Why join the College of Arts, University of Glasgow?

Join our Creative Minds and Critical Thinkers
We’ve been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since 1451 and we are in the world’s top 70 universities for Arts and Humanities (QS World Rankings 2022).

We’re also 1st in the UK for Film Production & Photography, and 6th for Music and Top 10 in the UK for History (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and 33rd in the World for English Language & Literature (QS World Rankings 2022).

The University of Glasgow was named Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK Universities and annual research income of more than £180m.

We are proud to be ranked nineteenth best in the world & first in Scotland and third in the UK for the positive impact the University of Glasgow has on society by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.

The University of Glasgow is situated in the vibrant West End of the city of Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music. Glasgow has been named the cultural and creative capital of the UK, and has gained recognition as a creative and cultural centre of European importance (European Commission Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, 2019). It is home to more than 100 cultural organisations and five of Scotland’s internationally renowned performing arts companies.

Join our Expert Academics
The College of Arts is home to four innovative Schools renowned for their world-leading research and wide range of postgraduate degree opportunities:

  • School of Critical Studies: Creative Writing, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Scottish Literature, Theology and Religious Studies
  • School of Culture and Creative Arts: Film & Television Studies, History of Art, Music, Theatre Studies, Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research, Cultural Policy Research, Creative Arts and Industries.
  • School of Humanities: Archaeology, Celtic & Gaelic, Classics, History, Information Studies, Philosophy
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Comparative Literature, Modern Languages and Cultures: French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Translation Studies, Spanish, Russian.

 Benefit from our Facilities

Our specialist arts and humanities facilities include some of the richest and most diverse collections in Europe, including our extensive Archives and Special Collections, The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and access to Kelvin Hall, home to The Hunterian Collections, one of the world’s finest university collections. Kelvin Hall is also home to the digital collections of the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and 400,000 objects from Glasgow Museums collections. Theatre, film and tv students have access to a cinema, theatre, performance studio and video editing suite. Music students have access to the University Concert Hall and a fine collection of instruments, for recitals, performance practice and teaching and ten practice rooms.

Our Music in the University series promotes music-making University-wide, draws on specific research and educational interests and also collaborates with external professional organisations such as Glasgow Life, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Dunedin Consort and promotes public performances of their music in the University’s beautiful and historic venues

Scholarships and Funding

For EU Applicants

Our EU Welcome Award is an automatic £5,000 tuition fee discount to new, incoming EU students enrolling on an eligible postgraduate taught programme.Highly qualified applicants from the EU will be eligible for the Vice Chancellor EU Award which is a tuition fee discount of between £8,000-£12,000.

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For Home, UK, EU and International Applicants

The College of Arts has a number of competitively allocated scholarships for UK and international/EU students commencing full-time postgraduate taught programmes in the 2022/23 academic year.

These academic bursaries are available for deserving applicants to undertake a full-time postgraduate master’s degree programme with the University of Glasgow.

The value of awards range from £2000 – £10000.

Visit our find a scholarship database for details.

20% Alumni Discount for 2022 Entry

At the University of Glasgow, we are offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to our alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2022/23. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. This discount can be awarded alongside most University scholarships.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and will typically have a 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and hold an offer of a place for an eligible full-time postgraduate taught programme.

How to Apply

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