The Glasgow School of Art has one of the UK's largest postgraduate communities in the visual and creative arts and architecture. In recent years, this community has grown considerably, reflecting the GSA's international standing and research excellence, and the attractiveness of Glasgow as one of Europe's foremost creative capitals. The GSA's postgraduate community now comprises over 300 doctoral and master's students, studying taught and research programmes across architecture, fine art, design, innovation and simulation/visualisation.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

668 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%


  • UK 47%
  • EU 15%
  • Other 37%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Art & Design 50 305 350
Architecture 5 180 180
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 50 50
Education 0 25 25
Medical Technology 0 25 25
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 15 15
Other 0 10 10
General Engineering 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

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.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation in the 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 the 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.