Academic Requirements and Background:
- UK:You should have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science subject, such as, but not limited to economics, history, business or economic & social history.
- EU & International: You can check your country- specific GPA requirements at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/country/.
If you cannot find your country listed on our country- specific pages, please contact our postgraduate admissions team: email@example.com
It is essential to meet the GPA requirements above in order to be accepted on the programme.
We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds within the social sciences, business majors, humanities and languages, however, a strong background in history, economics, political science, development studies, or business is preferred. Other majors will be considered if the applicant also has courses, experience or some background in these fields. Those applying for Pathway B: Global Markets & Development (Glasgow, Barcelona, Goettingen) are strongly recommended to have an academic background in the Social Sciences. If you feel unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English Language Requirements:
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90 overall with a minimum of 20 for reading, 19 for listening, 19 for speaking and 23 for writing
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree levelprogrammes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test fordegree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
What do I do if...
my language qualifications are below the requirements?
The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.
my language qualifications are not listed here?
Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org