|No. of international students||2013 Ranking||14|
|Student : Staff ratio||4.8||2014 Ranking||21|
Glasgow University, established 560 years ago, is Scotland’s second oldest university, the UK’s fourth oldest, and an important pillar of Scotland’s biggest city. As well as excellent teaching and a worldwide reputation, students enjoy a compact campus at the heart of the city’s stylish West End. A flexible system of study means that those who aren’t studying for a professional degree can make the final decision about their honours subject/s at the end of the second year.
There’s an unusually high proportion of local students: almost half come from the west of Scotland. Among the rest are representatives of 126 other countries. Glasgow is a confident and dynamic city that has reinvented itself in recent years. In 2009 it was named the UK’s first Unesco City of Music, and it will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Glasgow is renowned as a thriving, modern, large city with an edgy nightlife and cultural attractions that rival most other UK cities. Once famous for dominating global shipbuilding Glasgow has transformed itself to suit the modern economy, with the banks of the River Clyde now hosting business in the telecoms, legal, financial services and energy sectors. Studying in Glasgow also enables students to take advantage of the superb transport links to other parts of Scotland – so you can enjoy this beautiful part of the world quickly and easily during breaks from studying.