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The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning, and is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. The University of Glasgow is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. 

63rd in the QS World University Rankings 2016 which means we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world

  • 88th Times Higher World University Rankings 2016/17
  • 90% satisfaction (National Student Survey 2015)
  • Sixth in the UK for international student satisfaction (i-graduate ISB summer wave 2015)
  • 94.9% of students in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2014/15)
  • Glasgow is the world’s friendliest city (Rough Guides 2014)

Glasgow at a glance

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities in the UK
  • 81% of research judged to be internationally excelled (REF 2014)
  • Rated 12th in the UK for research power (REF 2014)
  • Annual research earnings of more than £200 million  
  • 3,000 research staff
  • More than 7,000 postgraduate students

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The city of Glasgow

  • is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities
  • has a lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and seven cinemas
  • is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, host to around 130 music events every week.
  • is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End
  • is home to over 90 parks and public gardens.
  • has more than 20 museums and art galleries including the Riverside Museum
  • has excellent transport links with two international airports

Support Services
In order to support you prior to and during your time at Glasgow, the University of Glasgow offers a wide range of services to help you make the most of your degree.

The University of Glasgow library has one of the biggest collections in Europe and offers access to more than 2.5 million books and 30,000 e-journals. It has study spaces for 2,564 students and is open for 361 days a year. Students have access to more than 800 student PCs at the library, the largest cluster of student PCs on campus, and Wi-Fi access throughout the building.

We offer a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options for postgraduates, from halls of residence to student apartments.  Most new students and all new international students are guaranteed accommodation (subject to our admissions policy) see: Accommodation.

Scholarships, Fees and Funding
We understand that finance is an important area for students.  The university is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence . To find out what help is available, go to: Scholarships and fees and Student Finance.

Contact Details
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Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 2000



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