Glasgow Student Guide – Where can I study?


The University of Glasgow.

Where can I study?

There are 4 universities in Glasgow: University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland. The University of Strathclyde is the largest university in the city and provides places of study to around 26,000 students. The university is organised into four faculties: humanities and social sciences, engineering, science and business. The main campus is the John Anderson Campus and can be found near George Square in the centre of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow is the second largest university in the city and is home to over 23,000 students. The university is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and was founded in 1451. The Times World University Rankings placed the university at 102nd in 2011. Glasgow University has a strong reputation in the fields of law, medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry. The main campus of the university is on Gilmorehill in the west of the city centre, although there are additional campuses in Loch Lomond and Dumfries.

Glasgow Caledonian University is home to a student population of around 17,000 and is situated on one main campus in the Cowcaddens area of Glasgow. The university has faculties in business, engineering and computing, health and social care, life sciences, law and social sciences and nursing midwifery and social health. The faculty of business is one of the largest business schools in Scotland.

The University of West Scotland (or UWS) is home to around 18,000 students. The university is spread across four campuses in Paisley, Hamilton, Ayr and Dumfries. The Crichton Campus in Dumfries operates in partnership with the University of Glasgow.

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