Applying to the Programme

Applying to the Programme

The International Master in Global Markets and Local Creativities (GLOCAL) welcomes applications from students all around the world. You can apply as:

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship- funded student
  • a self- funded student

Applications for the programme are currently open. The deadline for non-EU students is 21 July 2017 and for UK and EU students is 25 August 2017.  The ERASMUS Mundus Scholarship competition for entry in September 2017 has now closed and it will re- open again in the autumn 2017 for 2018 entry. 

Admissions and Scholarships: 

Please check our Step-by-step Application Guide.

1) Programme: Application Procedures

Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation on the online application system.

Candidates can apply via the PROGRAMME WEBSITE.  Please, press the "Apply now" button and it will refer you to the Online Application System.

You must complete the University of Glasgow online application form and upload all of the needed documents.  

2) Scholarships: Application Form

If candidates decide to apply for ERASMUS Mundus Scholarship, they should specify you student category (depending on your nationality):

  • Programme Country
  • Partner Country

Definition of Erasmus Programme and Partner Countries

Alongside with the online application, applicants should submit Scholarship Application Form OR Self- funded Student Application Form:

1) Programme Country Scholarships: Application Form

2) Partner Country Scholarships: Application Form

3) Self- Funded Students: Application Form

Required Documents

The following documents are required (please, upload all needed documents on the UoG online application system):

  • Degree Certificate (and an official translation)
    NB: Students who have not yet completed their degree can also apply.  Please provide academic transcripts to date.  Offers of a place on the programme will be conditional pending receipt of the final degree result.  Applications will be considered for scholarship but any offer of a scholarship will also be conditional until the final degree result is confirmed. See 'Note on conditional offers' below.
  • Official academic transcript(s), translated in English (official translation) and showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Two supporting reference letters on headed paper
  • English Language Proficiency (if your first language is not English)
    NB.  In cases where it is not possible to provide proof of language qualification at this stage, applications will still be accepted but any offer of a place on the programme or of a scholarship will be conditional until the test result is received.  See 'Note on conditional offers' below.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

In addition to the above, the following are required by the GLOCAL consortium. These should also be uploaded to your online application.

Please note, in order to be considered for a scholarship for entry in September 2017, you MUST have submitted ALL of the above documents by 31 January 2017. If your application status is 'holding for documents' then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by 31 January 2017. The applications for entry in September 2018 will only open in September 2017. 

Please read the instructions on the Postgraduate Taught website and the Online Application Guide

Note: Conditional offers

An applicant who is completing the final year of his/her first degree or who has yet to provide the required evidence of proficiency in English will be considered for entry to the GLOCAL programme but will not receive an unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received his/her final degree and/or English language test results. In such cases you may be made a conditional offer on finishing your degree at the required grade and/or obtaining the required English language test results. This documentation must be submitted to the GLOCAL Consortium via the University of Glasgow before you can enrol on the GLOCAL programme.


Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements and Background: 

  • UK:You should have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science subject, such as, but not limited to economics, history, business or economic & social history.
  • EU & International: You can check your country- specific GPA requirements at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/country/.

If you cannot find your country listed on our country- specific pages, please contact our postgraduate admissions team: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

It is essential to meet the GPA requirements above in order to be accepted on the programme. 

We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds: social sciences, humanities, engineering, science, and languages. If you feel unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English Language Requirements: 

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90 overall with a minimum of 20 for reading, 19 for listening, 19 for speaking and 23 for writing
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree levelprogrammes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test fordegree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


Standard Application Deadlines

Applications for admissions in September 2017 are currently closed. Applications to the programme may re- open in March 2017. However, this is yet to be confirmed.

Classes start September 2017 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.


ERASMUS Mundus Scholarship Application Deadline

31 January 2017