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University of Glasgow

4.5 out of 5 (92 ratings / 59 reviews) Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The University has often been the starting point for significant journeys of discovery and collaboration. For over five centuries we’ve inspired people who have gone on to shape other great educational institutions around the world, and we maintain strong relationships with many of them to this day. 

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (76)
Business & Management (52)
Humanities (42)
Medicine & Health (39)



Since 1451 the College of Arts has been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities. Over the last five centuries and more, the University has constantly worked to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, two Prime Ministers and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister.


The College of Arts is one of four interdisciplinary colleges which make up the University of Glasgow.  We are home to the Arts and Humanities subject areas such as: Art History; Music; Literature; Translation; Archaeology and Information Studies. Whether you want to expand your knowledge, develop professional skills or explore your own creative practice, we have the right programme for you.  


Our Research Beacons are cross-disciplinary areas of excellence that bring together inspiring researchers to address grand challenges.

Scotland has a high incidence of chronic disease, with rising numbers of people living with multiple long-term disorders, impacting on quality of life and increasing costs to the NHS. Our world-leading biomedical researchers are at the forefront of developing new treatments and diagnostics for chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke, and our research informs policies and practices to improve individual and population health, and reduce inequalities.


From the moment you arrive at Glasgow, you will hear about the wide variety of career events and opportunities on offer. You’ll have the chance to meet global recruiters on campus, learn about volunteering organisations, alternative career options, work experience and part-time work, and you’ll gain access to expert guidance and specialised information to help you make informed choices about your future.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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69 -4
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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95 7
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
99 -6
93 -13
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
151 -50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

Self-catered residences

  • Cairncross House
  • Kelvinhaugh Gate
  • Murano Street Student Village
  • Queen Margaret Residences
  • Student Apartments
  • Winton Drive

Catered residence

  • Wolfson Hall

Library services

The Library is supported by Central Services. A Uniformed team of Attendant / Supervisory Staff have a priority to ensure an effective operational support to staff, students and visitors to the main Library.

  • A collection of over 1.5 million books and access to over 31,000 journals

ICT services

There are study spaces for more than 2,500 students, with over 800 computers, and wi-fi access is available throughout the building.

Medical services

Fully trained Wardens and Living Support Assistants are available to help with any issues that arise outwith office hours (e.g. health, safety, student emotional support and discipline, as well as any other issues that may arise during your stay with us).

Student Life

Campus life

Dumfries Campus

For students studying at the University of Glasgow's campus in Dumfries, three self-catered residences are available:

  • Dumfries Hall
  • Brooke House
  • Laurieknowe Hall

Sports facilities

We firmly believe that there are huge benefits to participating in sport and are committed to reducing any barriers to taking part. We have over 15,000 members and over 2,000 use our facilities on a daily basis.

On campus

  • 6 lane, 25m swimming pool
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • Power Play Strength suite
  • Pulse Cardio suite
  • Activity hall
  • 2 Exercise studios
  • 2 squash courts
  • Changing, shower and locker facilities

Garscube Campus

  • 2 all weather synthetic pitches (sand-dressed & 3G rubber crumb)
  • 6 grass pitches
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Cricket oval
  • Walking and jogging routes
  • Changing, shower and locker facilities

Student clubs

As a student at the University of Glasgow, you are automatically a member of its Students’ Representative Council (SRC).  The activity of the SRC is organised around three main areas: Representation & Support; Participation, and Services

The SRC is home to four award-winning student media groups:

  • The Glasgow Guardian Newspaper
  • Glasgow University Student Television
  • Glasgow University Magazine
  • SubCity Radio
There are over 150 clubs and societies at Glasgow and most of them enjoy affiliation and support from the SRC. 


MSc Information Management & Preservation

As a graduate you will be eligible to be accredited by both the Archives & Records Association and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), providing valuable professional recognition in both the archive and library fields.

Student Reviews

Excellent Academic Quality - High Level Research
Ernst Werner rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed my master's degree in Data Analytics (School of Mathematics & Statistics) massively and I can confidently say I have never learned more in 12 months, but warning it is extremely intense and an immense challenge academically. The curriculum was significantly more up to date than as comparable European institutions and my subject area went into great levels of...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ever since I arrived I have felt like I’m a part of something great at Glasgow. The friendliness and kindness I have been greeted with has made me dread the day I have to leave but until that comes I have the opportunities at my fingertips to achieve masses of goals due to the work of the university. Although I had my doubts about even attending, those very same doubts...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far I've had a great study experience. No complaints so far

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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