The content of the University's main external website is overseen by the Web Team. At departmental and other levels, content is maintained locally. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change. The University will not be held liable for information that is subject to change and reserves the right to alter the content of the external website at any time.
The University permits its students and staff to maintain personal pages on this web site, and associated sites such as academicblogs.co.uk. Any views expressed on these pages do not necessarily represent the views of the University.
The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prospectuses are intended to help you choose your course of study at the University of Glasgow. They do not replace the University Calendar as a statement of the University regulations. All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by, and to submit to the procedures of, the University's rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. A copy of the current regulations is available at: www.gla.ac.uk/calendar/ or on request, from the Registry: www.gla.ac.uk/registry/
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the prospectuses but it is subject to alteration without notice. The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in the prospectuses. The University, however, reserves the right to make variations to the content or methods of delivery of courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. If the University discontinues any course, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. In the event of industrial action or other circumstances beyond the control of the University that interferes with its ability to provide these courses or services, the University will undertake to minimise disruption as far as is practicable.
The University prospectuses are normally published circa 18 months prior to the academic year to which they relate. Any changes such as newly announced courses of study or changes to contact details will be incorporated into our website. Changes may be made to Entrance Requirements during the summer months post publication of the printed prospectus, but before commencement of the Admissions Cycle to which the prospectus relates ( Admissions Cycle commences in October each year). These changes will be incorporated into our website prior to October. No changes will be made to Entry Requirements after commencement of the Admissions Cycle.
Information Regarding Possible Changes to Degree Programmes and Courses Offered by the University
The University is committed to providing information about its degree programmes that is accurate and comprehensive so that you can make the right decisions about where, and what, to study. However, this information is finalised many months before you register at the University and embark on your chosen programme of study, and on occasion the University may need to make some changes in the interim or after you have started your degree programme. In making such changes the University is driven by the need to maintain the quality and reputation of the degrees that it awards, always taking into account the interests of applicants and students. Changes are only implemented after appropriate scrutiny has taken place and formal University approval processes have been followed.
On very rare occasions the University may be unable to deliver a degree programme for which offers have already been made. Should this happen, you will be contacted with a full explanation of the circumstances and you will be offered help and advice in finding an appropriate alternative programme of study.
Why might changes to the published programme information be made?
Development of academic knowledge
One of the strengths of the University is that teaching is research-led. Experts in your chosen field of study will ensure that important developments in the field are incorporated into the curriculum. Material that is no longer believed to be current may be replaced. In some fields such changes will happen more quickly than in others. There may also be changes to the way your course is delivered which are informed by research and development on student learning (pedagogy).
Response to feedback
On-going internal monitoring, including feedback received from current students, may also prompt changes.
External requirements including professional accreditation
The University must comply with various requirements set by other bodies, many of which relate to ensuring the quality of its degrees. For example, some programmes carry external accreditation by professional bodies. Where their requirements change, the University must respond so that students continue to benefit from the considerable advantages of accredited qualifications.
Unanticipated staffing changes may sometimes lead to changes in the content and availability of courses, for example where it is not possible to replicate specialist knowledge.
Timetabling and student numbers
Within each degree programme students take individual courses. On some programmes students have a considerable degree of choice from a list of different options, and examples of the available options are advertised on the University website. This flexibility is one of the strengths of the University. However, you should be aware that not all courses will always be available. There may, for example, be a timetable clash with other courses that you are studying or a course may have a limit on the number of places available in any one year.
Other important information about your degree programme
In order to qualify for the award of a degree at the end of your studies, you must satisfy various requirements. The regulations that apply to your degree programme are set out in the University Calendar. These cover such things as the requirements for you to progress through the different stages of your studies (e.g. for progress to the honours years in your Senate Office October 2017 chosen subject(s)) and the total number of credits that you must complete and the grades required for award of the degree. Relevant information about these requirements is also included in course handbooks and you will be given good notice of any changes that are introduced. The Calendar is updated each year and the regulations that apply to you are those published in the year that you begin your studies, or the year that you progress to your specific Honours degree programme.
There are also general regulations in the Calendar which cover assessment, student support and student misconduct. Regulations are reviewed on an ongoing basis and any updates will apply to you and full information will be available on the University’s website