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 we have 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 inter-disciplinary colleges which make up the University of Glasgow. We are home 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 employment skills or explore your own creative practice, we have the right programme for you.
The College is home to excellent research in a number of areas. 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 will help you to develop your:
A number of our postgraduate degrees are designed to teach the specific skills required for a particular career path A number include the opportunity for work placements. We also often invite professional experts to give a lecture orhost a workshop.The careers service offers all students support with interviews and CVs, employer recruitment events and internship opportunities.
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We offer a wide range of support services to our students. You can find a full list on our webpages.
It is worth pulling out a few which might be of interest.
The 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 C.V and interview preparation.The Graduate School supports all graduate students in the College, managing and facilitating a range of services and resources to ensure a productive and interdisciplinary collegiate environment
The University Library, is one of the largest libraries in Europe. Situated over 12 floors, 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 year of human existence.
The College of Arts is based at the Gilmore Hill 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 center. 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 destinationsThe 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.On campus Facilities
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 ServicesThe SRC is home to four award winning student media group: