Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation in GSA halls of residence is not guaranteed for postgraduate students but applications are assessed on need.
  • Students can apply to stay in dedicated postgraduate flats within GSA halls of residence.
  • A large amount of private accommodation is also available to those not staying in GSA halls, and the GSA's Student Welfare department offers help with flat-hunting.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,480
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical £10,800
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The GSA has a range of scholarships offering partial assistance with the costs of postgraduate study.
  • The Scottish Funding Council provides funding for a number of full-fee waivers for postgraduate students on selected programmes.


  • The Graduate School of Art offers a range of postgraduate courses in areas such as Architecture, Fashion & Textiles and Interior Design.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

539 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%


  • UK 49%
  • EU 15%
  • Other 36%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Creative arts & design 25 220 245
Architecture, building & planning 5 130 135
Education 0 45 45
Subjects allied to medicine 0 15 15
Engineering & technology 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.