College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


An introduction to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for international students considering undergraduate study at Edinburgh.


Students relax in the gardens of George Square in the Central Campus area

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers first class teaching and research across a broad spectrum of subjects.

The College is committed to diversity in the student population. This means that our students come from a range of backgrounds; what they have in common is the potential to succeed on our intellectually demanding degree programmes. The College and the University accepts students from all over the world. There are currently students from over 100 nations.

The College is comprised of 11 Schools:


With such a wide range of subjects offered, there is considerable flexibility for students when choosing their individual courses of study.

A list of the degree programmes and courses available in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, are all available from the University's Undergraduate Prospectus or you can use our online degree finder.