College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

How we are structured

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.

Our Head of College is Vice-Principal Professor Dorothy Miell. She is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the College and is supported by several Deans and Associate Deans.


Business School

Centre for Open Learning



Edinburgh College of Art

Health in Social Science

History, Classics and Archaeology


Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Moray House School of Education and Sport

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Social and Political Science

Other areas within the College

Edinburgh Futures Institute

Edinburgh Futures Institute is a major strategic initiative of the University of Edinburgh. It is being developed in recognition that almost all of the biggest challenges facing society are complex and multi-layered, and that insight and innovation can come from bringing together expertise from across different disciplines.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities is one of the world's premier Institutes for Advanced Study. It supports innovative research and public engagement activities across the arts, humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary and international projects and programmes.

College Office

Our College is supported by the College Office team whose responsibilities include:

  • management of estates, finance and human resources services for the College
  • support for research and strategic projects
  • a number of cross-College or other cross-University programmes, processes and projects
  • central admissions and academic administration for undergraduate, visiting and postgraduate students in the College