. We are Scottish University of the Year 2018 and have won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our transformational research in English Language.

Top reasons to study here

  • Ranked in the world top 70 for Arts and Humanities
  • Strong links with the city's creative, cultural and heritage organisations
  • Scottish University of the Year 2018

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (32)
Business & Management (21)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (13)
Medicine & Health (10)
Law (9)
Education & Training (8)
Engineering & Technology (8)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (8)
Humanities (8)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Journalism & Media (1)



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:

  • Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies
  • Centre for Cultural Policy Research
  • Centre for Gender History
  • Centre Scottish and Celtic Studies
  • Scottish Centre for War Studies
  • Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History
  • Centre for Robert Burns Studies
  • Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience
  • Medical Humanities Research Centre
  • The Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text and Image Cultures


All our degrees teach the transferable skills that employers are looking for, helping you to develop your:

  • Critical thinking
  • Capability to analyze and interpret vast amounts of information
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

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.  

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

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. 

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

There are study spaces for more than 2,500 students, with over 800 computers, and wi-fi access is available throughout the building.

Medical services

We have an on campus doctors surgery and pharmacy.

Student Life

Campus life

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:

  • The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
  • The 12 floor library
  • The Stevenson Building Sport Facilities
  • Student Services Hub
  • Numerous cafes and places to eat
  • The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club

Sports facilities

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.

On campus

  • 6 lane, 25m swimming pool
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • Power Play Strength suite
  • Pulse Cardio suite
  • Activity hall
  • 2 Exercise studios
  • 2 squash courts
  • Changing, shower and locker facilities

Garscube Campus

  • 2 all weather synthetic pitches (sand-dressed & 3G rubber crumb)
  • 6 grass pitches
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Cricket oval
  • Walking and jogging routes
  • Changing, shower and locker facilities

Student clubs

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:

  • The Glasgow Guardian Newspaper
  • Glasgow University Student Television
  • Glasgow University Magazine
  • SubCity Radio
There are over 150 clubs and societies at Glasgow and most of them enjoy affiliation and support from the SRC. 


MSc Information Management & Preservation

As 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.

Student Reviews

The reality about UofG!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Inspiring, challenging and exciting.
Friendly Glasgow!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Everything is great! I made new friends with different cultures. The city is beautiful and everyone is very polite. I made the right choice!
Great place
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
My overall experience so far has been great. Professors at Glasgow uni are very friendly, apporachable and are more than ready to help at any time. The university provides lots of services for students such as the careers service IT serveries and so on. There are lots of opportunities available on campus as well as off campus.

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom