10 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in Scotland

Below is the list of best universities in Scotland ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 4.29K citations received by 695 academic papers made by 10 universities in Scotland was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

1. University of Edinburgh

For Performing arts

#12 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

2. University of Glasgow

For Performing arts

#24 in Europe
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

3. University of St Andrews

For Performing arts

#64 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

4. University of Stirling

For Performing arts

#79 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

5. University of Aberdeen

For Performing arts

#82 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

6. University of Dundee

For Performing arts

#108 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967

7. Queen Margaret University

For Performing arts

#115 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2007

8. University of Strathclyde

For Performing arts

#120 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

9. Heriot-Watt University

For Performing arts

#141 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

10. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Performing arts

#163 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1993

Closest to Scotland states to learn Performing arts

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United Kingdom Flag rank
England 90 1
Wales 6 24