Although Glasgow, its region and urban Scotland provides an excellent location for real estate, planning and regeneration studies, the REPR MSc Programmes aim to prepare students for career opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.
We have recruited students, and expect to continue to, on to the Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration MSc Programmes from many countries across the world as well as from Scotland, the UK and the European Unionm, and every year we attract a lively community of international postgraduate students. This includes students from Japan, the US, Iran, Thailand, China, India, Greece, Poland and Ghana. The internationalisation of the Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration MSc Programme extends to the staff and their research activities. Urban Studies has extensive links with research units, academics and policy-makers elsewhere in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa, and we are now offering students on the MSc in International Real Estate and MSc in International Planning Studies the opportunity to study 20 credits of their MSc degree on location in Asia, run by our Universitas 21 partner, Hong Kong University.
The Asian Cities course is a four weeks intensive case study driven fieldtrip which runs from the end of June and through July with students spending 1 week in Hong Kong, 1 week in Singapore, 1 week in Shanghai and Beijing and 1 week in Tokyo. Students wishing to register for Asian Cities should discuss this with the Programme Director at registration.
The University of Glasgow has a long tradition of welcoming international students and is well established to do so with its specialist International Office and International Student Support team. Within the team are International Student Advisers who provide help and advice on a range of non-academic matters, including immigration and visas, employment during their studies, opportunities to live and work in this country after graduation, and the scholarships available for international students on taught postgraduate courses.
The International Office also co-ordinates social events for international students and organise the University's International Orientation Programme. Click here for the University's own International Student Guide and International Student Handbook, where you will find valuable details of student life at Glasgow, including the international student societies.