UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2021 - University of Glasgow

 
UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2021 - University of Glasgow
UNDERGRADUATE
PROSPECTUS
2021
UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2021 - University of Glasgow
Contents
Our campuses                      2
Life at Glasgow                   4
Your learning environment         6
Life beyond the books             8
Global opportunities             10
Support along the way            12
Welcoming the world              14
People make Glasgow              16
Gateway to Scotland              18
How to apply                     20
Widening participation           22
Fees, costs and scholarships     24
Choosing your degree             26
What can I study?                28
Degree programme index          134
Further information             147

ONE OF THE              29,000        IN THE TOP
TOP 100                 STUDENTS      5 OF THE
UNIVERSITIES            FROM MORE     RUSSELL
IN THE WORLD            THAN 140      GROUP FOR
                        COUNTRIES     STUDENT
A MEMBER OF                           SATISFACTION
                                      (NSS 2019)
THE RUSSELL             FOUR-YEAR
GROUP OF                DEGREE
RESEARCH-               PROGRAMMES
INTENSIVE UK            OFFERING
UNIVERSITIES            FLEXIBILITY
                        & CHOICE
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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2021 - University of Glasgow
ESTABLISHED
            IN 1451

                                                                                                                                                                                  Our iconic Cloisters have appeared in many films and TV shows.

      Our stunning Gilbert Scott Building dates from 1870.                                                                                                                        Our library is open 361 days a year.

                                      OUR CAMPUSES
                                                                                                                                   Dumfries campus
                                                                                                                                   The University of Glasgow at Dumfries
                                                                                                                                   offers three undergraduate programmes
                                                                                                                                   through the School of Interdisciplinary
                                                                                                                                   Studies.
    Gilmorehill campus                              At the centre of the campus lies the     Garscube campus
                                                    stunning Gilbert Scott building, with                                          • Environmental Science & Sustainability
    Our main Gilmorehill campus                                                              Spanning 200 acres at the north-      • Health & Social Sector Leadership
    is based in the West End of the                 an iconic bell tower that is one of      west boundary of the city lies our
                                                    Glasgow’s most notable landmarks.                                              • Primary Education with Teaching
    city, within easy reach of the city                                                      beautiful Garscube estate, just           Qualification
    centre by public transport or on                On this campus we have great             four miles from the University’s
    foot. It’s a compact, campus-style              indoor sports facilities including       Gilmorehill campus.                   Dumfries campus is a rural campus in
    environment with all the benefits               a 25m swimming pool, two student                                               south-west Scotland with a close-knit
                                                                                             Garscube is home to the School        student community and proximity to
    of being in a major city.                       unions, our museum and art gallery       of Veterinary Medicine, our Wolfson
                                                    and an enormous library over                                                   hiking and cycling trails, rivers and lochs,
    Gilmorehill is home to the majority                                                      Hall of Residence and outdoor         and amazing views from places such
    of our teaching and research                    12 floors.                               sports facilities which include       as the Criffel on the Solway Coast,
    facilities and will soon be expanded            And as we’re right in the heart of the   both grass and synthetic pitches.     The Devil’s Beef Tub in Moffat and
    as part of our £1 billion campus                West End, the campus is surrounded
                                                                                                                                   Galloway Forest Park.
    development programme to include                by shops, cafes, bars, restaurants,
    a mix of research, teaching and                 supermarkets and a cinema.                                                     With excellent transport links, the rest
    public spaces.                                                                                                                 of the UK is within easy reach: Glasgow
                                                                                                                                   and Edinburgh are less than two hours          Dumfries Campus is set in 85 acres of leafy parkland.
                                                                                                                                   away, while Carlisle is under an hour.
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LIFE AT
                                    GLASGOW
                                      Follow us on Instagram
                               @UofGlasgow for an insight into student life
                                                                                                             Travelling to uni in style   Future world changer   A land for all seasons

    Saturday night’s alright in Ashton Lane    Working hard in UofG library     World’s friendliest people   Soaking up the rays          Best. Day. Ever.       ‘Woohoo’ dissertation submitted

    Night at the Museum                       Honorary ‘Dogtorate’            ‘Doon the watter’              Peeking down the road        Music is in the air    Bloomin’ lovely

    Summer days in Kelvingrove Park           #TeamUofG all the way           Oh so twinkly cloisters        Welcome to #TeamUofG         Autumn feels           Gus, the UofG sporting legend

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WE ARE
           RANKED 2ND
           IN THE RUSSELL
           GROUP FOR
           TEACHING
           (NSS 2019)

                                                                                                                           Dr Ian Shaw is a senior lecturer in Geography.

                                                                                                                                                                              Revolutionising your
                                                                                                                                                                              teaching and learning
                                YOUR LEARNING                                                                                                                                 We’re creating a campus to inspire
                                                                                                                                                                              the next generation of world changers.

                                 ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                                                              A 14-acre site beside our main campus
                                                                                                                                                                              is being developed with a planned total
                                                                                                                                                                              investment of £1 billion. Our flagship
                                                                                                                                                                              James McCune Smith Learning Hub is
                                                                                                                                                                              the first building to be delivered through
                                                                                                                                                                              our campus development programme,
    From the moment you start your         • Tutorials are smaller group            Maximise your skills                                                                      with completion due by summer 2020.
    studies at Glasgow, you’ll be taught     meetings led by a tutor, which         We have advisers who can help                                                             The £90m building will include flexible
    by dedicated and passionate              offer in-depth analysis                you develop your academic skills                                                          learning spaces and technology-enabled
    academics in a flexible and              of lecture information.                by offering classes and one-to-one                                                        teaching resources. As well as increasing
    innovative learning environment.       • Seminars are larger group              consultations on essay writing,                                                           our teaching capacity, this modern study
    To help you develop the ability to       sessions that allow for more           exam preparation, and Maths                                                               space will offer flexible spaces for clubs
    direct your own learning, you will       intensive discussions.                 and Statistics support.                                                                   and societies, conferences and events,
    experience a range of teaching         • Practicals or laboratories are                                                                                                   becoming the student-focused heart
                                             hands-on sessions where you            See glasgow.ac.uk/leads.
    methods.                                                                                                                                                                  of the campus.
                                             will develop subject-related skills.
    • Lectures are large sessions          • Fieldtrips and placements              Library                                                                                   • Round-the-clock access
       led by a lecturer, which give         help you develop and extend            Open daily from 7.15am to 2.00am                                                          • Capacity for 2,500 students
       a foundation for gathering            practical skills with a focus          with online access 24/7, our library                                                      • 500-seat lecture theatre
       information about your subject.       on group projects, data                has one of the largest collections                                                        • Interactive teaching spaces
                                                                                                                           New styles of teaching focus on active learning,
                                             collection, problem solving            in Europe.                             where students can interact with one another.      • Cafe
                                             and presentations.                     See glasgow.ac.uk/library.                                                                See glasgow.ac.uk/explore.
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OVER 50 SPORTS
    CLUBS FROM
    AMERICAN
    FOOTBALL TO
    WAKEBOARDING
    glasgow.ac.uk/sport

    Be active
                                                   Students from our main student bodies celebrate the start of a new semester.
    At UofG Sport, we know how much staying
    fit and active can help your studies and
    university experience. Our programmes are
    designed for you and are flexible enough to

                                                                  LIFE BEYOND THE BOOKS
    fit around your schedule.
    UofG Sport membership includes access to
    • Over 350 group exercise classes
        each month
    • Revolve, our award-winning indoor
        cycling studio
    • Pulse cardio suite with fully interactive    Get involved                                    Choose from two unions               Glasgow University Union has
        equipment                                  Joining student clubs and societies             Queen Margaret Union hosts           everything a student needs within
    • PowerPlay strength suite, a premier          is a great way to learn new skills              new music, local bands, big-name     the stunning old Union building and
        conditioning facility                      and make friends. The Students’                 acts, student-run club nights and    purpose-built extension nightclub,
    • 25m swimming pool with six lanes             Representative Council (SRC)                    a variety of events from quizzes     with no fewer than nine bars, two
    • Sauna and steam rooms                        offers more than 250 clubs and                  to open mic nights and a spoken      libraries, a debating chamber,
    • Squash courts and sport halls                societies, from a Charity Fashion               word night. It is also home to two   snooker and pool hall, convenience
    • Tennis courts, exercise studios, six grass   Show to TEDx to Physics, as well as             catering outlets.                    store, two cafes and a coffee shop.
        and two synthetic football pitches and a   over 40 volunteering opportunities.             See qmunion.org.uk.                  See guu.co.uk.
        cricket oval.                              Explore the possibilities at
    See glasgow.ac.uk/sport.                       glasgowstudent.net.
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CHOOSE FROM
             MORE THAN 180
             DESTINATIONS
             ACROSS THE
             GLOBE

          Veronika completed a traineeship in Cadiz, Spain.

                                                                                                                                 Reasons to go abroad
                    GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                         • Work or study abroad as part of
                                                                                                                                    your degree: no need for a gap year
                                                                                                                                 • Develop a new perspective on your
                                                                                                                                    studies
     Go abroad for up to a year                      Where and when you can go             You don’t need to speak               • Explore the world and develop
                                                     depends on the subject you study      a foreign language                       a more international outlook
     In 2018, 26% of our graduates                                                                                               • Expand your intercultural awareness
     completed part of their degree                  but it is possible to go abroad       Many of our partners teach in
                                                     with most degree programmes.                                                   and competences
     in another country. Courses taken                                                     English. You can also take free       • Build an international network
     overseas through our exchange                   Our study exchange programme          language classes to prepare for
                                                     is usually for a semester or a full                                         • Gain skills and experiences that will
     programme form part of your                                                           your time abroad as part of our          enhance your CV
     degree without adding an extra year             year, and some students are able to   Learn a Language Initiative.
                                                     complete a work placement abroad.                                           • Travel to new and amazing places
     or semester, and there are many                                                                                             • Learn a language
     additional benefits.                            Most students who go abroad do        Students with a disability
                                                     so in their third year of study.                                            Remember there are no additional
     We currently have over 120*                                                           We welcome applications from
                                                     We also offer short-term              students with a disability and work   tuition fees and you get support and
     partners across Europe and more                                                                                             recognition for your time abroad through
     than 80 international partners across           opportunities such as summer          with colleagues from the Disability
                                                     schools abroad and other              Service to prepare and support        the programme.
     the world.
                                                     international activities via our      disabled students for going abroad.   Find out more at
     *This may change once the UK has                network of partners.                                                        glasgow.ac.uk/students/goabroad.
      exited the EU.

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CHAT TO
     CURRENT
     STUDENTS
     ABOUT LIFE
     AT GLASGOW
     glasgow.ac.uk/askastudent

     Accommodation                                                                                          Wolfson Hall of Residence is located on our Garscube Campus.

     Accommodation Services are here to help you find
     a suitable place to live and, providing you’ve applied
     for residence and met the conditions of your offer of

                                                                                                                       SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY
     study before 22 August, we guarantee a place in one       Taigh na Gàidhlig
     of our university residences.                             Tha sinn a’ toirt cothrom do dh’oileanaich
     Benefits include                                          aig a bheil Gàidhlig, fuireach ann am flat
     • an excellent way to make new friends and the            ri chèile airson na bliadhna acadaimigich.
        opportunity to share accommodation with other          ‘S e cothrom air leth a tha seo do luchd-
        University of Glasgow students                         labhairt na Gàidhlig a bhith stèidhichte
                                                               ann an àrainneachd Ghàidhlig fad bliadhna
                                                                                                            The Students’                                 Student Services                      Careers Service
     • round-the-clock access to trained University                                                         Representative Council
                                                               air àrainn an Oilthighe.                                                                   Our Student Services Enquiry          We can help you to find work
        Living Support staff
                                                                                                            The Students’ Representative                  Team is here to help you make         experience and advise you on
     • membership of the University’s sport facilities
        included in your fees
                                                               Gaelic Language Residency                    Council provides high-quality,                the most of your time at Glasgow.     getting your dream job. Support
                                                               Scheme                                       impartial advice on a range of                We can help with everything from      includes one-to-one guidance from
     • 24/7 internet access incorporating wi-fi in all rooms
                                                                                                            welfare and academic issues,                  the registration process to support   professionally trained managers,
     • 39-week contracts offered instead of 44-week            Taigh na Gàidhlig is a unique residency
                                                                                                            in addition to a Welcome Point,               with welfare and pastoral issues.     access to thousands of potential
        contracts offered by private providers                 scheme offering Gaelic-speaking
                                                                                                            second-hand bookshop, and                     See glasgow.ac.uk/students.           employers for work experience,
     • bed linen provided at all residences                    students the opportunity to live together
                                                                                                            printing and binding services.                                                      internships and jobs, and training
     • personal contents insurance included                    on campus in a Gaelic environment for
                                                                                                            See glasgowstudent.net.                                                             and coaching in job-hunting
     • managed on-site laundry facilities.                     the academic year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                techniques including CV building.
     To find out more, see glasgow.ac.uk/accommodation.        Find out more at glasgow.ac.uk/gaelic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                See glasgow.ac.uk/careers.

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WE WELCOME
            STUDENTS
            FROM OVER
            140 COUNTRIES

          Outside the Fraser Building is a popular place for students to hang out.                                                     Glasgow has many green spaces, including Kelvingrove Park situated right next to our main Gilmorehill Campus.

                   WELCOMING THE WORLD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Improving competence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our minimum English language proficiency level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for degree-level study is
     Meet us in your own country                     Once you arrive, the team will be on     Courses range from 1 to 8 weeks,                                                                                    • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (with no sub-test less
     Members of our International                    hand to offer advice and support,        across a variety of subjects and                                                                                        than 6)
     Recruitment team travel throughout              including access to a full orientation   disciplines, and are credit bearing.                                                                                • TOEFL iBT: 90; with sub-tests no less than:
     the world to attend exhibitions,                programme in September and               See glasgow.ac.uk/iss.                                                                                                 Reading: 20; Listening: 19; Speaking: 19;
     offer information sessions and                  January to ensure you settle in                                                                                                                                 Writing: 23
     interview candidates. We also have              as smoothly as possible.                 Glasgow International College                                                                                       • C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate
     staff based in America, China,                  See glasgow.ac.uk/international/         If you’re an international student                                                                                     of Advanced English): 176 overall: no sub-test
     India, Indonesia, Nigeria and                   support.                                 but not quite ready to study at                                                                                        less than 169
     Singapore, who are there to assist                                                       Glasgow, our partner institution,                                                                                   • C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate
     international applicants. To find out           International Summer School              Glasgow International College,                                                                                         of Proficiency in English): 176 overall: no sub-
     where we will be visiting and for               International high school students       can help you to achieve the                                                                                            test less than 169
     contact details of our in-country               have the opportunity to join our         required standards for admission                                                                                    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English,
     resident staff, see glasgow.ac.uk/              Pre-University International Summer      to the University. If you successfully                                                                                 Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59.
     international.                                  School, choosing from Medicine,          complete a foundation programme                                                                                     We provide courses to help you reach a
                                                     Veterinary Medicine and Life             at the required level, you can                                                                                      proficiency level equivalent to the required IELTS
     International student support                   Sciences.                                progress directly to the second                                                                                     score through our English for Academic Study
     Our International Student Support               Undergraduate students studying          year of a degree programme in                                                                                       (EAS). Pre-sessional EAS courses can last 5–36
     team can give you advice on any                 at any university in the world may       business, engineering, science                                                                                      weeks depending on your entry level.
     concerns you may have prior to                  choose to spend their summer             or social sciences.
     arrival, including immigration,                                                                                                                                                                              For more information, see glasgow.ac.uk/eas.
                                                     at Glasgow attending one of our          See glasgow.ac.uk/gic.                   There’s a range of different study spaces in our library.
     working regulations and finance.                International Summer Schools.
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TIME OUT NAMED
             GLASGOW 1ST FOR
             FRIENDLINESS AND
             AFFORDABILITY                               (2019)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Kelvingrove Park, on the banks of the River Kelvin next to the University.

        Ashton Lane, a lively cobbled lane next to the University which is packed with bars, restaurants and a cinema.                                                                         Buchanan Street, part of Glasgow’s Style Mile.

                    PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW                                                                                                                                                                                      Music and nightlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             As the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Glasgow is a place where music is not simply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             confined to the four walls of venues – it’s the
     West End                                        Museums and art galleries                          to study, a beautiful viewpoint of                                                                                   beating heart of the city. Each winter, Glasgow
                                                                                                        the city, or even somewhere to spot                                                                                  welcomes an array of international artists for
     The University’s main campus                    Glasgow has over 20 fantastic                                                                                                                                           the Celtic Connections festival showcasing
     is nestled within Glasgow’s cosy                museums and galleries, where                       a Highland cow, you’ll be spoilt
                                                                                                        for choice.                                                                                                          traditional folk, roots and world music.
     and cultural West End, home to                  visitors of all ages can enjoy one
     bohemian Byres Road and the                     of the richest and most varied                                                                                                                                          Our top picks are
                                                                                                        Sports                                                                                                               • Barrowland Ballroom
     Instagrammable Ashton Lane. Both                collections in Europe. Special
     of these are great spots to explore,            mention to The Hunterian, which                    Glasgow is synonymous with sport.                                                                                    • King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
     with plenty of student-friendly bars            is located on campus and home                      In fact, the city recently won the                                                                                   • SWG3
     and restaurants.                                to one of the largest collections                  award for the world’s “Best Small                                                                                    • SSE Hydro.
                                                     outside the national museums.                      City for hosting sporting events”
     Shopping                                                                                           (SportBusiness International, 2018).                                                                                 Eating out
     Glasgow is a shopper’s paradise,                Parks                                              As successful co-host of the                                                                                         Glasgow has an ever-evolving food and
     with the city catering for all tastes           With a name meaning “Dear Green                    2018 European Championships,                                                                                         drink scene, with options to suit all tastes
     and budgets. From the biggest                   Place” in Gaelic, the city has over                the city is now looking ahead to                                                                                     and pockets. The Finnieston neighbourhood
     high street brands to vintage wares,            90 parks and gardens to explore,                   hosting duties for UEFA EURO                                                                                         (next to the University) is considered the
     from one-off speciality stores to               with many housing some of the                      2020.                                                                                                                city’s “foodie quarter” with a brilliant mix of
     exclusive designer gear – you will              city’s top attractions. So whether                 See peoplemakeglasgow.com.             The SSE Hydro is the world’s second-busiest arena venue,                      cool, quality and affordable venues. Glasgow
     find it all in Glasgow.                         you’re looking for a tranquil spot                                                        behind New York’s Madison Square Gardens (Pollstar).                          is also recognised as one of the UK’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             vegan-friendly cities.
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SCOTLAND IS THE MOST
              BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
              IN THE WORLD
              (Rough Guides 2017)

                                                                                                                                                                                         Our top 5 events in
                                                                                                                                                                                         Scotland
                                                                                                                              Camusdarach beach, Arisaig, Scottish Highlands.            Hogmanay
                                                                                                                                                                                         No other nation celebrates the New Year quite like
                                                                                                                                                                                         Scotland. Ring in the bells at traditional and unique
                                                                                                                                                                                         events like Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Inverness’s Red
                                                                                                                                                                                         Hot Highland Fling, Stonehaven’s Fireballs, Biggar
                                                                                                                                                                                         Bonfire and The Kirkwall Ba’ Game in Orkney.

                                                                                                                                                                                         TRNSMT Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                         Hosted in Glasgow, TRNSMT is Scotland’s biggest
        The Three Sisters, Glencoe.                                                                                                                                                      music festival. Welcoming 150,000 fans across one
                                                                                                                                                                                         incredible weekend, it attracts some of the biggest
                                                                                                                                                                                         artists in the world. Previous years have seen the
                                                                                                                                                                                         likes of Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, The Killers,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Stormzy, Queen & Adam Lambert and George Ezra

                     GATEWAY TO SCOTLAND                                                                                                                                                 perform.

                                                                                                                                                                                         Edinburgh Festivals
                                                                                                                                                                                         Over the summer, seven spectacular festivals take
                                                                                                                                                                                         place in Scotland’s capital including the world-
                                               Whether you decide to take part                                                                                                           famous Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.
     Outdoor activities                                                               Film and TV locations
     Scotland’s land and coast were            in watersport activities or just go    Scotland has played a starring role                                                                Burns Night
     made for exploration and adventures.      for a relaxing walk, keep your eyes    on the big and small screen, as the
                                               peeled for marine life in the waters                                                                                                      Scotland celebrates its National Bard, Robert Burns,
     From world-class watersports and                                                 filming location for top films and TV                                                              every year on and around 25 January. Special
     walking, to cycling and mountain          and seabirds flying overhead.          shows including Outlaw King, 1917,                                                                 events include the Burns An’ A’ That Festival across
     climbing, the possibilities for getting   Attractions                            Skyfall, Outlander, Harry Potter and                                                               Ayrshire but it’s likely you’ll find “haggis, neeps and
     active in Scotland’s magnificent                                                 upcoming The Batman. In fact, the                                                                  tatties” on the menu in most Scottish eateries up and
     great outdoors are endless.               Scotland is filled with attractions    University itself is frequently used
                                               to suit every taste and budget,                                                                                                           down the country.
                                                                                      as a filming location and as a result
     Beaches                                   including iconic castles, world-       will host the first major academic                                                                 Highland Games
     You’ll find some of the UK’s most         class museums and galleries,           Outlander conference in June 2020.
                                               fascinating heritage sites and                                                   Knockengorroch is a world music festival held annually   Experience Scottish culture and traditions at over
     spectacular beaches dotted                                                       See visitscotland.com.                                                                             70 events across the country, taking place between
     along Scotland’s entire coastline.        beautiful gardens.                                                               in south-west Scotland.
                                                                                                                                                                                         May and September.
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YOU CAN GET
            FURTHER
            INFORMATION
            ABOUT ADMISSION
            TO THE UNIVERSITY
            ON OUR WEBSITE
             See glasgow.ac.uk/admissions

                                                                                                                                                                        Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                                                        definitions
                                                                                                                                                                        What is the difference between standard
                                                                                                                                                                        and adjusted SQA entry requirements?
                                                                                                                                                                        SQA Higher entry requirements can be met from
                                                                                                                                                                        qualifications completed in S4, S5 and S6. The S5
                                                                                                                                                                        minimum indicates the minimum grades that you must
                                                                                                                                                                        have obtained at the end of S5 to be considered for
                                                                                                                                                                        an offer.
                                                                                                                                                                        SQA Higher adjusted entry requirements are used to
          Students studying in the library.                                                                                                                             make offers if you meet our Widening Access eligibility
                                                                                                                                                                        criteria (see page 22). Requirements can be met from
                                                                                                                                                                        qualifications completed in S4, S5 and S6. An offer is
                                                                                                                                                                        guaranteed if you meet our criteria and have the potential
                                                                                                                                                                        to meet all academic and additional entry requirements.

                                              HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                              Will you consider my SQA Advanced Highers?
                                                                                                                                                                        SQA Advanced Highers can be considered instead of
                                                                                                                                                                        a Higher for all degree programmes except Medicine,
                                                                                                                                                                        Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. An A or B grade in
                                               If English is not your first language,                                                                                    an Advanced Higher can be considered as equivalent
     How do I apply?                                                                   How soon will I receive                  Is advanced entry possible?
                                               you will normally need to                                                                                                to an A grade at Higher; a C grade in an Advanced Higher
     If you are seeking full-time study                                                a decision?                              If you attain exceptional entry
                                               provide evidence of your English                                                                                         can be considered as equivalent to a B grade at Higher.
     you must apply through the                                                        We respond to all applications as        grades you may be considered for
                                               language skills through suitable                                                                                         You require Highers/Advanced Highers across four distinct
     Universities & Colleges Admissions                                                soon as possible. For UK students        advanced entry (start at year 2) or
                                               qualifications.                                                                                                           subjects. Highers and Advanced Highers in the same
     Service (UCAS).                                                                   we will normally respond by no later     faster route (condense a four-year
                                                                                                                                                                        subject will be considered providing your academic profile
     See ucas.com.                             When do I apply?                        than 31 March 2021. If we can make       Honours degree into three years).
                                                                                                                                                                        covers the requisite number of subjects.
                                                                                       you an offer, you will receive either    If you are interested you should
                                               UCAS closing dates for 2021 are:                                                 apply for year 2 (Y2) on your UCAS
     What do I need to apply?                                                          an unconditional or conditional offer.                                           What subjects do you accept as a relevant
                                               • 	15 October 2020 if applying to                                               application. Availability varies by
     You’ll need academic qualifications,
                                                 Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary       Is deferred entry possible?              subject and if it is unavailable or     Humanities or Science subject?
     a personal statement and a                                                                                                                                         Details on the Higher, Advanced Higher, A-level and IB
                                                 Medicine or applying to Oxford        Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine        your application is unsuccessful
     reference. For some specific degree                                                                                                                                 Higher and Standard level subjects that we can accept
                                                 or Cambridge                          are unable to consider deferred          you will automatically be considered
     programmes you may also need to                                                                                                                                    as an appropriate Humanities or Science subject can
                                               • 	15 January 2021 for all other       entry. In other cases it may be          for year 1 without having to submit a
     • come to an interview or audition          degree programmes for UK/EU           possible but it is not granted           separate UCAS application.              be found at glasgow.ac.uk/ug/entryrequirements.
     • sit an admissions test                    students                              automatically. Contact our
     • 	provide evidence of relevant work     • 	30 June 2021 for all other degree   Admissions team for information.         Is part-time study possible?            Does my offer change if I apply for Joint
        or voluntary experience.                 programmes from international                                                  You may be able to study MA and         Honours?
                                                 (non-EU) students                                                              some BSc programmes part-time.          The additional requirements listed on individual
                                                                                                                                See glasgow.ac.uk/admissions for        programme pages are required for both Joint Honours
                                                                                                                                more information.                       subjects.
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WE ARE
             COMMITTED
             TO WIDENING
             PARTICIPATION
             AND PROVIDE
             SUPPORT
             FROM PRE-
             APPLICATION
             TO GRADUATION.

                 WIDENING PARTICIPATION                                                                                     We see potential
                                                                                                                            We have always been, and always will
                                                                                                                            be, interested in your potential rather
                                                                                                                            than circumstance or background.
     We believe everyone should have           School learners                        College learners                      If you have the potential, drive and
     an equal chance of entry regardless                                                                                    ambition to succeed, we will do all we can
                                               You may be considered for an           Higher National Certificates (HNCs)    to support you to realise your aspirations,
     of background or life circumstance.       adjusted offer if you do not meet      and Higher National Diplomas
     On an individual basis, we consider                                                                                    overcome barriers and fulfil your promise.
                                               the above criteria, but are seeking    (HNDs) may allow you to enter
     any circumstances which may have          asylum in the UK or have refugee       either year 1 or 2 of a degree at     We have a diverse, vibrant and talented
     prevented you from meeting our            status.                                Glasgow. We run bespoke HNC           student body; come and join it.
     standard entry requirements.                                                     courses for some subjects, in         If you have any queries, please email
                                               Our Pre-entry programmes for
     We guarantee to make you an               learners in schools include            partnership with some FE Colleges,    widening-access@glasgow.ac.uk or
     adjusted offer if you meet one or                                                which guarantee entry to year 2 if    see glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow.
     more of the eligibility criteria below,   • Top-Up                               successfully completed. Details
     have successfully completed a pre-        • Summer School                        can be found in the Higher National
     entry programme and achieve our           • Reach                                Qualifications section at glasgow.
     adjusted entry requirements, plus         • Access to a Career                   ac.uk/ug/entryrequirements.
     any additional requirements.              • Taster Week
                                               • Sutton Trust Summer School.          Adult learners
     Eligibility criteria                      We may also accept successful          Programmes include UofG Access
     • You
       	    live in a specified Scottish      completion of a comparable             Courses (glasgow.ac.uk/access)
       postcode area                           Pre-entry programme at another         and Scottish Wider Access
     • 	You have care experience              university if you have not completed   Programme (SWAP) Access
     • 	You are estranged from family         one of the above.                      Courses (taught in FE Colleges)
       and living without family support                                              (scottishwideraccess.org).
     • 	You are a carer.

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EU students
             FEES, COSTS &                                                                     As you’ll be aware, the UK exited the European Union

             SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                      on 31 January 2020. The UK and Scottish Governments
                                                                                               will confirm the immigration process and fee status
                                                                                               for EU nationals wishing to study in the UK from 2021
                                                                                               onwards. Please be aware that this may mean the
                                                                                               introduction of undergraduate tuition fees.
     Tuition fees                                                                              We appreciate that uncertainty is unsettling but please
     How and when you pay tuition fees depends on                                              be assured that the University of Glasgow is a proudly
     where you’re from. We provide up-to-the-minute                                            international institution, committed to being open and
     information about our tuition fees and how to pay                                         welcoming to students from all nations. We will continue
     at glasgow.ac.uk/study/fees.                                                              to offer you the widest possible opportunity to study
                                                                                               and succeed at Glasgow and very much value the
                                                                                               contribution of our EU staff and students.
         Cost of living*                                                                       For up-to-date information, advice and guidance as
                                                                                               decisions are made, please see glasgow.ac.uk/study/eu.
         Average cost per month of living
         in self-catered accommodation
         Accommodation                                                   £550
         Food                                                            £180
         Clothes                                                           £70
         Travel in Glasgow                                                 £40
         Laundry/stationery etc                                           £30
         Telephone/internet                                                £40
         Entertainment                                                   £120
         Total                                                        £1,030

         Additional costs per year
         Books                                                           £400
         UK travel                                                       £300
         Total                                                           £700

     Support
     We believe academic excellence should
     be supported. If you want to join us as an
     undergraduate, you’ll be pleased to know there’s
     a wide range of financial help available to you.
     This includes bursaries and scholarships
     for students who
     • have demonstrated excellent academic
         achievement
     • are facing financial hardship
     • are talented athletes
     • 	have spent time in care or who will be
         studying without family support
     • 	are staying in the UK on humanitarian
         grounds and are facing challenges in
         progressing to higher education.

     More information and options
     There are many potential sources of financial
     support available. For the latest information
     see glasgow.ac.uk/scholarships.

     *The living costs quoted are not related to funding requirements for entry clearance.
      At the time of going to press, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) states that Tier 4 visa
      applicants planning to study outside London must demonstrate that they have funds
      to cover living costs for up to a maximum of nine months (depending on the length
      of the course) at £1,015 per month. For up-to-date information on entry clearance
                                                                                                                                    Our staff are here to help.
      requirements, see gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa.

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Flexible degree path examples

                                                                                                                        Example of BSc Single Honours degree path
                                                                                                                        (A Joint Honours BSc is also possible on this path with two subjects studied in both years 3 and 4.)

                                                                                                                        Year 1
                                                                                                                        Study three different subjects.
                                                                                                                        Please note that you must meet
                                                                                                                                                           CHEMISTRY
                                                                                                                                                           LEVEL 1             +      GEOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 1             +              BIOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LEVEL 1
                                                                                                                        the entry requirements for ALL
                                                                                                                        of your subjects of interest.

                                                                                                                                                                               +
                                                                                                                        Year 2                             CHEMISTRY                  GEOLOGY
                                                                                                                        Continue two subjects
                                                                                                                        to level 2.
                                                                                                                                                           LEVEL 2                    LEVEL 2

                                                                                                                        Years 3 & 4
                                                                                                                        You’ll study your degree           CHEMISTRY
                                                                                                                        subject(s) (Single or Joint
                                                                                                                        Honours) exclusively from
                                                                                                                                                           LEVELS 3 & 4
                                                                                                                        year 3 onwards.

                                                                                                                                                           Honours Degree Destination
                                                                                                                                                           BSc with Honours in Chemistry

                                                                                                                        Example of MA Joint Honours degree path
                                                                                                                        (An MA Single Honours is also possible on this path with one subject studied in both years 3 and 4.
                                                                                                                        The MA (SocSci) Joint Honours degree programme follows a similar format.)

                                                                                                                        Year 1

                CHOOSING YOUR DEGREE
                                                                                                                        Study three different subjects.
                                                                                                                        Please note that you must meet
                                                                                                                        the entry requirements for ALL
                                                                                                                                                           ARCHAEOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                           LEVEL 1             +      GEOGRAPHY
                                                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 1                  +         CLASSICS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LEVEL 1
                                                                                                                        of your subjects of interest.

     Professional degrees                 Flexible degrees                     All MA, MA (SocSci), BSc and
                                                                                                                                                                               +                               +
                                                                                                                        Year 2                             ARCHAEOLOGY                GEOGRAPHY                          PHILOSOPHY
     • Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)     • Bachelor of Science (BSc)          MSci students are normally               Continue two subjects to level 2
                                                                               required to study three subjects         and choose another.
                                                                                                                                                           LEVEL 2                    LEVEL 2                            LEVEL 1
     • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)   • Master of Arts (MA)*
     • Bachelor of Divinity (BD)          • Master of Arts (MA)                in year 1. For most Single Honours
     • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)         (Social Sciences)*               degrees, there will be one
     • Bachelor of Finance (BFin)         • Master in Science (MSci)           compulsory subject; for most Joint
                                                                               Honours degrees, there will be two
                                                                                                                                                                               +
     • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)             BSc, MA and MA (SocSci) degrees                                               Years 3 & 4                        ARCHAEOLOGY                GEOGRAPHY
     • Bachelor of Medicine,                                                   compulsory subjects.                     Specialisation in two chosen
                                          normally take four years. MSci                                                                                   LEVELS 3 & 4               LEVELS 3 & 4
       Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)        degrees normally take five years.    Students will be guaranteed              subjects in the final two years.
     • Bachelor of Music (BMus)           Degrees which involve a modern       enrolment in any subject that is
     • Bachelor of Nursing (BN)           language take five years to          compulsory for the degree that they
     • Bachelor of Veterinary             complete because they include        entered on their UCAS form. At the                                          Honours Degree Destination
       Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)          a language year abroad.              point of enrolment (September),
                                                                               Single Honours students will select                                         MA with Honours in Archaeology & Geography
     • Master of Design & Technology
       Education (MDTechEd)               If you apply to these degree         two additional subjects and Joint
     • Master of Education (MEduc)        programmes, you’ll be offered        Honours students will select one
     • Master of Engineering (MEng)       a flexible degree structure which,   additional subject from a wide
                                          in most cases, means that you        range of options.                     Progression to Honours level
     These degrees follow a                                                                                                                                whether you can progress to
                                          are not committed to a completely
     set curriculum to meet the                                                See the table opposite or view        Being admitted on a particular        Honours level. Decisions about
                                          prescribed selection of subjects
     requirements of the relevant                                              our guidance videos for help          UCAS code does not mean that          progression will be based on your      *At Glasgow (and the other three ancient
                                          from the outset of your degree.                                                                                                                          universities in Scotland), an Honours level
     professional organisation so                                              with your degree subject choice:      you will automatically progress       academic performance during your        degree in the Arts is called a Master of Arts
     that you can enter your chosen                                            glasgow.ac.uk/degreestructure.        to Honours level in that subject or   first two years. The entry threshold    (MA) and an Honours level degree in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Social Sciences a Master of Arts (Social
     profession after you graduate.                                                                                  subjects. In most cases, a decision   to Honours varies by School/College     Sciences). These should not be confused
                                                                                                                     will be made at the end of year 2     and may change on a year-to-year        with the Master of Arts offered by some
                                                                                                                                                                                                   universities in England, which refers to a
                                                                                                                     (or sometimes year 3) about           basis.                                  postgraduate qualification.

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Arts                                       Life Sciences (Biology)               Science                                   Social Sciences
     Ancient History                      36    Anatomy                         35    Accounting & Mathematics            31    Business & Management                41
     Archaeology                          37    Biochemistry                    39    Accounting & Statistics             32    Business Economics                   42
     Celtic Civilisation                  43    Genetics                        73    Archaeology                         37    Central & East European Studies      45
     Celtic Studies                       44    Human Biology                   81    Astronomy                           38    Childhood Practice                   49
     Classics (Classical Civilisation)    52    Human Biology & Nutrition       82    Chemical Physics                    46    Community Development                53
     Comparative Literature               54    Immunology                      83    Chemistry                           47    Economic & Social History            58
     Digital Media &                            Marine & Freshwater Biology     89    Chemistry with                            Economics                            59
     Information Studies                  57    Microbiology                    97    Medicinal Chemistry                 48    Finance                              68
     English Language & Linguistics       63    Molecular & Cellular Biology    98    Computing Science                   55    Geography                            74
     English Literature                   64    Molecular & Cellular Biology          Electronic & Software Engineering   60    Health & Social Sector Leadership    78
     Film & Television Studies            67    (with Biotechnology)            99    Environmental Geoscience                  International Relations              84
     Gaelic                               72    Molecular & Cellular Biology          (Earth Science)                     65    Politics                            112
     Geography                            74    (with Plant Science)            100   Environmental Science                     Psychology                          115
     Greek                                77    Neuroscience                    103   & Sustainability                     66   Quantitative Methods                116
     History                              79    Pharmacology                    105   Finance & Mathematics                69   Social & Public Policy              120
     History of Art                       80    Physiology                      109   Finance & Statistics                 70   Sociology                           121
     Latin                                86    Physiology & Sports Science     110   Geography                            74
                                                Physiology, Sports Science            Geology                              75   Teaching
     Music (BMus)                        101
     Music (MA)                          102    & Nutrition                     111   Materials Chemistry                  90   Design & Technology Education       126
     Philosophy                          106    Veterinary Biosciences          131   Mathematics                          91   Education with Primary Teaching
                                                Zoology                         133   Physics/Theoretical Physics         107   Qualification                       127
     Psychology                          115
                                                                                      Physics with Astrophysics           108   Primary Education with Teaching
     Scottish History                    118    Modern Languages
                                                                                      Psychology                          115   Qualification                       128
     Scottish Literature                 119    French                           71
     Theatre Studies                     129                                          Software Engineering                122
                                                German                           76
     Theology & Religious Studies        130                                          Software Engineering
                                                Italian                          85   (Graduate Apprenticeship)           123
     Engineering                                Portuguese                      113   Statistics                          125
     Aeronautical Engineering              33   Russian                         117
     Aerospace Systems                     34   Spanish                         124
     Biomedical Engineering                40   Professional degrees
     Civil Engineering                     50   Accountancy & Finance            30
     Civil Engineering with Architecture   51   Dentistry                        56
     Electronic & Software Engineering     60   Law: Common Law                  87
     Electronics & Electrical Engineering 61    Law: Scots Law                   88
     Electronics with Music                62   Medicine                         96
     Mechanical Design Engineering         92   Nursing                         104
     Mechanical Engineering                93   Veterinary Medicine & Surgery   132
     Mechanical Engineering with
     Aeronautics                           94
     Mechatronics                          95
     Product Design Engineering           114

     WHAT CAN
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ACCOUNTANCY & FINANCE                                                                                                          ACCOUNTING & MATHEMATICS
     Accountancy is the process by which financial                                                                                  Accounting is the process of collecting, measuring,
     information about a business is recorded, classified,                  Summary of entry requirements for                       analysing and communicating information to                     Summary of entry requirements for
     summarised, interpreted and communicated.                              Accountancy & Finance                                   aid decision making within business and other                  Accounting & Mathematics
                                                                            SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)            organisations. Mathematics incorporates successful             SQA Higher Entry Requirements
            ACCOUNTANCY
      90% STUDENTS*
                                     STUDY               PROFESSIONALLY
                                                                            AAAAAB (ABBB S5 minimum for consideration)              explorations of numerical, geometrical and logical             BBBB at S5 will be considered. Typically
                                     ABROAD              ACCREDITED
            SATISFIED
                                                                            Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and         relationships.                                                 S6 entrants will have AAAAA at Higher. B at
                                                                            Higher Humanities subject.                                     ACCOUNTING
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Advanced Higher is equivalent to A at Higher.
                                                                                                                                                                          STUDY
       BAcc: Four years                                                     SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by              91% STUDENTS                         ABROAD                   Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and a
                                                                                                                                           SATISFIED *
                                                                            end of S6)                                                                                                             Higher Science subject.
       The BAcc is offered in five variants.
                                                                            AABBB – BBBBB                                                                                                          SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by
       · Accountancy (N400)                                                                                                           BSc (Hons) (NG4C): Four years
                                                                            Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and                                                                        end of S6)
       · Accountancy with Finance (N4N3)
                                                                            Higher Humanities subject. Successful completion          Note                                                         AABB – BBBB
       · Accountancy with International
                                                                            of Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.                   Although you will not be a qualified accountant              Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and a
         Accounting (N401)
                                                                            * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.        when you graduate, this degree offers exemption              Higher Science subject. Successful completion of
       · Accountancy with Languages (N4T9)
                                                                            A-level Standard Entry Requirements                       from some professional accountancy exams.                    Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.
       · Accountancy/Economics (LN14)
                                                                            AAA – ABB                                                                                                              * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.
                                                                            Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics and                                                                       A-level Standard Entry Requirements
     Year 1                                                                 GCSE English Grade B/5.                                 Years 1 and 2                                                  AAB – BBB
     The Accounting profession course will provide a flavour                IB Standard Entry Requirements                          You will take courses in:                                      Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics.
     of the profession you hope to work in after graduation.                38 (6,6,6 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL)                                                                                          IB Standard Entry Requirements
     You will be introduced to the theory and practice                                                                              · Economics
                                                                            Additional requirements: HL Mathematics and SL          · Finance                                                      36 (6, 6, 5 HL) – 32 (6, 5, 5 HL)
     of financial accounting, management accounting                         English 5.                                                                                                             Additional requirements: HL Mathematics.
     and finance. You will learn about the processes of                                                                             · Financial accounting
     accounting and the structure and development of                        For detailed entry requirements see glasgow.            · Management accounting                                        For detailed entry requirements see glasgow.
     accounting statements, budgeting and management                        ac.uk/ug/accountancy.                                   · Mathematics                                                  ac.uk/ug/accountingmathematics.
     control within organisations, as well as the nature of the                                                                     · Statistics.
     financial markets. You will also study economics and                                                                           Years 3 and 4
     management.                                                          Career prospects                                          Students who qualify for Honours (years 3 and 4) will        Career prospects
                                                                          The BAcc provides many career opportunities               take a range of core and optional courses including:         The financial sector, locally and throughout the UK,
     Year 2
                                                                          besides the accounting profession itself. The study       · Algebra                                                    actively recruits graduates skilled in all aspects of
     You will concentrate on the regulatory framework of                  of accountancy and finance is a firm foundation on                                                                     mathematics, and a significant number of our Honours
                                                                                                                                    · Mathematical methods 1
A
P    accounting practice, standard setting, the use of cost               which to base careers in business management              · Metric spaces and basic topology                           graduates find employment in the commercial sector, in   A
     information and the provision of information for decision            and the financial services sector. The analytical and                                                                  insurance, accounting, finance or banking.
     making and the operation of the financial markets. You                                                                         · Advanced financial accounting practices
                                                                          communication skills that are essential to accounting     · Audit theory and practice.                                 Our recent graduates have been employed by
     will also study business law, taxation and statistics.               and finance are also recognised as important attributes                                                                PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grant Thornton, Alexander
                                                                          for careers in many other areas. Our recent graduates     In fourth year you will also undertake a research project/   Sloan, Cigna, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Scotland and
     Years 3 and 4
                                                                          have been employed by PwC, KPMG, Grant Thornton,          dissertation, usually supervised within the School of        Credit Suisse.
     You will study advanced financial accounting and audit.              Alexander Sloan, Cigna, Deloitte, Royal Bank of
     You will also complete a dissertation, an extended                                                                             Mathematics and Statistics, although a limited number
                                                                          Scotland, Credit Suisse, EY and Morgan Stanley.           of projects will be supervised by the Adam Smith
     piece of personal research on a topic of your own
                                                                                                                                    Business School.                                               Why choose Glasgow?
     choice guided by a member of academic staff.
                                                                           Why choose Glasgow?                                                                                                     This degree offers exemptions for some
                                                                                                                                                                                                   professional accountancy exams.
                                                                           A major benefit is our use of guest speakers. These
                                                                           professionals will offer you the opportunity to
                                                                           discuss issues and learn from their experience. This
                                                                           is possible due to the high reputation our degree
                                                                           enjoys among the accountancy profession.

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ACCOUNTING & STATISTICS                                                                                            AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
     Accounting is the process of collecting, measuring,                                                                Aeronautical engineering is about how aircraft are
     analysing and communicating information to                 Summary of entry requirements for                       designed, constructed and powered, how they are                   Summary of entry requirements for
     aid decision making within business and other              Accounting & Statistics                                 used and how they are controlled for safe operation.              Aeronautical Engineering
     organisations. Statistics is concerned with the drawing    SQA Higher Entry Requirements                                                                                             SQA Higher Entry Requirements
                                                                                                                            BEng STUDENTS              STUDY           PROFESSIONALLY
     of objective conclusions from investigations where         BBBB at S5 will be considered. Typically                92% SATISFIED *                ABROAD          ACCREDITED         BEng: AABB at S5 will be considered. Typically
     outcomes are subject to uncertainty or variability.        S6 entrants will have AAAAA at Higher. B at                                                                               S6 entrants will have AAAAA at Higher.*
                                                                Advanced Higher is equivalent to A at Higher.                                                                             MEng: AAAB at S5 will be considered. Typically
                                            STUDY
      94% STATISTICS
          SATISFIED*
                     STUDENTS
                                            ABROAD              Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and a         BEng (H415): Four years                                         S6 entrants will have AAAAAA at Higher.*
                                                                Higher Science subject.                                   MEng (H410): Five years                                         *B at Advanced Higher is equivalent to A at
                                                                SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by                                                                               Higher.
       BSc (Hons) (GN34): Four years                            end of S6)                                                                                                                Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and
                                                                AABB – BBBB                                             You will study the same courses in the first three                Physics or Engineering Science.
       Note
       Although you will not be a qualified accountant          Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and a       years whether you are on the BEng or MEng degree                  SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by
       when you graduate, this degree offers exemption          Higher Science subject. Successful completion of        programme.                                                        end of S6)
       from some professional accountancy exams.                Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.                                                                                      BEng: AABB
                                                                * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.      Year 1                                                            Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics
                                                                A-level Standard Entry Requirements                     In your first year, you will take courses in aeronautical         and Physics or Engineering Science. Successful
                                                                AAB – BBB                                               engineering, mathematics, dynamics, electronics,                  completion of Top-Up or one of our Summer
     Years 1 and 2                                                                                                      materials, statics, thermodynamics and engineering                Schools.
                                                                Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics.
     You will take courses in:                                                                                          skills. This interdisciplinary approach, favoured by              * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.
                                                                IB Standard Entry Requirements                          industry, also makes it easy to switch to most other
     · Economics                                                                                                                                                                          A-level Standard Entry Requirements
                                                                36 (6, 6, 5 HL) – 32 (6, 5, 5 HL)                       engineering disciplines at the end of year 1 should you
     · Finance                                                                                                                                                                            BEng: AAB – BBB
                                                                Additional requirements: HL Mathematics.                wish to do so.
     · Financial accounting                                                                                                                                                               MEng: AAA – ABB
     · Management accounting                                    For detailed entry requirements see glasgow.                                                                              Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics and
                                                                ac.uk/ug/accountingstatistics.                          Years 2 and 3
     · Mathematics                                                                                                                                                                        Physics or Technology and Design.
     · Statistics.                                                                                                      In year 2 you will study fluid mechanics, dynamics,
                                                                                                                        aeronautical engineering, thermodynamics and                      IB Standard Entry Requirements
     Years 3 and 4                                                                                                      mathematics. In year 3 you will learn about the design            BEng: 36 (6, 6, 5 HL) – 32 (6, 5, 5 HL)
                                                               Career prospects                                                                                                           MEng: 38 (6, 6, 6 HL) – 34 (6, 5, 5 HL)
     Students who qualify for Honours (years 3 and 4) will                                                              of aircraft. You will begin to analyse and understand
     take a range of core and optional courses, including      The financial sector, locally and throughout the UK,     aircraft behaviour, aircraft performance and propulsion           Additional requirements: HL Mathematics and
     courses in accounting and statistics.                     actively recruits graduates skilled in all aspects of    systems, and perform detailed analysis of aircraft                Physics or Design Technology (SL can be
                                                               statistics, and a significant number of our Honours      structural components.                                            accepted for either Mathematics or Physics/Design
A    In fourth year you will also undertake a dissertation
     supervised within the Adam Smith Business School.
                                                               graduates find employment in the commercial sector, in                                                                     Technology).                                             A
                                                               insurance, accounting, finance or banking.               Years 4 and 5                                                     For detailed entry requirements see glasgow.
                                                               Our recent graduates have been employed by               In year 4 you will begin to deal with some of the                 ac.uk/ug/aeronauticalengineering.
                                                               PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grant Thornton, Alexander        advanced concepts in aeronautics, including the study
                                                               Sloan, Cigna, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Scotland and       of composite materials, aeroelasticity, high-speed
                                                               Credit Suisse.                                           aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and               Career prospects
                                                                                                                        control theory.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Our graduates have been employed by organisations
                                                                                                                        BEng students undertake an individual project to solve          such as Williams F1, Nuclear Decommissioning
                                                                 Why choose Glasgow?                                    a problem in aeronautical engineering. MEng students            Authority, the RAF, Fluid Gravity Engineer, Rolls-Royce
                                                                 This degree offers exemptions for some                 undertake an interdisciplinary team project.                    plc and the Met Office.
                                                                 professional accountancy exams.                        In year 5 MEng students learn about aircraft handling
                                                                                                                        qualities, aircraft operations, and advanced structural
                                                                                                                        analysis techniques.                                              Why choose Glasgow?
                                                                                                                        Half of this year is devoted to project work, which can           You’ll take part in practical laboratories, including
                                                                                                                        be carried out in industry, within the university or via          running a jet engine test, and a flight-testing course
                                                                                                                        a placement abroad. A range of optional courses are               in a Jetstream aircraft during year 5 of the MEng.
                                                                                                                        available in years 4 and 5.

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AEROSPACE SYSTEMS                                                                                                                 ANATOMY
     Aerospace systems focuses on the design and use                                                                                   Anatomy is the scientific study of the human body
     of onboard systems found on most aircraft and                          Summary of entry requirements for                          in relation to its function.                                 Summary of entry requirements for
     spacecraft, and how these systems may be used                          Aerospace Systems                                                                                                       Anatomy
     to improve the operation and performance of                            SQA Higher Entry Requirements                              93% BSc STUDENTS              STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)
                                                                                                                                           SATISFIED *               ABROAD
     aerospace vehicles.                                                    BEng: AABB at S5 will be considered. Typically                                                                          AAAAA Higher or AAAA Higher+B Advanced
            OF AERONAUTICAL                                                 S6 entrants will have AAAAA at Higher.*                                                                                 Higher (ABBB S5 minimum for consideration)
            & AEROSPACE
                                                                            MEng: AAAB at S5 will be considered. Typically               BSc (Hons) (B110): Four years                              Additional requirements: Higher Biology or
      95% ENGINEERING                   STUDY            PROFESSIONALLY
          STUDENTS IN
            WORK WERE IN
                                        ABROAD           ACCREDITED         S6 entrants will have AAAAAA at Higher.*                     MSci: Five years                                           Chemistry.
            PROFESSIONAL/                                                   *B at Advanced Higher is equivalent to A at                                                                             SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by
            MANAGERIAL JOBS *
                                                                            Higher.                                                      Note
                                                                                                                                         You may apply for transfer to the MSci mid-                end of S6)
                                                                            Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and                                                                         AABB – BBBB
       BEng (H402): Four years                                              Physics or Engineering Science.                              programme. MSci applications are NOT taken
       MEng (H401): Five years                                                                                                           via UCAS.                                                  Additional requirements: Higher Biology or
                                                                            SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by                                                                             Chemistry. Successful completion of Top-Up or
                                                                            end of S6)                                                                                                              one of our Summer Schools.
     You will study the same courses in the first three years               BEng: AABB                                                 Year 1                                                       * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.
     whether on the BEng or MEng degree programme.                          Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics                You will be given a general introduction to all aspects      A-level Standard Entry Requirements
                                                                            and Physics or Engineering Science. Successful             of modern biology and encouraged to acquire general          AAB – BBB
     Year 1                                                                 completion of Top-Up or one of our Summer                  scientific skills.                                           Additional requirements: A-level Biology or
     In your first year, you will take a wide-ranging curriculum            Schools.                                                                                                                Chemistry.
     which includes courses in aerospace engineering,                       * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.         You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2.
     mathematics, dynamics, electronics, materials,                                                                                                                                                 IB Standard Entry Requirements
                                                                            A-level Standard Entry Requirements                        Year 2                                                       36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL)
     statics, thermodynamics and engineering skills. This                   BEng: AAB – BBB
     interdisciplinary approach, favoured by industry, also                                                                            You will develop your knowledge of fundamental               Additional requirements: HL Biology or Chemistry.
                                                                            MEng: AAA – ABB                                            aspects of biology. You will then be introduced to
     makes it easy to switch to most other engineering                      Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics and                                                                        For detailed entry requirements see glasgow.
     disciplines at the end of year 1 should you wish to do                                                                            specialist subject areas according to your interests.        ac.uk/ug/anatomy.
                                                                            Physics or Technology and Design.
     so.                                                                                                                               Years 3, 4 and 5
                                                                            IB Standard Entry Requirements
     Years 2 and 3                                                          BEng: 36 (6, 6, 5 HL) – 32 (6, 5, 5 HL)                    If you meet the requirements for progress to Honours
                                                                            MEng: 38 (6, 6, 6 HL) – 34 (6, 5, 5 HL)                    (years 3 and 4), you will take courses that will provide   Career prospects
     You will concentrate on aerospace dynamics,
     aeronautical engineering, electronics and systems,                     Additional requirements: HL Mathematics and                you with a more detailed understanding of human            Our graduates are employed in biomedical laboratories
     electrical circuits and mathematics. There will be a                   Physics or Design Technology (SL can be                    anatomy, histology and embryology. You will also study     (in both industry and hospitals), forensic science, the
     focus on developing key software programming skills.                   accepted for either Mathematics or Physics/Design          the related physiology, pharmacology and pathology.        paramedical services, publishing and teaching. Many
A                                                                           Technology).                                               You will gain hands-on laboratory experience of            continue in postgraduate training, or become graduate     A
     Years 4 and 5                                                          For detailed entry requirements see glasgow.               techniques including human dissection, histology           entrants into Medicine or Dentistry.
     In year 4 you will study topics including flight simulation,           ac.uk/ug/aerospacesystems.                                 and light and electron microscopy, and molecular
     aerospace vehicle guidance and control, radio and                                                                                 techniques.
     radar, dynamics, aircraft handling qualities and aircraft                                                                         In year 4 a major component of your studies is to            Why choose Glasgow?
     operations.                                                          Career prospects                                             complete an independent research project. You will           You’ll benefit from access to state-of-the-art
     BEng students undertake an individual project to solve               The development of new aircraft and the increase in          also study some anatomical topics in more depth, in          facilities and a dedicated Anatomy Museum, all
     a problem in aerospace systems. MEng students                        the complexity of aircraft systems fuel the demand for       areas such as clinical applied anatomy, problems in          housed in the Anatomy Building.
     undertake an interdisciplinary team project.                         aerospace systems engineers, with opportunities in           mammalian reproduction and advances in lower limb
                                                                          the fields of software and hardware design, simulation       anatomy.
     MEng students in year 5 learn about aircraft handling
     qualities, aircraft operations, and advanced control                 and expert systems. Past graduates have gained               You can take Anatomy as an MSci, which includes an
     concepts. Half of this year is devoted to project                    employment with companies such as QinetiQ, Logica,           additional placement year between the third and final
     work, which can be carried out in industry, within                   BAE Systems, Thales and Unisys.                              years of the degree, normally spent doing research in
     the University or via a placement abroad. A range of                                                                              industry or a research institute in the UK or overseas.
     optional courses are available in years 4 and 5.                                                                                  The list of final-year optional courses is subject to
                                                                           Why choose Glasgow?                                         change each year. Places on particular optional courses
                                                                           You’ll take part in practical laboratories, including       may be limited.
                                                                           running a jet engine test, and a flight-testing course in
                                                                           a Jetstream aircraft during year 5 of the MEng.

     w glasgow.ac.uk/ug/aerospacesystems                                                                                               w glasgow.ac.uk/ug/anatomy

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ANCIENT HISTORY                                                                                                           ARCHAEOLOGY
      Ancient history involves the study of the history                                                                         Archaeology is the study of how people in the past
      and culture of Greece, Rome and the wider                        Summary of entry requirements for                        interacted with their world, through a detailed study            Summary of entry requirements for
      Mediterranean between the 8th century BC and the                 Ancient History                                          of their objects, sites, monuments and landscapes.               Archaeology
      5th century AD with the opportunity to learn Latin and           SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)                                                                              SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)
      ancient Greek if you wish.                                       AAAAA Higher or AAAA Higher+B Advanced                   100% STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                             STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 AAAAA Higher or AAAA Higher+B Advanced
                                                                                                                                     SATISFIED *             ABROAD

             HISTORY STUDENTS
                                                                       Higher (BBBB S5 minimum for consideration)                                                                                Higher (BBBB S5 minimum for consideration)
       92% THOUGHT STAFF WERE GOOD
                                                     STUDY
                                                     ABROAD
                                                                       Additional requirements: Higher English and a                                                                             Additional requirements: Higher English and a
             AT EXPLAINING THINGS*
                                                                       Higher Humanities subject.                                  MA (Hons) (V400): Four years                                  Higher Humanities subject.
                                                                       SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by                 BSc (Hons) (V402): Four years                                 SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by
        MA (Hons) (V160): Four years                                   end of S6)                                                                                                                end of S6)
                                                                                                                                       Joint Honours available; see page 136.
                                                                       AABB – BBBB                                                                                                               AABB – BBBB
             Joint Honours available; see page 136.                    Additional requirements: Higher English and a                                                                             Additional requirements: Higher English and a
                                                                       Higher Humanities subject. Successful completion                                                                          Higher Humanities subject. Successful completion
                                                                       of Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.                  Year 1                                                           of Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.
      Year 1                                                           * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.       You will study the social and cultural development               * See glasgow.ac.uk/accessglasgow for eligibility.
      In year 1 you will study the history and culture of archaic      A-level Standard Entry Requirements                      of Scotland from the end of the last Ice Age until the           A-level Standard Entry Requirements
      Greece and republican Rome, using a wide variety of              AAB – BBB                                                modern era. You will also explore issues involved in the         AAB – BBB
      source material, including buildings, coins and artefacts        Additional requirements: one A-level Humanities          presentation, interpretation and relevance of the past in        Additional requirements: one A-level Humanities
      and literary works such as epic poetry and plays                 subject.                                                 contemporary society.                                            subject.
      alongside historical texts.                                                                                               You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2.
                                                                       IB Standard Entry Requirements                                                                                            IB Standard Entry Requirements
      You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2.             36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL)                                                                                             36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL)
                                                                                                                                Year 2
      Year 2                                                           Additional requirements: HL English and HL                                                                                Additional requirements: HL English and HL
                                                                       Humanities subject.                                      You will study the archaeology of Europe and the                 Humanities subject.
      In year 2 you will study the history and culture of                                                                       Mediterranean, which introduces key research themes.
      classical Greece and of imperial Rome. Alongside the             For detailed entry requirements, including for Joint     You will also be introduced to concepts, theories and            For detailed entry requirements, including for Joint
      historians Thucydides and Tacitus, the texts you read            Honours combinations, see glasgow.ac.uk/ug/              practical skills and techniques of archaeology.                  Honours combinations, see glasgow.ac.uk/ug/
      may include Plato’s philosophy, the Aeneid of Virgil and         ancienthistory.                                                                                                           archaeology.
                                                                                                                                Years 3 and 4
      the ancient novel.
                                                                                                                                If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you can
      It is possible to take any of these pre-Honours courses        Career prospects                                                                                                          Career prospects
                                                                                                                                choose courses that explore key themes in landscape,
      in an online format as an alternative to the traditional       In recent years our graduates have found employment                                                                       Many of our graduates find employment in the cultural
                                                                                                                                digital practice, material culture and heritage, as well
      face-to-face courses, for greater flexibility.
A                                                                    as teachers, civil servants, administrators, librarians,
                                                                     archivists and experts in museums and galleries.
                                                                                                                                as studies of specific periods and areas such as British       heritage sector, and employers, from banking and law to
                                                                                                                                                                                               business and tourism, value the transferable skills that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A
      Years 3 and 4                                                                                                             prehistory, Celtic and Viking archaeology, historical
                                                                                                                                archaeology, contemporary archaeology, the Near East           an archaeology degree offers such as teamworking,
      You will choose from a wide variety of options in ancient                                                                                                                                practical problem solving and critical analysis.
      history driven by the research strengths and interests                                                                    and Eastern Mediterranean, public archaeology and
                                                                       Why choose Glasgow?                                      archaeological science.
      of members of staff. These could include, for example,
      courses in Ancient medicine, Ancient technology in               You will have the opportunity to visit archaeological    You will also complete a dissertation based on an
                                                                       sites and museums in Italy and Greece as part of                                                                          Why choose Glasgow?
      context, Athenian democracy, From the Gracchi to                                                                          original piece of research and undertake a range of
      Sulla, The Roman historical imagination, Greek religion,         your programme.                                          practical work based on your own excavation and                  You will have the opportunity to gain practical
      Cleopatra, and The fall of the Roman Empire. You will                                                                     fieldwork experiences.                                           fieldwork skills in the UK and also abroad. Recent
      write a dissertation on a topic of your choosing, and you                                                                                                                                  students have worked in the Baltic states, Cyprus,
                                                                                                                                You will also be able to take part in current staff research
      will also design and implement a study visit to Greece                                                                                                                                     Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy
                                                                                                                                projects including survey and excavation as well as
      or Italy. There is also the opportunity to start or continue                                                                                                                               and Portugal.
                                                                                                                                archaeological archives and collection-based projects,
      study of Latin and/or Greek.                                                                                              and gain personal work experience in various heritage
                                                                                                                                and museum organisations through our network of
                                                                                                                                placement providers.

      w glasgow.ac.uk/ug/ancienthistory                                                                                         w glasgow.ac.uk/ug/archaeology

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