Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.

A leading research centre

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and we’re striving to change the world with our expertise. Our annual earnings for research are £181m, which means that we can make important discoveries, whether that’s finding a way to detect malaria in minutes, or contributing to the biggest particle physics experiment in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.

Excellence in teaching

Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but our students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities. As a result, we attract scholars from 120 countries around the world.

Rated fourth for international student satisfaction among universities participating in the International Student Barometer Summer 2013, we ensure that our students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace. The friendships and networks they make at Glasgow can last a lifetime: we are in touch with 118,000 alumni in 162 countries.

Student Unions and Organisations

Becoming a member of our University unions, council, clubs or media can be a great way to discover what you're good at, pursue your passions, meet like-minded people and boost your employability. The University is unique in having two student unions: Glasgow University Union, founded in 1885, and the Queen Margaret Union, founded in 1890.

You may also be interested in the following:

  • Students' Representative Council

  • The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club

  • Mature Students Association

  • Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA)

  • Over 120 Clubs and societies