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The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is currently the only UK University to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2015.

Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933.

The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics to European Studies.

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. Gilmorehill Campus – this is the main campus and it centres on a grand neo-gothic building, with modern facilities and stunning views across the city. There is also Garscube Campus, home to the universities outdoor sports facilities and Dumfries Campus, which is surrounded by 85 acres of parkland.

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city has a great range of sport facilities, and was host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. With a thriving cultural scene, there are plenty of museums, galleries and theatres to explore in your 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.

Students say:

“I love Glasgow uni.”

“It has been wonderful, I have felt welcome and have been encouraged at every step.

The library is wonderful and the supervisors are very good. The workshops conducted for research students are very beneficial.”

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About the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities and was founded in 1451. The University has over 5,000 students taking up its postgraduate taught degrees and has more than 2,000 researchers. It offers postgraduate study options in various areas including European Studies, Financial Economics, Information security, and Search Engine Technologies.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

22% Part Time
78% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

20,500 Undergraduate
8,280 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building

65 Hillhead Street


Glasgow, City Of

G12 8QQ

Nearest train station:

Exhibition Centre 0.4 Miles away

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