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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.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,650–10,650
Mixed 10,650
Laboratory 7,650–10,650
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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.