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 Specialisms
There are around 700 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 cardiovascular research to creative writing. 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.
The university has around 26,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide.
According to HESA, 94.9% of students went into employment or further study within six months after graduating in 2014/15.
Facilities and Services
University facilities and services are extensive and include: two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions; a six-lane swimming pool; indoor and outdoor sporting facilities; a sports shop; various catering outlets; a careers service; counselling services; a student services enquiry team; over 250 clubs and societies; an extensive library and an IT helpdesk. There are also 6 student residences close to campus.
The university ranks in the top 1% universities in the world.
The university ranked 1st in the UK for nursing and social policy in the Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2018.
In the same league tables, it ranked 2nd in the UK for education, sports science and veterinary medicine.
In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, Glasgow is ranked 1st in Scotland for mechanical engineering and medicine.
Courtesy of University of Glasgow