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The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, offering over 300 taught master's programmes. The university has annual research earnings of over £175 million.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

8,919 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%

Domicile

  • UK 47%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 43%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 170 1320 1495
Accounting & Finance 60 1030 1090
Medicine 375 355 730
Business & Management Studies 60 555 615
Law 60 375 435
Biological Sciences 210 190 405
Economics 40 205 245
Librarianship & Information Management 5 230 235
Politics 35 185 220
English 100 100 200
Computer Science 70 115 185
Psychology 30 145 175
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 30 140 170
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 80 80 160
History 75 75 150
Physics & Astronomy 115 30 145
Mathematics 50 85 135
Marketing 0 125 125
Sociology 35 85 120
Chemistry 110 10 115
Civil Engineering 25 85 110
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 40 70 110
Other 5 100 110
Social Policy 5 105 105
History of Art, Architecture & Design 30 75 105
Geography & Environmental Science 30 60 90
Agriculture & Forestry 15 70 85
General Engineering 55 30 85
Creative Writing 25 50 75
Theology & Religious Studies 65 10 75
Veterinary Medicine 70 0 70
Mechanical Engineering 35 35 70
Sports Science 5 60 65
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 35 30 65
Anatomy & Physiology 15 45 60
Russian & East European Languages 10 45 60
Philosophy 25 25 50
Geology 45 0 45
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 5 40 45
Nursing 5 35 40
Archaeology 10 25 40
Music 20 10 35
Communication & Media Studies 10 20 30
Dentistry 15 10 25
Classics & Ancient History 10 20 25
Social Work 0 20 20
Celtic Studies 10 5 10
Anthropology 10 0 10
Food Science 10 5 10
Medical Technology 0 10 10
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
East & South Asian Studies 0 5 5
American Studies 5 0 5
French 5 0 5
German 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Italian 5 0 5
Linguistics 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

The university offers a range of funding support to postgraduate students. The following are a selection, please refer to the university website for the full range, alongside eligibility criteria:

  • Postgraduate Talent Scholarship: £2,000 for students who could face financial difficulties in taking up a place to study a taught master's programme.
  • Glasgow also offers 10% fee discount on both postgraduate taught and research programmes for alumni.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Most new full-time students studying for a degree, including international students, are guaranteed accommodation, subject to the university's admissions policy.