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The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, offering over 300 taught masters programmes. 81% of the university's research was judged to be internationally excellent (REF 2014) and the university has annual research earnings of over £175 million.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

8,195 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Domicile

  • UK 49%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 41%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 175 1415 1590
Accounting & Finance 55 830 885
Medicine 345 385 730
Law 65 410 475
Business & Management Studies 55 415 470
Economics 40 340 375
Biological Sciences 210 140 350
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 25 145 170
Computer Science 80 85 170
Physics & Astronomy 125 35 155
English 100 45 150
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 35 115 145
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 75 70 145
Librarianship & Information Management 0 140 140
Politics 25 115 140
Psychology 35 100 135
History 75 55 130
Chemistry 110 5 115
Geography & Environmental Science 45 55 100
Civil Engineering 20 70 95
Mathematics 45 45 90
Social Policy 5 85 90
Sociology 25 60 85
History of Art, Architecture & Design 25 55 85
Creative Writing 25 55 80
Russian & East European Languages 10 65 75
Theology & Religious Studies 70 5 75
General Engineering 55 20 75
Veterinary Medicine 70 0 70
Marketing 0 65 65
Mechanical Engineering 35 30 65
Agriculture & Forestry 15 40 55
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 55 55
Nursing 5 45 50
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 25 25 50
Archaeology 15 30 50
Anatomy & Physiology 15 30 45
Sports Science 5 40 45
Music 25 20 45
Philosophy 25 15 40
Communication & Media Studies 10 25 35
Dentistry 15 15 30
Geology 25 0 25
Food Science 10 5 15
Classics & Ancient History 10 5 15
Celtic Studies 5 5 10
Anthropology 10 0 10
Medical Technology 0 10 10
East & South Asian Studies 0 5 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
American Studies 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Linguistics 0 5 5
French 5 0 5
German 5 0 5
Italian 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

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 students may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Talent Scholarship: £2,000 for students who could face financial difficulties in taking up a place to study a taught masters programme.
  • The University of Glasgow has a number of scholarships available to international (non-EU) students starting a postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2018. These are awarded as tuition fee discounts of between £5,000–10,000.
  • 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.