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University of Glasgow

Location

Gilmorehill Campus (Main), Glasgow United Kingdom

Ranking

# 81QS World University Rankings

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77Undergraduate programs

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636Postgraduate programs

stars

5+QS stars

About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a world top 100 university with one of the widest range of courses in the UK. Established in 1451, the University is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith.

The University of Glasgow at a glance:

•    Member of the prestigious Russell Group, group of leading UK research intensive universities in the UK

•    Founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education

•    Annual research earnings of more than £181 million

•    An international community of more than 29,000 students, from 130+ countries.

There is currently a large scale investment project of £1 billion in the University’s estate to create spaces and opportunities for world-changing teaching, education and research. The new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith learning and teaching hub is due to open in early 2021.

Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities. A 2019 Time Out survey placed it in the top ten cities in the world. Ranked between Berlin and Paris, Glasgow was voted number one for both friendliness and affordability.

About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a world top 100 university with one of the widest range of courses in the UK. Established in 1451, the University is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith.

The University of Glasgow at a glance:

•    Member of the prestigious Russell Group, group of leading UK research intensive universities in the UK

•    Founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education

•    Annual research earnings of more than £181 million

•    An international community of more than 29,000 students, from 130+ countries.

There is currently a large scale investment project of £1 billion in the University’s estate to create spaces and opportunities for world-changing teaching, education and research. The new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith learning and teaching hub is due to open in early 2021.

Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities. A 2019 Time Out survey placed it in the top ten cities in the world. Ranked between Berlin and Paris, Glasgow was voted number one for both friendliness and affordability.

University information

General

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Bachelor

1280+
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61%
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13,848
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64%
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Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of Glasgow is one of the top public universities in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It is ranked #81 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #54
  • 2014
    #51
  • 2015
    #=55
  • 2016
    #=62
  • 2017
    #=63
  • 2018
    #65
  • 2019
    #=69
  • 2020
    #67
  • 2021
    #77
  • 2022
    #73
  • 2023
    #81

Ranking criteria

64.6
Overall
75.1
Academic Reputation
75.1
Employer Reputation
50.5
Faculty Student Ratio
34.7
Citations per Faculty
95.5
International Faculty Ratio
98.9
International Students Ratio
94.7
International Research Network
29.4
Employment Outcomes
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

The University’s undergraduate honours degrees in arts, social sciences and science offer the flexibility to study several subjects before choosing a specialism.

Fees and funding

Fees vary according to fee status (often the same as country of residence) and programme. Average tuition fees for international students range between approximately £18,000 per year, to £22,000 per year.

Choosing a degree

The subject(s) chosen determine the type of degree programme you will take and for how long you will study, but the most standard flexible degree programme structure lasts four years.

The main undergraduate degrees awarded at Glasgow are as follows:

Professional degree programmes:

    Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)Bachelor of Divinity (BD)Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)Bachelor of Finance (BFin)Bachelor of Laws (LLB)Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)Bachelor of Music (BMus)Bachelor of Nursing (BN)Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)Master of Design & Technological Education (MDTechEd)Master of Education (MEduc)Master of Engineering (MEng)

Flexible degree programmes:

    Bachelor of Science (BSc)Master of Arts (MA)Master of Arts (MA) (Social Sciences)Master in Science (MSci)

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Physiology

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Taught Masters programmes follow a set structure, usually over 12 months.

Application deadlines for PG Taught programmes commencing September 2020 have been extended, where vacancies are available:

    International applicants: 10 August 2020 (Exceptions apply for certain high demand programmes. See programme webpage for details)UK/EU applicants: 31 August 2020

Application deadlines for PG Taught programmes now commencing November 2020 have been extended, where vacancies are available:

    International applicants: 28 September 2020 (Exceptions apply for certain high demand programmes. See programme webpage for details)UK/EU applicants: 19 October 2020

Application deadlines for PG Taught programmes now commencing January 2021 have been extended, where vacancies are available:

    International applicants: 27 November 2020 (Exceptions apply for certain high demand programmes. See programme webpage for details)UK/EU applicants: 15 December 2020

Choosing postgraduate study

The University’s Postgraduate taught degrees range across the 4 Colleges of

    ArtsSocial SciencesScience and EngingeeringMedical, Veterinary & Life Sciences.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements for individual postgraduate programmes in the A-Z list of programmes. This includes information on both academic and English language requirements (if English is not your first language).

Fees and funding

Fees vary according to fee status (often the same as country of residence) and programme. Specific costs are listed on each individual programme page. Scholarships and funding opportunities can be found at glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/fundingyourstudies/

Aerospace Systems

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Classics

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