Global Fusion Top 10 Universities for the Arts in the UK

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  • Posted By : GF Staff
  • Posted On : Nov 26, 2015
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  • Description : If you agree in this line, you probably want to study arts or humanities subjects. But which university for arts should you apply to?


  • “Medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.”



    This is a beautiful quote from the movie Dead Poet Society delivered by John Keating, played by the late great Robin Williams.



    University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is voted top MML School in the newspaper Guardian in its University Guide 2015 edition. [Photo: University of Cambridge - MML]



    If you agree in this line, you probably want to study arts or humanities subjects. But which university for arts should you apply to?



    The London-based weekly magazine Times Higher Education (THE), the leading publication in the UK, came up with the top 50 global institutions that offer art subjects. Here are the ones from the UK.



    10. University of Warwick


    This public research university in Coventry, England and London sits at number 46 in the world ranking of THE’s top 50 art institutions. It offers a wide range of courses, including that of history and classics. It has different language classes and English literature. It gives new students the choice to study more specialized courses such as theatre and performance studies, and culture and communication.



    9. Lancaster University




    The arts and social science faculty of this institution has nine departments. There are 3,200 undergraduates and more than 1,200 post graduates studying under this faculty. This public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire ranks at number 36 in the THE’s list.



    8. Durham University


    This collegiate research university in Durham, North East England is at number 34 in the THE world ranking. The faculty of arts and humanities in this institution has seven departments, including the department of music, the department of classics and ancient history, and the department of theology and religion.



    7. University of St. Andrews  


    This public research university in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland is the oldest among the four ancient universities of Scotland and it is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. It ranks number 33 in THE’s list.



    6. University of Manchester


    The University of Manchester library. [Photo: Snap the Pix]



    This large research university in the city of Manchester, England is at number 28 in the world ranking. This institution boasts 25 Nobel laureates. It became the biggest single site university in Britain back in 2004. Most of its 500-degree programs offered in this school are from the faculty of humanities, which includes the school of arts, culture, languages, and the school of law.



    5. King’s College London


    Poster of the 2014 Arts & Humanities Festival at King’s College London. The event, which is on its sixth year, was held last October 15-24, 2014. [Photo: King’s College London blog]

    This public collegiate research university in London holds the Arts and Humanities every year. This event holds various activities including performances, lectures, exhibitions, and Q&A session focused on the arts and humanities of the university. It ranks 23 in THE’s world list.



    4. University of Edinburgh


    This institution was founded in 1583, making it the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It has risen to number12 in the world ranking this year from number 16 in 2013. The college of humanities and social sciences was formed in 2002 as a merger of former faculties.



    3. University College London (UCL)


    This public research university is the oldest and largest constituent college in London. It sits on number 8 in the world ranking. Its arts and humanities faculty has the department of English language and literature, the Greek and Latin department, the Slade School of Fine Art, and the department for European social and political studies.



    2. University of Oxford


    The Oxford University academic are helping actors perform a Shakespeare play unrehearsed. [Photo: Oxford Arts blog]



    This collegiate Research University in Oxford, England has been said to be around since 1096. It is the third oldest surviving university in the world. It ranks number 5 in THE’s list.



    1. University of Cambridge


    This institution was founded in 1209. Its school of arts and humanities faculty has eight faculties. According to Times Higher Education, this school is the best place to study arts and humanities in UK.

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