Why Study at Glasgow?

Why Study at Glasgow?

Why Physics and/or Astronomy?

Studying Physics and/or Astronomy offers you a fundamental understanding of the way the Universe works, brings you to the forefront of technology, and (specifically in Glasgow) provides the opportunity to work in world-leading research groups.

A degree in Physics and/or Astronomy demonstrates to a potential employer numeracy, problem-solving skills, team-work experience, capacity for logical thought, and capability to apply abstract concepts to the real world. 

We offer undergraduate degrees leading to the award of BSc or MSci degrees, taught postgraduate courses leading to the award of an MSc degree, or postgraduate research courses leading to the award of PhD or MSc degrees.

Why Glasgow?

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The University of Glasgow is an excellent place to study for a degree in science (see http://www.gla.ac.uk/scienceatglasgow/).  Our school is highly rated for our undergraduate teaching, we are rated 4th in the UK for Physics and Astronomy in the 2011 Times Good University Guide, and 6th for Physics and Astronomy by the 2011 Complete University Guide (published in association with "The Independent" newspaper", as well as being internationally leading in research. We are very active in promoting public understanding of science, and also do useful things like assist in finding summer job placements.

Career Opportunities for physicists:

  • research in Universities or high-tech companies;
  • finance, e.g. as market analyst; consultancy, e.g. in product development or IT;
  • teaching - physics teachers are in great demand;
  • and many more

The University of Glasgow is the UK's fourth-oldest University and Scotland's second-oldest. It provides comforts such as excellent student accommodation, as well as a lively student experience.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is a vibrant place to live with activities to suit all tastes including good nightlife, top quality museums and art galleries, concerts to suit all musical tastes, restaurants, shopping, and a huge variety of outdoor activities in the surrounding Scottish countryside. You will also find that Glasgow is one of the less expensive cities to live in in the UK, see the information from the International Office for more information on the cost of living in Glasgow.

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