Our flexible degrees are designed to allow part-time students access to a wide range of Arts or Science subjects and ultimately graduate with a MA Arts or BSc Science degree from the University of Glasgow.
We are unable to offer part-time degrees in the following subjects: Accountancy & Finance, Dentistry, Engineering, Film & Television Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Medicine. OR in any of the Social Sciences MA (SocSci) degrees.
The list of undergraduate courses offered by the University is available at: Degree programmes A‑Z
The individual courses which make up the degree programme follow the timetable undertaken by the full-time undergraduate students and part-time students attend the same on campus lectures, tutorials or practical sessions Part-time study is study by day, and will require attendance on several days of the week.
Level of commitment and timeframe for completing part-time studies
An honours degree, normally takes a full-time student 4 years to complete, and can be completed in as few as 6 years by a part-time student. Full-time students study 120 credits per year, and all students are required to complete a total of 240credits before commencing honours studies.
- Science part-time students are expected to commit to 80 credits per year for the first three years and then progress to full-time studies to complete the final two years of honours.
- Arts students have much greater flexibility and a part-time student can take between 20 and 80 credits per year. The structure of the degree is discussed with the Adviser for part-time students in the College of Arts and an agreed programme of study set out.
For further advice on Arts degrees please you may contact the Adviser to part-time students, Mrs Linda Knox, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements for part-time applicants
The entry requirements for part-time students are generally the same as for full-time students, but if you would like us to consider any additional qualification then you may contact the admissions office at: Keith.Hutchison@glasgow.ac.uk
Standard entry requirements can be found in the individual programme pages of our Degree programmes A‑Z.
It is advisable to have recent academic experience and, if you feel you need to update your qualification in preparation for degree studies, then we recommend that you consider an Access programme or relevant credit bearing courses offered by the Centre for Open Studies at the University. Further details are available from:
Students with disabilities
Applicants with disabilities or special needs are considered on the same basis as all other applicants. However, we advise applicants to liaise with the University Disabilities Service to explore any potential difficulties or access any additional support they may require. See:
Fees & funding
Tuition fees are charged annually and based on the number of credits studied. Further details regarding tuition charges are available from our Registry website:
For information regarding the Part-time Fee Grant, administered by SAAS: see
How to apply
The applications for part-time degrees are not made through UCAS but direct to the University. We have only one intake per year and this runs in line with the full-time undergraduate timetable. The application process is open until the 31 July for possible part-time studies commencing in September of the same year. Please contact Keith.Hutchison@glasgow.ac.uk for further information about how to apply.