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University of Glasgow

Location Gilmorehill Campus (Main), Glasgow United Kingdom
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Ranking

# 73

QS World University Rankings
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77

Undergraduate programs
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636

Postgraduate programs
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5+

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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.

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

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.


GMAT - Masters

Minimum score

580

Maximum score

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

SAT - Bachelors

Minimum score

1280

Maximum score

GPA - Bachelors

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

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.


Total students

28,249

UG students

66%

PG students

34%

International students

11,065

UG students

42%

PG students

58%

Total faculty staff

3,314

Domestic staff

61%

Int'l staff

39%

Student life

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.



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



Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

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

Ranking criteria

66.8
Overall
74.4
Academic Reputation
74
Employer Reputation
59.6
Faculty Student Ratio
38.7
Citations per Faculty
95.8
International Faculty Ratio
97.9
International Students Ratio
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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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/

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