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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Top reasons to study here

  • We collaborate with businesses to develop our cutting-edge research into new products and processes, powering their bottom lines.
  • We nurture start-ups, spin-outs and other entrepreneurial activity.
  • Our research partnerships bridge the gap between industry and academic knowledge.

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (11)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Humanities (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Over the last five centuries and more, we’ve constantly worked to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, two Prime Ministers and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister. We’ve welcomed Albert Einstein to give a lecture on the origins of the general theory of relativity. 


‌The University of Glasgow offers a range of online postgraduate programmes and short courses as well as free MOOCs (massive online open courses).


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

Our world-leading biomedical researchers are at the forefront of developing new treatments and diagnostics for chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke, and our research informs policies and practices to improve individual and population health, and reduce inequalities.


Your career journey is unique, and we encourage you to engage in career thinking early to understand your own preferences, explore career paths and develop your skills and experience.  The guide can help you to get started.


Housing services

The University of Glasgow's Campus Development programme is a 21 billion investment in our estate over ten years to expand our world class campus and facilities. 

We are redeveloping the 14 acre site of the former Western Infirmary to build a mix of modern research, teaching and public spaces. 

Our Campus Development Programme will mean the University remains a centre for world-renowned research as well as a vibrant community hub and centre for public engagement.

For students looking to live off-campus, Amber Student has stepped in to offer a home away from home, providing affordable, safe, and hygienic student accommodation in Glasgow. Check out the options available here:

Library services

The Library is supported by Central Services. The University Library has 2,546 student study space with over 800 computers all with wi-fi access. Online access is available 24/7. A collection of over 1.5 million books and access to over 31,000 journals

ICT services

Computer clusters

  • Locations
  • Library PC availability (also available through the Information Services Web App)
  • Where to save your work


  • Student printing
  • Antivirus
  • Office 365

Purchasing and downloads

  • Rules for use of software


  • Purchasing PCs, laptops and tablets

Medical services

The Health, Safety & Wellbeing, committed to ensuring that working and studying at the University of Glasgow is as healthy, safe and beneficial for your overall wellbeing, and that of the environment, as possible. We have a variety of professional and clinical specialists who can offer you a range of advice, guidance, training and clinical services.

Student Life

Campus life

We have three friendly student residences in Dumfries, all open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Dumfries Campus.

The Dumfries Hall is ten minutes walk from the main teaching buildings, at the edge of the campus.

Brooke House and Laurieknowe are closer to Dumfries town centre.

All our residences offer modern, self-catering accommodation made up of spacious single, en-suite study bedrooms.

Sports facilities

  • Over 350 group exercise classes every month
  • REVOLVE indoor cycling studio
  • Pulse cardio suite
  • PowerPlay strength suite
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Drop-in sport sessions
  • Squash courts & sports halls
  • Over 50 sports clubs (full student membership only)

Student clubs

The SRC’s main responsibility is to represent the students of the University, and this means all students. Whether you are a mature student, an international student, part-time, doing a post-graduate qualification or straight from school, the SRC works for your interests.

The SRC is a student-led organisation, run by a council which includes 30 student members and an executive formed by sabbatical and non-sabbatical officers. All registered students of the University have the right to vote and can stand for elections, which usually take place in October and March every year.


We are triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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