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Ranking
20/354
Overall Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 246 reviews
4.2 / 246 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
3.4 / 82 reviews
Location
Location
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.5 / 137 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.7 / 19 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.6 / 137 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
4.0 / 27 reviews
Glasgow University

Overview

The University of Glasgow is is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21. It has more than 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and welcomes students from more than 120 countries worldwide.

Student Stats

Number of students27390
Male : Female41 : 59
Fulltime : Part time82 : 18
UK : International75 : 25

Awards

Overall Rating
Top 20 University
Party Vibe
Top 5 University for Party Vibe

Reviews

The University of Glasgow Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars based on 246 reviews
4.2 / 246 reviews
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
8
1 Star
5
Campus/University buildings
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
Learning facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
Sports facilities
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
Student Union
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
Careers service
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
Organisation
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
Inclusivity
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
Support for international students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

12th October 2018
My impression was that the business model is mostly based on a marketing scheme, not so much on quality teaching. Very few courses to do a masters (6 classes in total) in economics might be a great cost-cutting method, but also keeps the the knowledge you gain as a student low. The content of these classes is tailored to make everyone pass, so everyone is happy about having paid thousands of pounds, and it might do well in rankings as well. In my course, about a third of students had a first-class degree, which really tells how challenging this course was. The good part was that I had lots of time for social life (good night life and general atmosphere in Glasgow) and the excellent sports facilities. Administration was not very efficient. If you decide to do a masters to learn and qualify yourself for future challenges in jobs or even a PhD, you better don't come here. Glasgow is a great city to live in though.
Campus / University buildings
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

25th September 2018
Generally, I’ve had a good 4 years here. I studied languages which I enjoyed, but must say that languages courses here can be more focused on essay writing/literature rather than improving your competency in that language. I didn’t spend too much time in the two Unions, but enjoyed them nonetheless. I would recommend studying here for other aspects such as the city itself, there’s so much life and things to do, you would never be bored here and the people are really friendly.
Campus / University buildings
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Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 28/04/2018

Submitted by M D on

MA (Hons) History
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

Overall experience has been 3*, I do not feel as if there is enough academic support across the board. Little chance for improvement and learning when you have gone wrong (apart from France, Vietnam and Punishment)

Third year Modules

- Punishment, Internment, Containment, 5*

Great course, clear material and clear objectives. Great staff.

- The Vietnam War: 5*

Great course, clear material and clear objectives. Great staff.

- France, 1789-1914: 4*

Great course, slightly less clear material and less clear objectives. Great staff.

Course review , 26/05/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

BSc (Hons) Psychology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The psychology department at glasgow university has an excellent course. it is highly structered but also allows you to develop your skills independently and gives you lots of options when choosing modules to study.

Course review , 22/05/2017

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MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The course has mostly been enjoyable. Most of the content has been engaging, challenging and interesting and the opportunity to pick subjects in later years allows you to study more specific areas you might be interested in.The group design projects undertaken every year gives you a great experience to prepare you for real work as it develops you team-working skills as well as being a great way to put the theory you have learned in lectures into practice.

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Course module review - Microeconomic Analysis: Games And Industry, 24/05/2016

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Microeconomic Analysis: Games And Industry
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
2.0 / 1 review

The course was excessively abstract and did not engage with a wide range of teaching or resources. It was poorly communicated and uninteresting, and was the sort of course that made me want to give up economics. There was no indication of how the content or theory might be relevant to the economic problems facing the world today.

Course module review - Doing Global Business, 23/05/2016

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Doing Global Business
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

The module of 'Doing Global Business' provided me with an in-depthunderstanding of the essentials of undertaking cross-border business, comprising overviews of world business; theories of trade and foreign direct investment and international business regulation; and practical aspects of how to do business internationally.

Course module review - Renewable Energy 4, 23/05/2016

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Renewable Energy 4
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

This module was particularly enjoyable for me, with clear notes making learning easier. A wide range of renewable energy was covered including solar, wind, geothermal, tidal; as well as non-renewable including nuclear, oil, gas, coal.The difficulties in transition from non-renewable to renewable was also made clear.
Each topic was fairly in-depth with around 12 different topics of energy. This gave a workload comparable to most 20 credit modules whereas this is only a 10 credit module.

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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 163 reviews
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4.2 / 246 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 2362 reviews
4.1 / 2362 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 175 reviews
4.3 / 175 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 386 reviews
4.2 / 386 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 387 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Cairncross House
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.5 / 6 reviews
2 Murano Street Student Village
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
3.4 / 41 reviews
3 Queen Margaret Residences
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
3.8 / 12 reviews
4 Wolfson Hall
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.4 / 8 reviews
5 Kelvinhaugh Gate
3.1 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.1 / 7 reviews
6 Winton Drive
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
7 Kelvinhaugh Street
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.0 / 2 reviews
8 Firhill Court
2.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
2.7 / 3 reviews
9 Maclay Residences
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
10 Brooke House
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
1.0 / 1 review
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Rank City Student Rating
4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
5 Leeds
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.6 / 148 reviews
6 Brighton
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 163 reviews
4.6 / 163 reviews
7 London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews
4.5 / 114 reviews
10 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 154 reviews
4.5 / 154 reviews
11 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 122 reviews
4.5 / 122 reviews
12 Birmingham
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 215 reviews
4.4 / 215 reviews
13 Nottingham
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 175 reviews
4.3 / 175 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Rugby (Women)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Badminton
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
3 Accounting Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Baking Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Basketball (Men)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Beekeeping Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Canoe
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Harry Potter Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Jewish Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Karate
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Sub Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
5.0 / 16 reviews
2 Flat 0/1
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.8 / 19 reviews
3 The Garage
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.4 / 36 reviews
4 Driftwood
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
4.4 / 24 reviews
5 Bloc
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
4.7 / 11 reviews
6 GUU Beer Bar
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
4.5 / 11 reviews
7 Vodka Wodka
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
4.5 / 11 reviews
8 Cathouse
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.6 / 10 reviews
9 Campus
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.3 / 14 reviews
10 Hillhead Bookclub
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.8 / 6 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Glasgow, University of
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
4.0 / 27 reviews
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Awards

Overall Rating
Top 20 University
Party Vibe
Top 5 University for Party Vibe

Location Details

The University of Glasgow
Glasgow
G12 8QQ
United Kingdom