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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow was established in 1451 making it the fourth oldest University in the UK. Since its inception Glasgow has developed in size and reputation and is now ranked as 62nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings making University of Glasgow in the top 1% of Universities in the world.

Main Campus:


Student Population:
25,000 (from around 130 countries)



—  76th in the recent 2016 THES World University Rankings.
—  Located in the UK’s third largest city and the world’s friendliest city (as voted by readers of Rough Guides 2014).
—  Multicultural campus with 25% of our student population coming from outside the UK from almost 130 countries
—  Famous alumni including Adam Smith, Lord Kelvin, James Watt and seven Nobel Prize winners.

Areas Of Study


Undergraduate, postgraduate and other programmes are offered in the following disciplines:
College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, College of SocialSciences

The main undergraduate degrees awarded at Glasgow: 
Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng/MEng)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
Bachelor of Science (BSc/MSci)
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)
Master of Arts (MA Hons)
Master of Arts (MA Hons) (Social Sciences)

The main postgraduate degrees awarded at Glasgow: 
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Letters (MLitt)
Master of Research (MRes)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Master of Laws (LLM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Research (MRes)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Pathway Programmes 

We have a range of Pre-Sessional English and Foundation programmes for students who do not meet our direct entry requirements, with progression to over 60 different undergraduate degree programmes.  Successful completion of the Foundation programme guarantees you a place in year 2 of your chosen undergraduate degree.

Campus Facilities


Glasgow’s beautiful, historical campus features more than 100 listed buildings. The University’s location means that students can enjoy the combination of living in a compact campus-style environment while being part of a major city.

The University’s main campus is nestled within Glasgow’s cosy and cultural West End, which is packed full of cafés, bars, vintage boutiques and cultural attractions.
Glasgow International Airport is located 15 minutes away from the University, with daily direct flights to Dubai, Amsterdam, London, New York and many more destinations.

Fees and Finance

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from.

Glasgow provides up-to-the-minute information about tuition fees and how to pay at:

www.glasgow.ac.uk/scholarships/fees Living costs

Everyone has different spending habits, but as a general guide, we recommend that a single student should allow approximately £12,100 per full year to live and study at Glasgow.

A guide to your costs:

 Average cost per Month:
 Accommodation and Utilities  £470
 Food  £180
 Clothes  £70
 Bus, Underground and Taxis  £40
 Laundry/Stationery/Toiletries  £30
 Telephone/Internet  £40
 Entertainment  £120
 Total  £950
 Additional costs per Year:
 Books  £400
 UK Travel  £300
 Total  £700

Employability and Careers 

93.6% of students in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2013/14)

“Glasgow has a lot to offer no matter what your interest is, including an endless number of clubs and societies. I chose the University of Glasgow as it is the university that the founding father of economics, Adam Smith, attended. My personal ambition is to start my own bank or become CEO of an existing bank.”
–    Anwer, Syria – Economics Student & World Changer

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