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University of Glasgow

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United Kingdom
#67
Public
Very High
26,357
Yes
3,112
9,449

Overview

We are a world top 100 university with one of the widest range of courses in the UK. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. Our international community of over 28,000 students, from over 140 countries, are actively encouraged to spend study time overseas.

We are ranked:
•    joint 69th in the world and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2019)
•    joint 93rd in the world by the Times Higher World University Rankings 2019
•    in the top 5 of the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2019)

Our Undergraduate honours degrees in arts, social sciences and science offer the flexibility to study several subjects before choosing a specialism. Our taught Masters programmes follow a set structure, usually over 12 months.

Our graduates are highly sought after both in the UK and overseas. 95.9% of our students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation [latest HESA data].
We are investing 1 billion in our estate to create spaces and opportunities for world-changing teaching, education and research with our student learning and teaching hub is due to open in Autumn 2020.

The City of Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities. Glasgow is home to an abundance of parks, public gardens, museums and art galleries. It is also consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End. With more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs, and over 130 music events every week, the city has a lively nightlife.

A 2019 Time Out survey placed Glasgow in the top ten cities in the world. Ranked between Berlin and Paris, Glasgow was voted number one for both friendliness and affordability.

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
•    2,500 research staff
•    More than 29,000 students



University Highlights

Total students - 26,357

31%
69%

International students - 9,449

46%
54%

Total faculty staff - 3,112

1154
1958

Total students - 26,357

31%
69%

International students - 9,449

46%
54%

Total faculty staff - 3,112

1958
1154

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
2020
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.

QS Stars Ratings for University of Glasgow

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