University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow


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The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 


65th in the QS World University Rankings 2018 which means we are a world top 100 university.

  • 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)
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2015/16)
  • Glasgow is the world’s friendliest city (Rough Guides 2016)

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 excellent (REF 2014)
  • Rated 12th in the UK for research power (REF 2014)
  • Annual research earnings exceeding £200 million  
  • 3,000  research and teaching 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 a National Geographic must-visit destination 2016
  • is home to over 90 parks and public gardens.
  • has more than 20 museums and art galleries including the award-winning Riverside Museum has excellent transport links with two international airports

Support Services
The University offers a wide range of services to help you make the most of your degree.


  • has one of the biggest collections in Europe 
  • has more than 2.5 million books and 30,000 e-journals
  • is open for 361 days a year
  • has study spaces for 2,564 students

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