How to apply
If you are seeking full-time entry, you must apply through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). There is an application fee for this service.
- Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
- Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.
Each subject or subject-combination we offer has an individual UCAS code. Glasgow offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of Joint Honours undergraduate degree programmes in the UK. UCAS codes for these combinations are included here: Joint honours. They are also available at www.ucas.com.
High application levels may also result in other subjects having restricted entry. If there is a particular subject you want to study, make sure you apply on that subject’s UCAS code. Read more about our degree programme structures and flexible study at: Choosing your degree.
UCAS closing dates for entry in 2013
- 15 October 2012: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
- 15 January 2013: all other UK/EU applicants
- 30 June 2013: international (non-EU) students
You are strongly advised to meet these deadlines. If you apply late, the University may not accept your application; this will depend on demand for places and your qualifications.
What happens next?
Once your application has been received and a decision has been made, you will hear from UCAS and the University. One of three things will happen.
- You may receive an unconditional offer. This happens if you already have academic qualifications that meet requirements and the University believes you have the potential to benefit from study.
- You may receive a conditional offer. This happens if you have not already gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject. The University will look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and may make an offer based on these, in line with our published entry qualifications.
- You may be advised that we cannot make you an offer. If this is the case, we are happy to advise you on what to do to make a subsequent, successful application.
You should expect to receive a decision before the end of March. If you receive an offer, you will be invited to visit the University, either to one of our Applicants’ Visits Day or another event. Information will be sent to you with your offer letter.
Will I be interviewed?
As part of our selection process we currently interview students for:
- Education (MA Religious & Philosophical Education and Primary Education with Teaching Qualification (Dumfries Campus) only)
- Music (BMus and BEd degrees only)
- Veterinary Medicine & Surgery.
Offers into these areas are usually made only after interview. The interview will allow you to explain what you know about the study area, and provide us with a chance to find out more about you and your suitability for your chosen programme.
Other subjects don’t require an interview as part of your application.
If you are applying for entry into year 2 or 3 in any subject where this is permitted, you may be called for interview.
Can I change my application?
You may be able to change to another subject if you change your mind about your initial choice. Please contact the University enquiry team for assistance.
Once you start your studies, if you find you have made the wrong choice, you may be able to transfer to another course. There is no guarantee of this but your Adviser of Studies will assist and guide you in this matter.
Is deferred entry available?
Deferred entry is NOT granted automatically. Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Primary Education, for example, are unable to consider applications for deferred entry, and would expect you to apply in the year you wish to begin your studies.
How do international students apply?
We welcome applications from international students. All applications should be made through UCAS. However, if you would like further information on how to apply or general advice, visit our International Students webpages, tel: +44 (0)141 330 8153, or contact the University enquiry team.
The University has approved agents in countries around the world who can assist you with your application and provide additional information on the University. To find an agent in your country please visit our International Representatives database.
Can I study part-time?
If you are seeking entry to part-time study, please contact the University enquiry team.
For enquiries about studying part time at our Dumfries campus, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +44 (0)1387 702131/702001.