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University of Glasgow

Location

Gilmorehill Campus (Main), Glasgow United Kingdom

Ranking

# 78QS World University Rankings

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156Undergraduate programs

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157Postgraduate programs

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5+QS stars

About University of Glasgow

Start dates

The start of teaching for the majority of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught programmes is in September each year, with Freshers’ Week, including Welcome & Induction taking place before it. The University also offers around 50 taught programmes to commence in November, and a further 30 programmes have a “dual start” option, offering a January start date as well as September. This gives the option to delay study to January.

For more information, see the Undergraduate Offer Holders General Information and Postgraduate Offer Holders General Information pages.


About the University


Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a world top 100 university with one of the widest range of courses in the UK. Associated with eight Nobel Laureates and boasting alumni like Adam Smith, Lord Kelvin and James Watt, the University sustains a broad portfolio of leading-edge research funded by industry, research councils and governmental agencies. Graduating students are equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.

The University of Glasgow at a glance:

• The University’s vision is to be The World-Changing University with a mission to bring a community of world changers together

• A member of the prestigious Russell Group, group of leading UK research intensive universities

• Co-founder member of Universitas 21, a network of universities established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance

• An international community of more than 20,000 students, from 140+ countries.


A large-scale investment project of £1 billion is currently underway 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 Hub, the Advanced Research Centre, the Clarice Pears building and the Adam Smith Business School & PGT Hub are now complete, and, connected by a new infrastructure, also create new public spaces for the University and the broader Glasgow community. 


Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities. It has been named the World’s Friendliest City by the 2022 Time Out Index. 


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About University of Glasgow

Start dates

The start of teaching for the majority of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught programmes is in September each year, with Freshers’ Week, including Welcome & Induction taking place before it. The University also offers around 50 taught programmes to commence in November, and a further 30 programmes have a “dual start” option, offering a January start date as well as September. This gives the option to delay study to January.

For more information, see the Undergraduate Offer Holders General Information and Postgraduate Offer Holders General Information pages.


About the University


Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a world top 100 university with one of the widest range of courses in the UK. Associated with eight Nobel Laureates and boasting alumni like Adam Smith, Lord Kelvin and James Watt, the University sustains a broad portfolio of leading-edge research funded by industry, research councils and governmental agencies. Graduating students are equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.

The University of Glasgow at a glance:

• The University’s vision is to be The World-Changing University with a mission to bring a community of world changers together

• A member of the prestigious Russell Group, group of leading UK research intensive universities

• Co-founder member of Universitas 21, a network of universities established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance

• An international community of more than 20,000 students, from 140+ countries.


A large-scale investment project of £1 billion is currently underway 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 Hub, the Advanced Research Centre, the Clarice Pears building and the Adam Smith Business School & PGT Hub are now complete, and, connected by a new infrastructure, also create new public spaces for the University and the broader Glasgow community. 


Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities. It has been named the World’s Friendliest City by the 2022 Time Out Index. 


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Available programs

With over 700 undergraduate degrees across four colleges, there is something for everybody at the University of Glasgow. The University’s undergraduate honours degrees in the College of Arts, College of Social Sciences, College of Science & Engineering and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences offer the flexibility to study several subjects before choosing a specialism. 


The wide range of subject choices and combinations make it easy to find a degree programme to match most interests. The subject(s) chosen determine the type of degree programme you will take and for how long you will study, but most standard flexible degree programme structures last four years.
The moment you start your studies, you will be taught by dedicated and passionate academics in a flexible and innovative learning environment. To help you develop the ability to direct your own learning, you will experience a range of teaching methods including large lectures, small tutorial groups, field trips and hands on practical sessions.
Fees vary according to fee status (often the same as country of residence) and programme. Tuition fees for international students range between £21,600 to £56,500 per year, with an average of £32,300 per year.


The University of Glasgow Undergraduate Study main website contains further useful information, such as types of all degree programmes, entry requirements, undergraduate prospectus, fees and funding, and so on. 


Archaeology BSc

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Archaeology MA

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Celtic Studies MA

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German MA

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Greek MA

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History MA

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History of Art MA

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Italian MA

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Music BMus

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Music MA

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Philosophy MA

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Portuguese MA

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Russian MA

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Spanish MA

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Anatomy BSc

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Anatomy MSci

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Biochemistry BSc

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Biochemistry MSci

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Dentistry BDS

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Genetics BSc

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Genetics MSci

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Human Biology BSc

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Immunology BSc

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Immunology MSci

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Medicine MBChB

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Microbiology BSc

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Microbiology MSci

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Neuroscience BSc

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Neuroscience MSci

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Nursing BN

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Pharmacology BSc

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Psychology BSc

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Psychology MA

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Zoology BSc

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Zoology MSci

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Astronomy BSc

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Astronomy MSci

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Chemistry BSc

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Geography BSc

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Geography MA

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Geology BSc

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Geology MSci

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Mathematics BSc

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Mathematics MA

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Mathematics MSci

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Mechatronics BEng

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Statistics BSc

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Statistics MSci

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Common Law LLB

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Economics BAcc

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Economics BSc

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Economics MA

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Finance BFin

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Politics LLB

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Politics MA

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Scots Law LLB

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The University of Glasgow offers three types of postgraduate degrees: postgraduate taught, postgraduate research and integrated PHD.
Taught by academics who are leading experts in their disciplines and offering state-of-the-art equipment, postgraduate degrees provide students with a platform for further research or to develop advanced knowledge within a field.  


With over 400 postgraduate programs across the College of Arts, College of Social Sciences, College of Science & Engineering and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, there is something for everybody at the University of Glasgow.


The University of Glasgow Postgraduate Study main website contains further useful information, such as types of all postgraduate degree programs, entry requirements, dates of open days, fees and funding, and so on. 

Archaeology MSc

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Art History MLitt

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History MSc

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Philosophy MSc

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War Studies MSc

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Critical Care MSc

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Oral Sciences MSc

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Public Health MPH

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Astrophysics MSc

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Chemistry MSc

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Data Science MSc

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Statistics MSc

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City Planning MSc

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Economics MRes

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Human Rights LLM

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Law LLM

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Management MSc

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Sociology MSc

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University information

Entry requirements vary between the degree programs. To find out specific candidate criteria, please visit the University of Glasgow’s study website and select the degree program you are interested in by selecting the mode of study from the list provided.

Bachelor

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90+
3.5+
1280+

Master

580+
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6.5+
90+

The University of Glasgow offers a wide range of facilities. Right in the heart of the main campus, the library opens 361 days a year, from 7.25am to 2.00am. The library's 12 Wi-Fi-enabled floors have hundreds of PCs and 2,500 study spaces. Students can access 2.5 million books and journals and 800,000 e-books and e-journals. The library is home to special collections, packed with rare manuscripts.


Further study spaces can be found across the main campus, such as the James McCune Smith Learning Hub, an inspirational and diverse learning space which can accommodate over 2,500 students, allowing undergraduate and postgraduate students access to advanced and useful interactive learning spaces and cafes on the first floor, or the Round Reading room, which is modelled on the Pantheon in Rome.


Founded in 1807, the University’s The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the national museums. It is a central resource for research and teaching in the arts, humanities and natural and medical sciences.


Dedicated to postgraduate students, the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club provides social and study space (with individual study booths and a seminar room) and serves hot and cold food, barista coffee and alcoholic beverages.


The main campus offers over 11 catering locations, from cafes to hub kitchens and in a variety of cousins. 

The Stevenson Building offers indoor sport facilities across several floors, from swimming pools to tennis courts and free weights area. Outdoor facilities are also available, with natural grass football pitches and courts for tennis, basketball and so on. Students can join any of the myriad club sports and compete nationally or internationally at tournaments. 

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Student life

The University has a vibrant student life where everyone is welcome. The four student bodies offer plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus and enrich your Glasgow experience. With over 300 clubs and societies, you are sure to find people who share your passion.


Glasgow also has a lively nightlife, with around 700 pubs, bars and nightclubs. The city hosts national and international festivals, music events and sport competitions. Glasgow also has more green space per head of population than any other European city, with more than 90 parks and public gardens.


The University offers work opportunities, and you can also make a positive impact in the local community through volunteering, or practice what you learnt by taking on an internship. The Careers Service is there to support your professional development, from information sessions and practical skills masterclasses to individual sessions and tailored career courses and pathways.

Students have a choice of location for accommodation, room types and costs. Furthermore, all University accommodations have fully trained wardens and senior living support assistants.

Student Services are also available for support, from wellbeing support, disability services to chaplaincy. 

Traveling around Glasgow and further afield is easy and is offered via various transport links. Or, of you prefer, you can cycle using the established cycle lanes throughout the city. 

Graduating with a degree from the University of Glasgow will unlock a wide choice of career prospects, as well as help you further your ambitions.
The graduate outcomes for the University of Glasgow show that six months after leaving university, 92% of graduates are in work or further study.

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

For particular career prospects, please visit the University of Glasgow’s study website and select the degree program you are interested in by selecting the mode of study from the list provided.

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 #78 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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
  • 2024
    #=76
  • 2025
    #78
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