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COVID-19 information for future students:

The University is working in line with the latest advice from the Scottish Government and Health Authorities in order to prepare the campus to safely welcome new students in September 2020.
Following extensive consultation with experts, wide-ranging measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission have been developed. The measures include:

• two free reusable face coverings for all students and staff
• an enhanced cleaning regime for all buildings
• one-way systems and clear signage to ensure safe and smooth movement around our campuses
• observing physical distancing measures, including in teaching spaces
• hand sanitisers throughout our buildings.

The aim is to provide as much face-to-face teaching and interaction as possible, within approved Government guidelines. Nearly all buildings will be open and the aim is for every student to be able to enjoy smaller class experiences, laboratory and skills sessions on-campus, while lectures will be delivered remotely online.

Start dates

The start of teaching for the majority of Undergraduate programmes is 21 September 2020, with Freshers’ Week, including Welcome & Induction, from 14 September.
The majority of Postgraduate taught programmes will start teaching on either 14 or 21 September 2020.
The University is also offering around 50 taught programmes to commence on 9 November, and a further 30 programmes have a “dual start” option, offering a January 2021 start date as well as September 2020. This gives the option to delay study to January.

For more information options, see FAQ for offer holders and applicants.

About the University

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.

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More information

For any questions about studying in Glasgow, it’s possible to connect with staff, students and alumni online:


Although you don’t need to step foot on campus to experience the outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research, the university’s online programs allow you study at a time and pace that suits you.

To bring you closer to the content, lecturers and class colleagues, the University of Glasgow’s online degree programs feature a flexible and stimulating combination of formats, including videos, storylines and transcripts. Live seminars, discussion areas and multiple web resources are also a prime feature of the university’s online degree programs which offer a level of interactivity that is hard to rival.

From the moment you enroll onto one of the university’s online degree programs, all the way through to graduation, you will be supported every step of the way.

The multidisciplinary online learning environment includes tools such as group chat rooms and private discussion forums. You may also end up studying a subject alongside students from another program which opens you up to the viewpoints of people from more than one discipline, giving you a broader all-round knowledge, as well wealth of networking and additional learning opportunities.



Entry requirements vary between the online degree programs. To find out specific candidate criteria, you will need to visit the University of Glasgow’s website and select the online degree program you are interested in.


Graduating with an online postgraduate degree program from the University of Glasgow will unlock a wide choice of career prospects, as well as help you further your ambitions.

With MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate qualifications available, you can choose a program of study to suit your individual career plans and commitments.

The University of Glasgow is proud of its heritage and alumni hall of fame:

  • James Watt gave power to the industrial revolution
  • Adam Smith laid the foundations of modern economics
  • Lord Kelvin proposed an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin scale
  • Joseph Lister gave us antiseptic in surgery
  • Frederick Soddy discovered isotopes
  • Ian Donald developed the first ultrasound image of a fetus
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered radio pulsars
  • Sheila Rowan led the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves


Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

University of Glasgow is one of the top Public universities in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=77 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 27,436


International students - 10,351


Total faculty staff - 3,225


Total students - 27,436


International students - 10,351


Total faculty staff - 3,225



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