University of Glasgow

Overview

The University of Glasgow is a famous research-based public University situated in Scotland. It is part of  Russell Group Universities  and the center of world-changing research as well as higher education to promote Sustainability. The university offers several flexible undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs that challenge global needs.

The university takes pride in fundamental, strategic, and applied research. Therefore, the Glasgow community consists of students and staff from different countries and comes up with a local, regional, national, and international environment. It reopens the door in the light of Scottish culture and enhances economic regeneration. The institute undertakes the motto’ The Way, The Truth, The Life and celebrates the achievements of the national economy.



History

The origin of The University of Glasgow found in 1451 and was established by the public decree named ‘papal bull’. It is the fourth-oldest university among the 4th primitive universities in Scotland. During the 18th century, the university was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment, accompanied by the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews. Among eight primitive institutions, Glasgow wins awards for undergraduate master’s degrees in several academic disciplines.

The University of Glasgow consists mainly of four colleges. They are College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, College of Science & Engineering, and College of Social Sciences.

Location

The University of Glasgow has three campuses. Gilmorehill Campus is this university’s main campus, located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city center. Garscube Campus is 4 miles away from the university’s main campus.

Moreover, the Dumfries Campus in southwest Scotland has 85 acres of parkland and gardens.

Students Statistics

  • Undergraduate – 59%
  • Postgraduate – 41%
  • Full-time students – 85%
  • Part-time students – 15%
  • UK/EU students – 73%
  • International students – 27%
  • Female – 60%
  • Male – 40%

  • Ranking & Achievements

    Rankings

  • Ranked 14th in the Times University Guide 2023
  • 82nd in THE World University Rankings 2023
  • Secured 81st position in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
  • Placed 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2023
  • Between 101st-150th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2021
  • Placed 86th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

  • Achievements

  • Seven Nobel laureates are alums of the University of Glasgow.
  • The University of Glasgow is a member of the Association of European Research-Intensive Universities.
  • The University of Glasgow initiated the World-Changing Alumni Award to celebrate the excellent performance of notable alumni.
  • This institute is a founding member of Universities 21.
  • Faculties

    The University of Glasgow belongs to several faculties and every faculty as well as schools has several subjects.

    The schools are as follows:

  • School of Chemistry
  • Adam Smith Business School
  • School of Computing Science
  • Dental School
  • School of Critical Studies
  • School of Culture & Creative Arts
  • School of Education
  • James Watt School of Engineering
  • School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Mathematics & Statistics
  • School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
  • School of Modern Languages & Cultures
  • School of Physics & Astronomy
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social & Political Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

  • The top ten subjects are as follows:
    Accounting and Finance, Computer Science, Drama, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Geography, Law. Music, Nursing, and Sports Science.

    Fees & Scholarships

    The international tuition fee is £19,000–29,000

    Scholarships

  • RUK Access Bursary is applicable for England, Northern Ireland, Wales students.

  • The RUK Excellence  Scholarship  is applicable for ‘A-Level (or equivalent)

  • The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) Postgraduate Funding is available for Scottish students. It is also applicable for non-UK EU countries.

  • The University of Glasgow offers PGT Excellence Awards for UK and EU Students.

  • English, Welsh, and Northern Irish Students are eligible for Postgraduate Masters Loan.

  • Both full-time and part-time postgraduate students get financial support from Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.

  • Funding for Northern Irish students gives financial support to a taught Master’s program in Glasgow.

    Funding for Welsh Students, postgraduate funding is available for a Welsh student.
  • The postgraduate research students are eligible for the ‘Graduate Teaching Assistantships’

    that is the process of students’ works experience through supplementing their income.

  • Courses

    Foundation

  • BA (Hons) Animation With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Costume Design With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Writing with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) English and Drama with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) English and Film with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) English Language with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) English Literature with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film, TV and Stage Design with Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design With Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Photography With Foundation Year
  • BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Web Development with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Security with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Games Design and Production With Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People's) with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Podiatry with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year
  • Business Management with Finance with Foundation Year
  • International Foundation Year
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Foundation Year
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year

  • Undergraduate

  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) Comedy Writing and Performance
  • BA (Hons) Contemporary History and Politics
  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Military and International History
  • BA (Hons) Costume Design
  • BA (Hons) Dance
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media
  • BA (Hons) Digital Video Production and Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Writing
  • BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
  • BA (Hons) English and Drama
  • BA (Hons) English and Film
  • BA (Hons) English Language
  • BA (Hons) English Language and Creative Writing
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Image Making and Styling
  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies
  • BA (Hons) Film, TV and Stage Design
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Intelligence Analysis
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design
  • BA (Hons) International Politics and Security
  • BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics
  • BA (Hons) Journalism (Broadcast)
  • BA (Hons) Journalism (Multimedia)
  • BA (Hons) Journalism with Public Relations
  • BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance
  • BA (Hons) Media and Performance
  • BA (Hons) Model Making for the Creative Industries
  • BA (Hons) Music / Creative Music Technology
  • BA (Hons) Music / Musical Arts
  • BA (Hons) Music / Popular Music & Recording
  • BA (Hons) Music Management and Creative Enterprise
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Politics
  • BA (Hons) Post Production and VFX
  • BA (Hons) Technical Theatre (Production and Design)
  • BA (Hons) Television and Radio Production
  • BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance
  • BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering with Professional Experience
  • BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies
  • BEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship)
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Football Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Architecture
  • BSc (Hons) Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Biology with Studies in the USA
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance with Professional Placement Year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Innovation and Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law with Professional Placement Year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing with Professional Placement Year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Professional Placement Year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport with Professional Placement Year
  • BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Professional Experience
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Web Development
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Part-time)
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Security
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography with Professional Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography with Studies in the USA
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics with Professional Experience
  • BSc (Hons) Games Design and Production
  • BSc (Hons) Games Design and Production With Industry Placement
  • BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases
  • BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture
  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) Media Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing / RN Adult
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing / RN Children and Young People
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing / RN Mental Health
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Acoustics
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Professional Experience
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Podiatry
  • BSc (Hons) Podiatry (Podiatrist Degree Apprenticeship)
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Sound and Video Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology of Human and Animal Behaviour
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with English Language
  • BSc (Hons) Pure and Applied Physics
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying (Part-Time)
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Accelerated (Day-Release)
  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Asset Management)
  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Asset Management) Accelerated
  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience
  • BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Analysis (Top Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation
  • BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Professional Experience Year
  • Facilities & Services

  • A modern learning environment with the latest IT support.
  • The Language Centre Library is situated in Bute Gardens, which has a spacious premise for studying.

  • A well-equipped library with plenty of inevitable as well as rare books and archives. University students can borrow books anytime by using their ID cards and they can have internet access in particular courses.

  • The university clubs and societies are officially attached to SRC which provides funding, training, facilities, and services.

  • The vending machines are available on and off the university campuses. 

  • Students also get many local cafes along with seating areas.

  • Accommodation

    The University of Glasgow has two major city campuses situated at Gilmorehill and Garscube. The third one is established in Dumfries near the south of Glasgow. There are lots of privately rented accommodations in and around Glasgow. Students like mostly the new attractive Mary Stewart building. Glasgow Living Support Team is trained enough to give support and advice to residents.


    They provide support and services such as students’ medical help, emotional support, and any information about university life. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are benefitted from the team, even knowing about new events and opportunities.


    Transports

    A high-quality transport service is available in Glasgow. The university students can have access to hire minibuses on university business. Therefore, the rules and regulations of transportation is very strict that belongs to the health and safety law for on-the-road work activities. Students can move easily from one place to another by train or Glassgow city buses.


    In Garscube Campus public transports are also available. Moreover, students have the opportunity to use the Glasgow Tripper smart card as well as the SPT Zone card. Above all, the Scotrail Service is also available in many routes to travel around the city that makes it a whole lot easier.

    FAQ’s

    What is Glasgow’s acceptance rate?

    The University of Glasgow’s acceptance rate is 74%.

    Is there anything special about attending the University of Glasgow?

    The University of Glasgow is a top-tier educational and research institution recognized around the globe for its illustrious history, brilliant faculty, and cutting-edge facilities. With its active campus life, welcoming neighborhood, and culturally varied student body, this university is a great option for higher education.

    How long does it take to receive an offer letter from the United Kingdom?

    It takes approximately 2 weeks to get an offer letter from a UK university.

    Do you need a personal statement to get into the University of Glasgow?

    The Personal Statement is a document that is often required for teaching postgraduate courses. In it, you should explain why you want to take the course and show that you have the skills to do so.

    What subjects is Glasgow University known for?

    Below are some popular subject areas at this university:

  • Economics
  • Dentistry
  • MBA
  • Sports Science
  • Law
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Art & Design
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Sciences
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