YOUR GLASGOW A GUIDE FOR NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS - WORLD CHANGERS - University of Glasgow

 
YOUR GLASGOW A GUIDE FOR NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS - WORLD CHANGERS - University of Glasgow
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YOUR GLASGOW A GUIDE FOR NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS - WORLD CHANGERS - University of Glasgow
WELCOME TO
                                                                                                                    THE WORLD CHANGING
                                                                                                                   UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
    Established in
                                                    2nd in                     Glasgow
    1451 teaching
                                                                                                                     For more than five centuries, we’ve been pushing
                                                                                                                            the boundaries of what’s possible,
                                                    Russell Group for          is the world’s                         nurturing the talents of seven Nobel laureates,

                                                                               friendliest                        one Prime Minister and Scotland’s current First Minister.

                                                                               city
                                                                                                                            International students fit right in here.
                                                    (NSS 2019)
                                                                                                                   More than 30% of our population comes from outside
    The University                                                                                                   of the UK, with typically more than 1,000 students
                                                    Choose from over

                                                    600
    is ranked in the                                                                                               travelling to us from Canada and the USA each year.

    Top 100                                                                    (Time Out 2019)
                                                                                                                                 Join them and see who
                                                                                                                                   you could become.

                                                                               95.9%
    of the World’s
    Universities                                    undergraduate and
    (Times Higher World University Rankings 2019)
    (QS World University Rankings 2020)

    29,000
                                                    300
                                                    postgraduate
                                                                               of students
                                                                               in employment
                                                                               or further study
                                                                               6 months after
    students                                        taught programmes
                                                                               graduation
    from over
                                                    World
140
                                                                                                 (DLHE 2015/16)

                                                    changing alumni from
                                                                                The University is
                                                    pioneer of television       named the Times
                                                    John Logie Baird,           Higher Education
    countries                                       to pre-eminent scientist    (THE) University
                                                    of the 19th century         of the Year 2020
                                                    Lord Kelvin

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CONTENTS
Why Scotland?                              5-6
Discover Glasgow                           7-8
Campus map                                9-10
Student life                             11-12
Ahead of the Game: sporting facilities   13-14
Support all the way                      15-16
Study Abroad                             17-18
Our degrees and how to apply             19-26
Fees and finance                          27-28
Contact us                                  29
Visit us                                    30

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WHY
SCOTLAND?
Scotland has lots to offer you - beautiful scenery, ancient castles
and amazing cultural attractions.

A central base                                          Loch Lomond
Glasgow’s location in the Central Belt of Scotland,     Magnificent Loch Lomond is the focal point of
combined with excellent transport links, makes          Scotland’s first national park and is the largest
it easy for you to explore our country, the rest of     land-locked body of water on the UK mainland.
the UK and Europe. Check out the world’s largest        Located just 40 minutes from Glasgow, it’s a
arts festival in nearby Edinburgh, uncover Stirling’s   popular day-trip destination thanks to the
historic castle, or go hunting for the Loch Ness        opportunities there for watersports, fishing, hiking
Monster near Inverness.                                 and camping.

Getting outdoors                                        Culture and events
Scotland was voted “Most Beautiful Country in           With an eclectic range of theatre and dance
the World” in 2017* and it’s easy to see why.           venues, a captivating and award-winning literary
                                                                                                               George Square in the heart of Glasgow city centre
There are footpaths, bike trails, hill climbs and       and arts scene, and architecture that’s as striking
mountain adventures to suit all levels of explorer.     as it is unique – you won’t run out of things to
We’re surrounded by stunning beaches, offering          experience in Scotland. There’s an exciting range of
opportunities for watersport activities, relaxing       events every year, from Highland Games, Glasgow
strolls and marine life spotting. Our iconic Munros     International Comedy Festival and TRNSMT music
(mountains over 3,000 feet) have spectacular            festival, to the Edinburgh International Festival,
views, while Scotland’s many coastal islands each       Piping Live and the Scottish Open golf tournament.
have their own unique character, landscape and
wildlife, so get out there among our scenic and         More information: scotland.org
remote habitats!

                                                                                                                                                                   Loch Lomond

* Rough Guides poll

                                                                                                               Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris              Stirling Castle
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DISCOVER
GLASGOW
With cultural attractions, gorgeous architecture, fantastic shopping,
friendly people and a year-round programme of world-class events,
it’s easy to fall in love with Glasgow.

Getting around                                        Culture
It’s simple to travel around Glasgow, Scotland’s      For culture vultures, the city is home to more than
biggest city, whether you choose to walk, take the    20 world-class museums and art galleries, and is
bus, or use the subway. Our subway system is the      proud to have Europe’s largest civic arts collection
third oldest in the world and known affectionately    with works by Dali, Van Gogh, Degas and Monet.
as the “Clockwork Orange”.
                                                      Entertainment
The city’s excellent transport links mean you’ll be   As the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow
well connected to the rest of the UK and the world    is host to around 130 music events every week. You
beyond too.                                           can catch everyone from global superstars to local
                                                      indie bands. The city’s nightlife is buzzing, with     Ashton Lane is a lively cobbled lane on the doorstep of the
West End                                              more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs, plus nine
                                                                                                             campus, packed with bars, restaurants and a cinema

The University’s main campus is nestled within        cinemas, including the tallest in Europe.
Glasgow’s cosy West End, which is overflowing with
cafés, bars, vintage boutiques and cultural           There’s also a fantastic range of restaurants that
attractions. Entertainment ranges from the            reflects Glasgow’s diverse population. Whether
Grosvenor Cinema and Botanic Gardens, to Òran         you’d like to enjoy an amazing Asian kitchen, a
Mór – a converted church that offers lunchtime        scoop of Italian ice cream, or a plate of haggis –
theatre known as a Play, a Pie and a Pint.            Scotland’s national dish – we won’t disappoint you.
                                                      Many places offer a student discount too.
Shopping
Boasting the largest retail centre outside of         Parks
London’s West End, Glasgow offers a “Style Mile”      If you’re looking to relax and escape the city buzz,
containing big-name shops such as Topshop,            you’ll have plenty of options. Glasgow is the “Dear    Buchanan Street: part of Glasgow’s Style Mile
Nike, the Apple Store, as well as designer outlets    Green Place”, as translated from Gaelic, and has
and boutiques.                                        over 90 parks and public gardens.

                                                                                                             SSE Hydro, one of the world’s top 10 busiest                  Riverside Museum:
                                                                                                             live entertainment arenas (source: Pollstar)                  Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel

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STUDENT
LIFE
We understand that moving to a new country can be a daunting experience.
And it’s not just your education, it’s your life. So at Glasgow, we create a
world-class and friendly environment where you can feel inspired.

Accommodation                                                  Get involved
Accommodation Services can help you to find a                  Becoming a member of our University unions,
suitable place to live and we can guarantee you a              Council, clubs or media can be a great way to
place in one of our University residences or                   discover what you’re good at, pursue your
apartments as long as you apply on time. There are             passions, meet like-minded people and boost your
several self-catering options to choose from,                  employability. We have more than 270 societies for
all within a 15-30 minute walk of the campus.                  you to choose from, including everything from the
                                                               Harry Potter Society and Interfaith Society to the
Benefits include                                               GU Charity Fashion Show, so there’s bound to be
• round-the-clock access to trained University                 something that interests you.
  Living Support staff                                         See glasgowstudent.net/clubs
• group insurance cover for your belongings
• membership of the University’s sport facilities              Careers Service
  included in your rent                                        From the moment you arrive at Glasgow, you will
• 24/7 internet access incorporating wi-fi in all              hear about the wide variety of career events and
  bedrooms                                                     opportunities. You’ll have the chance to
• managed on-site coin-operated laundries.                     • meet global recruiters on campus
                                                               • learn about volunteering organisations, work
Accommodation fees range from around $5,680USD/                  experience and part-time work
$7,420CAD* per year for a shared room and                      • gain access to expert guidance and
$7,900 USD/$10,330CAD* per year for a single room                specialised information to help you make
with a private bathroom in self-catered student                  informed choices about your future
housing, to around $9,315USD/$12180CAD* per year               • get advice from our dedicated International
for a single bedroom with a private bathroom in                  Careers Adviser
catered accommodation.                                         • find placements through our Internship Hub.
*based on a conversion rate of 1USD = 0.77GBP/1CAD = 0.59GBP
                                                               See glasgow.ac.uk/internshiphub
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4743
Email: accom@glasgow.ac.uk                                     Your future
glasgow.ac.uk/accommodation                                    Glasgow graduates are in high demand with
                                                               world-leading employers from all over the globe.
University Library                                             Recent North American graduates have found
Open daily from 7.15am to 2.00am with online                   employment with Barclays, Google, Smithsonian
access 24/7, the University Library offers 13 wi-fi            Institution and the Organisation for Economic
enabled floors, 2.5 million books and journals and             Co-operation and Development (OECD).
hundreds of PCs.
See glasgow.ac.uk/library
                                                                                                                    Maclay Residences, one of our self-catered en-suite residences for postgraduate students
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AHEAD OF
THE GAME
Whether you’re a world-class athlete or a complete beginner,
Glasgow has the facilities and expertise to keep you motivated.

Student athletes                                          Recreational sport
The University of Glasgow is home to 50 sports            Everyone is welcome to get involved with sport
clubs competing in the UK national British                at Glasgow - regardless of your ability or level of
University & College Sport (BUCS) league, with            fitness. Even if you do not want to join a team,
around 4,000 students participating at different          a gym membership includes over one hundred
levels. At elite level, our full-time coaching team can   fitness classes every week, and we offer taster
support your training and competition while you           sessions if you want to try something new. With so
study.                                                    many activities to try and plenty of post-exertion
                                                          socialising opportunities available, you can get fit
Our facilities                                            and have fun at the same time.
Our two purpose-built exercise centres, including
a £10m extension opened in 2015, are open seven           Scotland’s great outdoors
days a week, early until late. Facilities include         If you like some fresh air in your fitness regime
• a six-lane, 25m heated swimming pool                    then you’re in the right place. Clubs such as the
• sauna and steam room                                    Hares and Hounds offer road, cross-country and
• Pulse – cardio and resistance gym                       hill-training runs for all standards, or you could
• PowerPlay – Scotland’s premier conditioning             tackle some of Scotland’s fantastic mountain trails
  facility                                                with the cycling club. You could even find yourself
• sports hall with Fanzone                                skydiving, surfing, snowboarding or potholing in
• Revolve - indoor cycling studio                         Scotland and beyond.
• activity hall and studios
• six grass and two all-weather synthetic                 Support for elite athletes
  sports fields                                           If you’re a talented athlete, we offer a range of
• cricket oval                                            services to support you to manage the demands
• squash courts                                           of competing in sport at the highest level while
• tennis courts                                           undertaking your degree. We financially support
• over 100 fitness classes every week.                    athletes from a wide variety of sports such as track
See glasgow.ac.uk/sport                                   & field, swimming, rowing and snow sports.
                                                          See glasgow.ac.uk/sport/talentedathlete

                                                                                                                 The sporting facilities include a 25m indoor swimming pool
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SUPPORT
ALL THE WAY
From before you begin your journey to Glasgow, we work hard to make
you feel at home. Glaswegians are famed for their friendliness and we have
a range of specialist staff dedicated to your needs.

Before you arrive                                         During term time at Glasgow
Our International Student Support Team can give           International Student Support
you advice on topics including                            Our International Student Advisers can help you
• immigration and visa                                    with the practical aspects of living and studying in
• employment                                              Glasgow, offering confidential advice on a range of
• finance                                                 matters. We also organise orientation programmes,
• welfare and personal issues.                            workshops and activities for you and your family if
                                                          they are in Glasgow with you.
Find a pre-departure checklist at                         See glasgow.ac.uk/international/support
glasgow.ac.uk/international/support/before
                                                          Advisers of Studies
On arrival at Glasgow                                     Your Adviser or Advising team can help you to
Airport arrival                                           choose an appropriate syllabus. They can also
During specific dates in September, the University’s      offer help on more general matters, such as
Welcome Team will be at Glasgow Airport to direct         examination regulations, or absences due to
you to our transport service.                             ill-health.

International student orientation programme               Counselling & Psychological Services
Our orientation programme provides information            We offer a confidential service to all registered
on the services available to you. You will get the        students experiencing emotional and/or
chance to meet fellow students at a social event          psychological issues.
and take part in a city bus tour. A shorter orientation   See glasgow.ac.uk/counselling
also runs in January.
                                                          Disability Service
Freshers’ Week                                            We welcome enquiries from any applicant who has
Freshers’ Week is a great opportunity to meet new         a learning difference or chronic health condition.
people. It is run by our four student bodies and          See glasgow.ac.uk/disability
includes bands and DJs, campus tours, sports
taster sessions and the Freshers’ Fair, where you
can find out about our range of student societies.
See freshersweek.glasgowstudent.net

                                                                                                                 Our Student Services Enquiry Team is here to help you make the most of your time at Glasgow
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STUDY
ABROAD
You don’t have to study here for four years to experience Glasgow.
Every year we welcome hundreds of students from across North America
on our study abroad and exchange programmes.

Our partners                                              Your time in Glasgow
The University of Glasgow has links with leading          You can study with us for as little as one semester
universities across the US and Canada. We have            or as much as a full year. You will be able to study
welcomed students from a diverse range of North           subjects across a variety of academic disciplines
American colleges, including                              and you must take a full course load to fulfill our
• Boston College                                          requirements along with those of your home
                                                          institution. A full load normally means taking 3-4
• University of California
                                                          classes per semester.
• University of Denver
• Duke University                                         International Summer School
• McGill University                                       Our international Summer School is another great
• University of Texas at Austin                           way for you to study with us. Make your summer
• University of Minnesota                                 count by gaining experience and/or credits in a
                                                          range of subjects.
• University of British Columbia
                                                          See glasgow.ac.uk/iss
• And many more.
                                                          Going abroad from Glasgow
Our study abroad networks
                                                          Full time undergraduate students at Glasgow may
In addition to the institutional partners listed above,   have the opportunity to spend time abroad as part
Glasgow also works with popular study abroad              of their degree. This will give you the opportunity
providers such as Arcadia, IFSA-Butler, ISA and           to explore destinations across Europe, Asia and
our own honours Principia Consortium.                     South America while earning credit towards your
See glasgow.ac.uk/principia                               degree. See glasgow.ac.uk/studyabroad

                                                                                                                 Glasgow is a lively and vibrant place to study
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TYPE OF DEGREE
UNDERGRADUATE
Glasgow is one of the world’s top universities, which means we can offer                                      Example of MA Joint Honours degree path
you a world-class degree. With a fantastic range of subjects, you should be                                   The MA (SocSci) and BSc Joint Honours degree programmes follow a similar format.
able to find a degree programme that matches your interests.
                                                                                                              Year 1
Flexible degree programmes                              Progression to Honours                                Choose three different subjects
                                                                                                              according to your interests.
                                                                                                                                                 PHILOSOPHY
                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL 1
                                                                                                                                                                   + HISTORY
                                                                                                                                                                     LEVEL 1
                                                                                                                                                                             OF ART
                                                                                                                                                                                    + POLITICS
                                                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 1
If you apply to these degree programmes, you’ll be      The final two years of the flexible degree will be
offered a flexible degree structure, which means        your Honours years, the British equivalent of         Year 2
you are not committed to a completely prescribed
selection of subjects from the outset of your degree.
                                                        majoring in a specific subject at an American or
                                                        Canadian university.
                                                                                                              Continue with two of your
                                                                                                              first-year subjects and choose
                                                                                                                                                 PHILOSOPHY
                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL 2
                                                                                                                                                                   + HISTORY
                                                                                                                                                                     LEVEL 2
                                                                                                                                                                             OF ART
                                                                                                                                                                                    + CLASSICS
                                                                                                                                                                                      (CLASSICAL CIVILISATION)
These degrees normally take four years to complete.                                                           another subject.                                                                   LEVEL 1
                                                        For some degrees, entry to the Honours years will
Degrees that involve a modern language take five        be competitive and being able to study a subject      Year 3
years to complete because they include a language
year abroad.
                                                        to Honours will be based on your academic
                                                        performance during your time at university.
                                                                                                              Specialisation in two chosen
                                                                                                              subjects in the final two years.
                                                                                                                                                 PHILOSOPHY
                                                                                                                                                 JUNIOR HONOURS
                                                                                                                                                                   + HISTORY OF ART
                                                                                                                                                                     JUNIOR HONOURS
The flexible degree programmes we offer are             MA or BA: what’s the difference?                      Year 4
• Bachelor of Science (BSc)
• Master of Arts (MA)
                                                        In Scottish ancient universities, an undergraduate
                                                        Honours-level degree in the Arts is called a Master
                                                                                                                                                 PHILOSOPHY
                                                                                                                                                 SENIOR HONOURS
                                                                                                                                                                   + HISTORY OF ART
                                                                                                                                                                     SENIOR HONOURS
• Master of Arts (MA) (Social Sciences)                 of Arts (MA) or a Master of Arts (Social Sciences),
• Master in Science (MSci)                              rather than a BA. This should not be confused with                                       Honours degree destination: MA with Honours in Philosophy & History of Art
Professional degree programmes                          a postgraduate qualification.
Our professional degree programmes follow a set                                                               Example of BSc Single Honours degree path
structure to meet the requirements of professional                                                            The MA and MA (SocSci) Single Honours degrees follow a very similar path, with the addition
accrediting bodies.                                                                                           of a new Level-1 subject in year 2.
The professional degree programmes we offer are
• Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)                                                                              Year 1
• Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
• Bachelor of Divinity (BD)
                                                                                                              Choose three different subjects
                                                                                                              according to your interests.
                                                                                                                                                 MATHEMATICS
                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL 1
                                                                                                                                                                   +     PHYSICS
                                                                                                                                                                         LEVEL 1
                                                                                                                                                                                    + CHEMISTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 1
• Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
• Bachelor of Laws (LLB)                                                                                      Year 2
• Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  (MBChB)
                                                                                                              Continue with two of your
                                                                                                              first-year subjects.
                                                                                                                                                 MATHEMATICS
                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL 2
                                                                                                                                                                   +     PHYSICS
                                                                                                                                                                         LEVEL 2
• Bachelor of Music (BMus)
• Bachelor of Nursing (BN)                                                                                    Year 3
• Bachelor of Technological Education (BTechEd)                                                               You’ll study your degree subject     MATHEMATICS
• Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)                                                            exclusively from third year onwards. JUNIOR HONOURS
• Master of Education (MEduc)
• Master of Engineering (MEng)                                                                                Year 4
                                                                                                                                                 MATHEMATICS
                                                                                                                                                 SENIOR HONOURS

                                                                                                                                                 Honours degree destination: BSc with Honours in Mathematics

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WHAT YOU CAN STUDY                                                                                                               HOW TO APPLY
UNDERGRADUATE                                                                                                                    UNDERGRADUATE
Browse the A-Z of our degree programmes and find the full details of each                                                        Apply using either the Common Application* or the Universities
programme at glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate                                                                                         & Colleges Admissions System (UCAS).

•    Accountancy & Finance                   • Electronic & Software                      •   Mechatronics                       1 Choose your programme                                         Entry requirements
•    Accounting & Mathematics                  Engineering                                •   Medicine                           Browse the degree programmes in this guide                      International Baccalaureate
•    Accounting & Statistics                 • Electronics & Electrical                   •   Microbiology                       or see glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate
•    Aeronautical Engineering                  Engineering                                •   Molecular & Cellular Biology                                                                       Applications with 34-36 points on the full
                                                                                                                                 2 Check the entry requirements                                  diploma will be considered for admission to
•    Aerospace Systems                       • Electronics with Music                     •   Music                              Every application is reviewed individually.
•    Anatomy                                 • English Language & Literature              •   Neuroscience                                                                                       most schools, but there are certain exceptions.
                                                                                                                                 We will accept a mixture of qualifications to
•    Ancient History                         • English Literature                         •   Nursing                            make an offer. Some programmes may have                         US applicants
•    Archaeology                             • Environmental Science                      •   Pharmacology                       higher requirements than those listed here.
•    Astronomy                                 & Sustainability                           •   Philosophy                                                                                         Students with standardized tests will be
                                                                                                                                 Visit our website for full details.
•    Biochemistry                              (Dumfries Campus*)                         •   Physics / Theoretical Physics                                                                      reviewed with a combination of:
•    Biomedical Engineering                  • Film & Television Studies                  •   Physics with Astrophysics          3 Complete your application                                     • cumulative 3.0 GPA
•    Business & Management                   • Finance & Mathematics                      •   Physiology                         Apply either through www.commonapp.org                          • SAT score of 1280 or ACT score of 27
•    Business Economics                      • Finance & Statistics                       •   Physiology & Sports Science        or www.ucas.com.                                                  AND
•    Celtic Civilisation                     • French                                     •   Physiology, Sports Science &                                                                       • 2 AP examinations (in relevant/required
•    Celtic Studies                          • Gaelic                                         Nutrition                          • Apply by 15 January
                                                                                                                                 • Final deadline for international students                       subjects): 4+
•    Central & East European                 • Genetics                                   •   Politics
     Studies                                 • Geography                                  •   Portuguese                           30 June                                                       Test Optional applicants
•    Chemical Physics                        • Geology                                    •   Primary Education with Teaching    • For Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary
•    Chemistry                               • German                                         Qualification (Dumfries Campus*)     Medicine programmes, apply by                                 We are accepting applications from students
•    Chemistry with Medicinal                • Greek                                      •   Product Design Engineering           15 October of the previous year.                              who have been unable to take SAT, AP or ACT
     Chemistry                               • Health & Social Policy                     •   Psychology                                                                                         tests.
•    Childhood Practice                        (Dumfries Campus)                          •   Quantitative Methods               4 Interviews/Auditions for select subjects
                                                                                                                                 An interview will be part of the selection                      For more information on US entry
•    Civil Engineering                       • History                                    •   Religious & Philosophical
                                                                                                                                 process for: Dentistry, Medicine, Music,                        requirements see glasgow.ac.uk/usa
•    Civil Engineering with                  • History of Art                                 Education
     Architecture                            • Human Biology                              •   Russian                            Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine
                                                                                                                                 & Surgery.                                                      Canadian applicants
•    Classics (Classical Civilisation)       • Human Biology & Nutrition                  •   Scottish History
•    Community Development                   • Immunology                                 •   Scottish Literature                                                                                We accept high school leaving qualifications
•    Comparative Literature                  • International Relations                    •   Social & Public Policy
                                                                                                                                 5 You’ll hear from us                                           from every province and territory. The normal
•    Computing Science                       • Italian                                    •   Sociology
                                                                                                                                 We’ll be in touch with the outcome of your
                                                                                                                                 application.                                                    minimum requirement is 5 or 6 subjects from
•    Dentistry                               • Latin                                      •   Software Engineering                                                                               grade 12 or CEGEP at B or better, or 80%
•    Digital Media & Information             • Law: Common Law                            •   Spanish                                                                                            average (dependent on grading system),
     Studies                                 • Law: Scots Law                             •   Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                 including relevant subjects where required.
•    Earth Science                           • Marine & Freshwater Biology                •   Technological Education
•    Economic & Social History               • Mathematics                                •   Theatre Studies                                                                                    Certain schools require a higher standard.
•    Economics                               • Mechanical Design Engineering              •   Theology & Religious Studies                                                                       For more information on Canadian entry
•    Education with Teaching                 • Mechanical Engineering                     •   Veterinary Biosciences                                                                             requirements see glasgow.ac.uk/canada
     Qualification (Primary)                 • Mechanical Engineering with                •   Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
                                               Aeronautics                                •   Zoology

* Our School of Interdisciplinary Studies is based at our campus in Dumfries. See glasgow.ac.uk/dumfries                         * If you are applying for Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine, or for programmes jointly
                                                                                                                                 delivered with the Glasgow School of Art, you must use www.ucas.com

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:                                                                                           MID-AUG
BECOMING A                                                                                                     Deadline for
                                                                                                             accommodation

GLASGOW STUDENT
                                                                                                               applications

                                                                                                                                                                                MID-SEPT
                                                                                                                                                                               Academic year starts
                                                                                                                                             EARLY-SEPT
              MID-OCT                                                                                                                            International
            UCAS deadline for                                                                                                                 student orientation
            Medical, Vet Med &                                                                                                                    programme
           Dentistry applications
             (Interviews: Dec-Feb)

                                                                     END-JULY
                                                                      PG International
                                                                    application deadline

                                                                                                      Register                           Enrol
                                                                                                                                                               SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                                                                                 Freshers’ Week,
                                                                                                      with the                          on your               Postgraduate Welcome
                                                                                                     University                         courses                Fortnight & Academic
                                                                                                                                                                    Inductions

 MID-SEPT                                                                          MID-AUG
 Applications open                                                               Upload results
                                     MID-JUNE                                    to change your
                                      UK Student Visa                           conditional to an
                                     application process                       unconditional offer
                                           opens
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                                                                                                              instructions to access
                                                                                                               registration + tuition
                                                           END-JUNE                                               fee information
                                                                                                                                                                           MID-SEPT
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                                                                                                                                                                            Deadline to pay
                                                           CommonApp UG
                                                                                                                                                                              tuition fees
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                                                               deadline
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TYPE OF DEGREE                                                                                              HOW TO APPLY
POSTGRADUATE                                                                                                POSTGRADUATE
Study with us and be part of one of the top 100 universities in the world.                                  To apply for postgraduate study at the University of Glasgow,
We offer an inspiring range of postgraduate programmes that can help                                        use our online application form.
you to take your understanding of a subject to the next level.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes                        Subject A-Z                                           Entry requirements                               Required documents
If you choose to study for a taught degree            Subjects you can study at postgraduate level are      To be considered for one of our taught           To apply for a taught or research
programme, you can work towards a                     • Accounting/Economics/Finance                        Masters degrees, you should hold an              postgraduate programme, you need to
Masters degree (eg MSc, LLM, MBA, MLitt),             • Business and Management                             undergraduate four year bachelor degree,         provide
a Postgraduate Diploma, or a Postgraduate             • Chemistry                                           with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an                • final or current undergraduate degree
Certificate. With over 300 options available you’re   • Computing Science                                   accredited university or college in the USA or     transcript - scanned copy (in colour) of the
sure to find something that’s just right for you.     • Education                                           Canada. You should also have high grades in        original document
                                                      • Engineering                                         relevant individual subjects.
                                                                                                                                                             • two references on headed paper
You can view our taught postgraduate                  • English/English Literature                                                                             (academic and/or professional – see
programmes at                                         • Geography/Earth Sciences                            How to apply                                       specific programme entry requirements)
glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught                     • Humanities (Archaeology, Celtic & Gaelic,           You can apply for postgraduate programmes
                                                                                                                                                             • a copy of your passport (photo page)
                                                        Classics, Philosophy, History, Art History)         using our online application form. This can
Research Programmes                                   • Law                                                 be accessed by clicking “Apply Now” on our       • any additional document(s) listed on the
Postgraduate research degrees can generally           • Life Sciences (Anatomy, Biological Science,         individual course pages on our website.            specific programme listing at
be divided into Research Masters (MRes) and             Immunology, Physiology, Zoology)                    You can find the course pages at                   glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate
Doctoral (PhD) degrees. They allow you to             • Mathematics and Statistics                          glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                             For example, if you are applying for a
undertake a research project under the guidance       • Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Medicine                                                               research programme you’ll need to include
of an academic supervisor. Admissions to              • Modern Languages and Cultures                       Taught programmes
                                                                                                                                                             your research proposal, CV, samples of
research degrees are usually based on the             • Music/Creative Arts/Film Studies                    The application deadline is in late July for     written work as per requirements for each
submission of a research proposal.                    • Physics/Astronomy                                   programmes beginning in September –              subject area.
                                                      • Psychology                                          please check our website for exact dates and
You can read more about postgraduate research         • Social/Political Science.                           exceptions. A selection of programmes offer
at glasgow.ac.uk/research/opportunities                                                                     January entry. Application deadlines vary.
                                                      Some programmes can be studied as online              For more information see
                                                      distance learning. You can find the full A-Z of all   glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/january
                                                      postgraduate programmes at
                                                      glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate                            Research programmes
                                                                                                            All postgraduate research students are
Postgraduate taught degree structure at Glasgow                                                             allocated a supervisor, who provides
                                                                                                            academic support and research mentoring.
September–December                 Semester 1: 40 taught credits                                            You should identify a potential supervisor
January–May                        Semester 2: 40 taught credits
                                                                                                            and contact them to discuss your research
                                                                                                            proposal before you apply. You can find
June–August                        Summer Semester: Thesis, 40 credits                                      relevant academic staff at
September                          120 master’s level credits completed                                     glasgow.ac.uk/research/opportunities
December/June                      Graduation

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FEES AND
FINANCE
We believe that academic excellence should be supported. If you want to join us,
you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a range of financial help available.

Tuition fees                                                   Scholarships
Full-time tuition fees start at $25,000USD/                    We offer a wide range of scholarships for students
$32,895CAD* for Arts and Social Sciences students.             coming from North America. We automatically
For a full list of our tuition fees, see                       review students for scholarships upon completion
glasgow.ac.uk/fees                                             of their application to the university. Scholarships
                                                               range in value from £5,000–£10,000 per annum.
Cost of living
Everyone has different spending habits, but as                 For a full list of scholarships including eligibility and
a general guide, we would recommend allowing                   how to apply, see glasgow.ac.uk/scholarships
around $16,000USD/$21,000CAD* for a single student
per year and a minimum of $26,000USD/$34,000CAD                US Federal Loans
for a couple. For each child add                               We accept loans through FAFSA and are one of the
$6,500USD/$8,500CAD per year.                                  few UK universities to offer a dedicated
                                                               US Federal Aid Support Officer.
Cost per month*                         USD        CAD         Contact: Carol.Barnett@glasgow.ac.uk
Accommodation                           $715       $935        Federal Aid registration code (FAFSA): 008383
Food                                    $235       $300        See glasgow.ac.uk/services/registry/finance/
Clothes                                 $90        $120        federalloans
Bus, underground, taxi fares            $50        $65
Laundry, stationery, toiletries         $40        $50         Canada Student Loans
Telephone/Internet                      $50        $65         We accept student loans from the Canadian
Entertainment                           $160       $200        Government and various provincial/territorial
                                                               equivalents. Our IE code for your application is
In addition to the above, you should include the               PUAV.
following amounts annually:
Books: $520USD/$680CAD;                                        Healthcare
UK Travel: $390USD/$510CAD.                                    All international students studying in Scotland are
                                                               eligible for medical treatment under the National
Tuition fees and cost of living varies, but taking             Health Service (NHS), including prescriptions. All
the above into account, your estimated cost of                 students are covered under the service and pay an
attendance without visa and flights is                         annual Immigration Healthcare Surcharge.
$42,130USD/$55,100CAD.
*based on a conversion rate of 1USD = 0.77GBP/1CAD = 0.59GBP

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CONTACT US
                                                                                                                                     VISIT
                                                                                                                                      US
If you’d like to meet one of the team, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

Meet us in the USA and Canada
We have a team of International Offi cers                                                                       While our open days are the best way to find
permanently based in the United States and a                                                                out more about student life, there are plenty of other
network of professional advisers who represent                                                                       opportunities to visit our campuses.
us in Canada. They are on hand to answer your                                                               In addition to Offer Holders’ Day and campus tours,
questions about entry requirements, admissions                                                                        you can also plan your own visit.
or anything else you’d like to know.                                                                             We look forward to welcoming you soon.

If you would like to meet us, our team in                                                                                 For details about coming to visit us,
North America travel extensively across a                                                                                     see glasgow.ac.uk/visitus
wide range of US States and Canadian Provinces.
To fi nd out who represents the University of
Glasgow in your area, see
glasgow.ac.uk/usa or glasgow.ac.uk/canada

West Region: Ashley Sevadjian
Senior International Officer (based in USA)
+1 949-228-9841
ashley.sevadjian@glasgow.ac.uk
States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Southeast & Central Region: Jason Via
Senior International Officer (based in USA)
+1 301-602-8008
jason.via@glasgow.ac.uk                                 Canada: see website for representative details
States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland,                 To find out when we’ll next be visiting a city
Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma,                  or town near you, see
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,         glasgow.ac.uk/international/inyourcountry
Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia.
                                                        Contact us in Glasgow
Northeast & Midwest Region: Jay Shamlin
Senior International Officer (based in USA)             We can help you with any inquiries you may have.
+1 440-847-9347
jay.shamlin@glasgow.ac.uk                               Joey Kirk
States: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,   International Recruitment Manager
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,              +44(0)141 330 3914
Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey,          joey.kirk@glasgow.ac.uk
New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin.                       student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk
                                                                                                           Photo credits: Reuben Paris; University Photographic Unit; cornfield / Shutterstock.com.
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