Postgraduate taught degrees
Postgraduate taught degrees
We have opportunities for postgraduate taught degrees in the following subject areas:
The full range of taught degrees offered by the School of Culture and Creative Arts can be found here.
About postgraduate study
Join our postgraduate community and you’ll:
- be taught by academics who are leading experts in their disciplines;
- benefit from our vast information resources and state-of-the-art equipment. For example, Glasgow boasts one of the largest university libraries in the UK with over 800 student PCs and extremely convenient opening hours - open 361 days of the year from 07:15-02:00;
- discover a way of learning that develops your critical thinking, analytical abilities and curiosity
- Studying at Glasgow
Over 5,000 students are currently registered for taught degrees;
The University of Glasgow has more than 2,000 active researchers and an impressive 75% of academic staff contribute to subjects where the majority of research is rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 20 leading UK research universities;
A postgraduate degree can provide you with a platform for further research or enable you to develop high-level skills and advanced knowledge to further your career.
How to apply
Before starting your application we strongly recommend that you consult this site including the Frequently Asked Questions section and the appropriate programme page(s) on the Postgraduate Taught degree programmes A-Z. You should also review any relevant information for prospective postgraduate students on the appropriate Graduate School web pages via the links to the right.
To apply for a postgraduate taught programme, you need to provide:
- Final or current undergraduate degree transcript (and an official translation) - scanned copy in colour of the original document
- Degree certificate (and an official translation) if you have already completed your degree: scanned copy in colour of the original document
- 2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional - see programme entry requirements)
- Any additional document specifically listed under 'Entry requirements' on the Postgraduate Taught degree programmes A-Z
- copy of your passport (photopage) - non-EU applicants only
If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide a language test before you can start your studies.
You can find more information about making an online application to a postgraduate taught programme in the PGT Online Application Guide.
Entry requirements for each specific programme, both academic and English language requirements (if English is not your first language), are listed on the Postgraduate Taught degree programmes A-Z.
You must either upload the required references to your online application or ask your referees to send the references to the University as we do not contact referees directly. There is two main ways that you can provide references: you can either upload references on headed paper when you are making an application using the Online Application (or through Applicant Self-Service after you have submitted your application) or you can ask your referee to email the reference directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the 'Your References, Transcripts and English Qualifications' section of the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Online Application System and Applicant Self-Service
Please note that there are two steps to the online application:
- Step 1: Register and complete an application and any other subsequent applications. This can be done using the Online Application which can be accessed by clicking 'Apply Now' .
- Step 2: Once you have completed an application then you can access Applicant Self-Service to check the status of your application; upload any additional documents; update your personal details and accept any offers you receive. This can be accessed through the Applicant Self Service page.
Please note you should use your email address and the password you created when you registered with the online application to log-in to the online application form (Step 1) and the username supplied in your acknowledgement email (which you will receive 1-3 working days after completing the online application) and the password you created for the online application to log-in to Applicant Self-Service (Step 2).
If you have any other difficulties logging into either of the above we would suggest that you visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.
The Recruitment and International Office has introduced deadlines for applications to Postgraduate taught programmes. Find out more: Application deadlines.
Please note that if you are applying as a Study Abroad or Exchange (non-Erasmus) student, see International students: how to apply. If you are applying as an Erasmus study student, see Incoming European exchanges (Erasmus).
If you have a general enquiry about studying for a postgraduate taught degree please contact: PGadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk.
Further information can be found here.
Fees and funding
Before you can register as a student at the University you need to provide us with information on how your tuition fees will be paid.
The links below provide you with information on:
- how eligible students should apply for sponsorship/funding, and
- how self-funding students can pay their own tuition fees to the University.
It is important that you carefully consider how you intend to ensure that your fees will be paid and take the necessary action so that you will be able to register as a student at the University and quickly gain access to its facilities.
Fees information for
- UK students
- EU students
- International students
- Part-time students
- Sponsored students
- Self-funding students
- Funding for Postgraduate Taught Students available from the College of Arts
- SCCA SFC funded places available for 2015-16
- Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
- Funding for MPhil in Textile Conservation
- Part-time Fee Grants
If you do not have a ‘relevant connection’ with the UK or EU you will be charged the higher, overseas fee for your studies at the University of Glasgow. In order to establish a ‘relevant connection’, certain elements are required, as follows:
- You must have been ordinarily resident in the UK or EU throughout the three-year period preceding 1 September, 1 January or 1 April closest to the beginning of the first semester of your programme
- You must not have been resident, during any part of that three-year period, wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education
- Any overseas applicant who satisfies the ‘ordinarily resident’ criteria in (a) and (b) must also have settled status in the United Kingdom, ie, there must be no restriction on the length of stay in the UK.
If you are not certain about your status please complete our Fee Status Enquiry Form