16 Best Art & Design schools in Scotland

Below is the list of best universities in Scotland ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 273K citations received by 15.1K academic papers made by 16 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 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  2. For Art & Design

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  3. For Art & Design

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  4. For Art & Design

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  5. For Art & Design

    University of Dundee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  6. For Art & Design

    University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  7. For Art & Design

    University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  8. For Art & Design

    Heriot-Watt University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  9. For Art & Design

    Glasgow Caledonian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1993
  10. For Art & Design

    Edinburgh Napier University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  11. For Art & Design

    University of the West of Scotland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    15,555
    Founded
    1897
  12. For Art & Design

    Robert Gordon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    22%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  13. For Art & Design

    Glasgow School of Art logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1845
  14. For Art & Design

    Queen Margaret University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2007
  15. For Art & Design

    Abertay University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  16. For Art & Design

    University of the Highlands and Islands logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2011

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