Top 15 in the UK overall Guardian University Guide 2020
Top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects Complete University Guide 2020
MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS RUSSELL GROUP
CONSISTENTLY RANKED IN THE WORLD'S TOP 70 UNIVERSITIES QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2017-20
ESTABLISHED IN 1451 AND ONE OF THE UK'S SIX 'ANCIENT' UNIVERSITIES
29,000 STUDENTS FROM OVER 140 COUNTRIES
DEGREES OFFERING FANTASTIC FLEXIBILITY AND CHOICE
HOME TO THE HUNTERIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, THE OLDEST PUBLIC MUSEUM IN SCOTLAND
The University of Glasgow is one of Scotland’s 4 “ancient universities” — founded in 1451, it has been producing brilliant graduates for over 500 years! The tradition continues today, with students coming from more than 140 different countries to study at this prestigious and impressive Scottish university.
YOUR LIFE ON CAMPUS
THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW IS SPREAD ACROSS THREE CAMPUSES, AND IS KNOWN FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL, STRIKING ARCHITECTURE. IT MAY LOOK LIKE A FAIRYTALE CASTLE, BUT THE UNIVERSITY IS HOME TO STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES AND A VIBRANT, MULTICULTURAL STUDENT POPULATION.
The University of Glasgow has a long history, and its campus environment reflects this, with its Gothic buildings and grassy courtyard. But don't be fooled: this is a modern University with cutting-edge facilities. A recent £1 billion investment is one of the most significant by a UK university for decades, and is most visible in the new James McCune Smith Learning Hub. Other academic facilities include a huge library with over 2.5 million books, several computer centres across the three campuses, and an array of science labs, lecture theatres and study spaces
There are plenty of sports and social amenities as well. You can keep active with an ultramodern gym, all-weather sports pitches and courts, and a six-lane swimming pool. With coffee shops, supermarkets, bars, a nightclub and two Students' Unions to make the most of too, you'll have everything you need to live comfortably and independently. With all this based on such a unique and special campus setting, your time at Glasgow is sure to be both enjoyable and exciting!
With stunning Gothic buildings and beautiful grounds, the University of Glasgow’s campus features amazing scenery. But it also contains all the state-of-the-art facilities and modern resources you need to succeed on your degree, including a 12-floor library with over 2.5 million books and journals.
The University's main campus, home to most of its academic departments, and based in the city of Glasgow's fashionable West End.
Based in north-west Glasgow, and home to the School of Veterinary Medicine, the Institute of Cancer Sciences and the MRC Centre for Virus Research.
Located about 90 minutes south of Glasgow in the Scottish countryside, this campus is home to the University's School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
As a student at the University of Glasgow, you'll have access to more than 250 clubs and societies. Joining a society is a great way to meet people with common interests, or to discover new passions! Here are just a few examples of societies you can join:
Harry Potter Society
and many more!
SCOTLAND HAS A PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMIC HISTORY, BUT THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO THIS COUNTRY THAN GREAT UNIVERSITIES. THE CITY OF GLASGOW IS A VIBRANT CULTURAL HUB, WHILE THE SURROUNDING SCOTTISH COUNTRYSIDE IS FAMOUS FOR ITS BREATHTAKING BEAUTY.
Studying at Glasgow isn't just a great way to get a world-class education; it's also the perfect opportunity to discover Scotland, a remarkable place to live and study. As one of the four nations that make up the UK, it has a rich history and a unique, distinctive culture that's known around the world. The Scottish people are famously friendly and welcoming, making it ideal for international students.
Perhaps Scotland's greatest asset is its stunning countryside. While in Scotland, you can explore the rugged beauty of the Highlands, and the many lakes — or 'lochs' — found there, including the most famous: Loch Ness. These natural landscapes are perfect for hiking, spotting wildlife and, of course, taking spectacular photos! Who knows, maybe you can even get a photo of the Loch Ness Monster?
Glasgow itself is Scotland's largest city, with its position on the River Clyde helping it become a major seaport. The University of Glasgow, having existed for centuries, has played a much greater role in the development of its host city than most UK universities. It helped put Glasgow at the centre of the Scottish Enlightenment, which still influences the country's culture and identity to this day.
The character of modern Glasgow is progressive, diverse and lively. It's an exciting place for young people and students, with fantastic museums, great live music and a thrilling sports scene. The bohemian West End district is brimming with shops, bars and restaurants, and the city is one of the best in the country for shopping. It's not hard to see why visitors to Scotland are so quick to fall in love with it.
As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has a lot going on, from food and drink festivals to music at the Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival. You can enjoy the Kelvingrove art gallery, as well as museums, cafés and restaurants. The music scene in Glasgow is also particularly vibrant, with an average of 100 live music events per week!
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN GLASGOW
Have a look around the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Go shopping on Glasgow's 'Style Mile', featuring big brands, designer outlets and boutiques.
See a show at Webster's Theatre, housed in the beautiful, gothic Lansdowne Parish Church.
Go see a sporting event, such as a football match, at Glasgow's Hampden Park.
Go on an educational trip to the Glasgow Science Centre.
Head outside the city to explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Enjoy an evening out in the city's fashionable West End.
Explore the atmospheric Necropolis, Glasgow's grand Victorian cemetery.
See live music at the SSE Hydro Arena, O2 Academy or Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Visit a traditional Scotch whisky distillery
LIVING IN GLASGOW
GLASGOW IS A WELCOMING CITY, AND IN THAT SPIRIT WE'LL OFFER YOU SOMEWHERE SAFE, COMFORTABLE AND MODERN TO CALL HOME DURING YOUR PATHWAY COURSE. OUR ACCOMMODATION MAKES IT EASY FOR YOU TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND THERE IS A LOT TO DO AND SEE NEARBY.
Old Dumbarton Road
This residence is just a five-minute walk from the College and University campus. You'll live with other students in a shared flat with private bedrooms and bathrooms and shared kitchens, or you can opt for a private studio flat with its own kitchenette. The residence also has social rooms with a TV and games tables, so you can relax and socialise with your new friends!
At this student residence, you'll be a ten-minute walk from the International College and University campus. Here you'll stay in a shared flat with a private bedroom and bathroom and communal kitchen, making life comfortable and convenient. You'll have access to the facilities at Old Dumbarton Road nearby, as well as the many shops and restaurants in the lively West End.