University of Glasgow

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The University of Glasgow is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities, founded in 1451 and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. It has three campuses:

Courses and students

There is a wide range of degree combinations available, which are taught through four colleges: 

The university offers a huge range of undergraduate courses and is a centre for excellence in many areas, from languages and cultural studies to engineering and biological sciences. The flexibility of the arts, social sciences and science degrees means that students can study several subjects before choosing an honours specialism at the end of their second year. Many Glasgow students have the opportunity to study part of their degree abroad.

The university has around 43,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from more than 140 countries worldwide.

Facilities and Services

University facilities and services are extensive and include: two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions; a 25 metre swimming pool; indoor and outdoor sporting facilities; a sports shop; accommodation services; various catering outlets; a careers service; counselling services; a student services enquiry team; over 50 sports clubs from American football to wakeboarding; an extensive library; and an IT helpdesk.


In the Complete University Guide 2024 the university has 15 subjects in the top ten, including 1st in the UK for Food Science; 1st in Scotland for Medicine and Sports Science; and 2nd in the UK for Nursing and Dentistry.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for Anatomy in The Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2023
1st in the UK Dentistry, Sports Science and Zoology; and 2nd in Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

The university is ranked in UK’s Top 20 for Graduate Employability in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2023.


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Contact Details

G12 8QQ

Dumfries Campus

Bankend Road
01387 702001

Garscube Campus


Gilmorehill Campus


Off Campus