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The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451.
Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a seminal lecture on the theory of relativity there in 1933.
The university consists of four colleges:
College of Arts
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
College of Social Sciences
There are three campuses making up the university. The main campus is Gilmorehill, centred around an impressive neo-gothic building and equipped with contemporary facilities. The university’s sporting facilities are located at the Garscube Campus, and further afield the Dumfries campus offers various courses and is surrounded by acres of parkland.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city has a great range of sports facilities and was host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2018 European Championships, and the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. With a thriving cultural scene, there are plenty of museums, galleries and theatres to explore in students’ spare time. The streets are lined with a vast mix of historic Victorian buildings and modern skyscrapers, making up the many shops, bars and restaurants around the city.
The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. There is an extensive range of postgraduate study options, ranging from financial economics to European studies.
One of the main advantages for postgraduate students is The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, a dedicated place for students and staff to study and socialise in. Facilities include study booths with integrated TV screens, a seminar room and a café/ bar.
Overall, the university offers postgraduate students an extensive range of services and facilities to ensure they have a rewarding and fulfilling experience, both academically and socially.