College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

About the College

Formed in 2002, we have an international reputation as an academic powerhouse within the arts, humanities and social sciences – that is well connected to global networks of scholars and attracts significant numbers of top quality students and staff.

Introduction to our College

George Square gardens in spring
We are one of three academic Colleges at the University of Edinburgh, with more than 4,000 staff and 26,000 students from 160 different countries.

How we are structured

55-60 George Square
We host 11 academic Schools, the cross-University Centre for Open Learning, the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Teaching and learning

50 George Square from David Hume Tower lecture theatres
We offer one of the broadest ranges of academic choice in the UK, attracting students at undergraduate and postgraduate level from over 160 countries. Twenty of our subjects were ranked within the top 10 of the UK’s Complete University Guide 2022.

Staff contacts

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Contact details for staff in our College, grouped by School and College Office teams to make it easier for you to find who you are looking for.


A range of staff information and resources are accessible on our CAHSS intranet (University login required).

College website privacy statement

The College privacy policy outlines the way this website and related systems used by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, processes, stores and protects user data and information.