Information for offer holders

Information for offer holders

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Congratulations on receiving an offer from the University of Glasgow. We hope that you are excited about studying for a postgraduate degree at the Adam Smith Business School. Your year at Glasgow will be a stimulating and engaging one. As well as preparing you for challenges ahead, you will also be welcomed into a supportive and caring community, at the Business School, the University, and the city of Glasgow. Throughout the year we will offer guest lectures from business leaders, career workshops, exciting social events and much more. 

These pages will be updated regularly so keep checking back for details. 

Scholarships and funding

If you have your offer but have still to decide how you will fund your studies then please search our scholarships database. There are several scholarships available for UK, EU and international students.

Recognising excellence

Get recognition with the Graduate Award 

The Adam Smith Business School has developed an award called the Adam Smith Business School Graduate Award and as a postgraduate taught student, you will be invited to take part.

The Graduate Award recognises the valuable skills and experience you will gain as part of extracurricular activities undertaken with your postgraduate taught degree programme. The Award will acknowledge your commitment and achievements from taking these additional activities and will represent the breadth of your skills in developing you as an Enlightened, Engaged and Enterprising graduate.

You can also benefit from our alumni events including networking workshops, which will teach you techniques in networking effectively and building a strong online business profile, and informal meetings with alumni where you can gain insight into their successful careers and discover the transferable skills needed to get ahead. 

The Business Schools also offers an excellent employability package. We have a dedicated Careers Manager who will offer you 1-2-1 career coaching. You can also take part in the Career Accelerator Certificate programme which covers career planning and application. 

Adam Smith Scholar Award for Excellence 

The Adam Smith Scholar Award of Excellence recognises recognises postgraduate taught students whose overall performance in their master’s year of the programme awarded a Masters of Distinction. Student’s overall results are ranked by programme and subject area according to the year of the final degree award.

Those students who are successful will be recognised and presented with their certificate in November 2018.


Throughout your year in the Business School you will have the opportunity to attend several social events, workshops, and seminars. This will allow you to network, make business connections, and develop friendships with fellow students from across the globe which will hopefully last a lifetime. 

Check out our Flickr page for a look at what to expect when you arrive. 

The city of Glasgow

A UNESCO City of Music, a vibrant arts and culture scene, a food-lover’s delight, and a shopper’s paradise. Just some of the highlights waiting for you if you choose to study in Glasgow.

The third biggest city in the United Kingdom, Glasgow has been named as one of the top 20 ‘Best of the World’ destinations for 2016 by National Geographic Traveler, voted the ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guides poll, and named a must visit destination by publications including the New York Times, The Guardian, and Wanderlust. A perfect destination for a global student.

The city hosts an average of 130 music events a week catering for every taste; from rock to rap, and classical to country. Glasgow also has a world class club scene playing host to some of the world’s top DJs.

Outside of London’s West End, Glasgow is frequently voted the best place for shopping in the UK. A must-visit destination for any shop-a-holic, it houses high street chains, international designers, and independent retailers. The West End, home to the University of Glasgow, is bustling with vintage fashion, vinyl stores, and second-hand bookshops.

Arts and culture
Glasgow’s arts scene has gone from strength to strength and is the base for five internationally renowned performing arts companies including the National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Ballet. The city has several world class museums, which are free to the public, and the city’s architecture is a work of art in itself.

Food and drink
You can be in Glasgow and taste the world with its many diverse restaurants, cafes, and bars. And if you’ve yet to sample the delights of haggis and whisky, Glasgow is the place to be.

The city and beyond
Glasgow has all the opportunities and excitement of a big city but its compact size means you can quickly travel from one vibrant district to the next. You could be relaxing in one of its many parks, before shopping in the quirky West End, and then dancing until the wee small hours in the Merchant City.

Find out more about Glasgow on its official city guide: People make Glasgow.

And when you fancy getting out of the city…….you can reach the stunning Loch Lomond in just 30 minutes, climb one of our many breath-taking Munros, play golf at one of Scotland’s many world-class courses, visit one of our ancient castles, or go further North and search for Nessie!

 See what Scotland has to offer on the official tourist guide: Visit Scotland.

Accommodation information

The programme sounds great. Glasgow sounds amazing. Your mind is made up but where are you going to live? Fear not as the University has several options for postgraduate students. 

As a full-time postgraduate student you are guaranteed accommodation, subject to conditions. There are four residences dedicated to postgraduate students. Each has communal living areas, wi-fi, CCTV surveillance and security patrol, and all between 10 and 25 minutes walking distance to the main campus. 

Living in University accommodation is an ideal way to get a full student experience. You will make friends with students from across the globe, you will be close to campus, bills are included so you will not be hit with any unexpected costs, your rent includes access to one of the UK's best university sports facilities, and you have access to the University support staff 24/7. 

The University recognises that some students may require accommodation for themselves and their families/partners and there are a limited number of family flats available. 

Frequently asked questions about the University's accommodation can be found on the website. 

Employability and careers support

Helping our students prepare for life after university is a key priority at the Adam Smith Business School. Studying with us will not only help increase your knowledge in a specific subject area, you will also gain transferable skills to help you succeed in your future career. 

Get Advice
As well as having access to our Careers Service and Student Enterprise our dedicated Careers Manager is here to help you with professional careers advice, CV and application coaching and mock interviews. You can access this support from the moment you arrive until 2 years after graduation.

'I look forward to working with you during your time at the University and helping you to progress towards your Career Goals.'
– Gail McGuigan, Careers Manger, Adam Smith Business School

Take part in our exclusive Career Development Programme
As a Postgraduate Student at the Adam Smith Business School, you will have the opportunity to take part in The Career Accelerator Certificate (CAC). The CAC is a career development programme available exclusively to you.  This is delivered online with optional classes that you can register to attend. This flexible approach allows you to fit career learning around your workload. Taking part in the CAC will help you to develop your awareness of your own skills and strengths, become more aware of the opportunities available to you after your graduate and develop your knowledge of how to market yourself to employers.

'Whether you want to work in the UK or any international company in anywhere, you will find the course is very helpful!' – Career Accelerator Participant 2016/17

Meet employers on campus
You will have a range of opportunities to meet employers on campus and network with Alumni. We run several careers fairs, employer presentations and alumni seminars throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to listen to high profile guest speakers at the school’s practitioner Seminar Series.

'I received information and guidance that has helped me decide which graduate jobs I will be applying for.' – Careers Fair attendee 2016/17