Why Us?

Our university and our students have been changing the world since 1451. We make discoveries and create new innovations to push the boundaries on what is possible.

Our globally renowned teaching staff nurture creative thinkers and bold business minds to develop their skills. The talents of some of the UK's most influential political figures have studied here. Award-winning writers have honed their craft. Human rights activists have gained their voice.

Over five centuries, we've fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, two Prime Ministers and Scotland's inaugural First Minister. If you choose one of our online taught postgraduate programmes, you'll be following in the footsteps of some of the world's most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin to television pioneer John Logie Baird.

World-Class Colleges

Each of our four colleges excels in its own field. If you opt for an online programme with the University of Glasgow, you'll benefit from our support and expertise.

College of Arts

Delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities. We are in the world's top 70 universities for arts and humanities (2018 Times Higher Education rankings). In 2017, the College was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the highest accolade for any higher education institution, for our work on the Historical Thesaurus of English.

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Formed in 2010, the College brings together internationally renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities to improve the health and quality of life for humans and animals across the globe. The College also provides innovative teaching for our students, preparing them for a wide variety of exciting careers.

College of Science and Engineering

Our world-leading research and the impact it makes to the global economy make the College an exciting and stimulating environment to work in. Our research ranges from fundamental discovery to tackling grand societal challenges and developing new technologies. Our teaching is informed by our world-leading research.

College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences is at the forefront of theoretically-informed and rigorous empirical research and research-informed teaching. We build upon the proud tradition of Adam Smith in developing a holistic analysis of society and responding to current and emerging local and global challenges.