Undergraduate 

Business & Management MA(SocSci)/BSc/LLB/MA

Business & Management students

The study of business and management offers you a structured insight into both the theoretical and practical dimensions of organisations and management.

You will benefit from our collaborative ties with local industry and commerce which make significant contributions to the degree programme. Theory and practice is taught through a variety of innovative learning methods and opportunities.

Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited

  • September start: session dates
  • Business & Management MA(SocSci) (Hons): N200 4 year degree

What our students say

Business & Management students

“My decision to accept the University of Glasgow as my firm choice came when I attended the Open Day. No summary of activities or description of the quality of work can do complete justice to what this university really is. I am studying Business & Management because I would like to be a Human Resources Manager; the Organisational Behaviour course is particularly interesting to me. It considers the “human element” of organisations by combining different subjects such as psychology, social science and political science. Glasgow is a vibrant city, and the best for students who want to combine their studies with their social life. In my opinion, our university is one of the best things about Glasgow.”

Ambra, Business & Management Senior Honours student, Italy

“Our Business & Management degree is truly international. Being able to study with and be taught by people from all over the world has given me the opportunity to learn about and appreciate a whole variety of cultures. You learn from lecturers who have vast amounts of practical experience in their field. They are able to clearly and comprehensively explain concepts, add interesting practical examples from real life. Dr Thomas Anker, for example, is a great lecturer who complements his teaching with up-to-date examples and is always available to discuss any concerns we may have or get involved with ideas or initiatives that are brought to him. Whichever aspect of Business and Management you are interested in, The Adam Smith Business School has something for you and from personal experience I can tell you that everywhere you go, you will find friendly and understanding staff who will help you pursue your goals”.

Jan, Business & Management graduate, Czech Republic

 

Programme structure

Year 1

You will take four courses:

  • Organisational Behaviour provides the context in which organisations exist.
  • Introduction to Marketing introduces marketing communications, consumer behaviour, digital marketing, sales and pricing, product development and marketing strategy.
  • Principles of Management describes today’s managers and what constitutes an effective manager.
  • Foundations of Finance gives the basic principles of finance and an understanding of the finance world.

Year 2

You will take four courses:

  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management introduces the theory and practice of human resource management.
  • Business Decision Analysis uses quantitative and qualitative data for decision making.
  • Entrepreneurship introduces the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and the role it plays in society.
  • Service and Operations Management outlines the theory and practice of operations management.

You will also study other subjects of your choice in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

Years 3 and 4

Students who qualify for Honours can study the core areas of business and management via five core classes: Ethics and business, Strategic management, Global business, Research methods and an integrative experiential learning course. Optional courses include: entrepreneurship, marketing, human resource management and organisational behaviour, international business and service operations and finance. You can structure your studies to select and combine subjects relevant to your individual career path.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Course details

Level 1

Foundations of Finance
Introduction to Marketing
Organisational Behaviour
Principles of Management

Level 2

Business Decision Analysis
Entrepreneurship
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Service and Operations Management

Years 3 and 4: Honours

Business Start Up
Cases in Operations Management
Contemporary Employment Relations
Contemporary Issues in Consumer Behaviour
Design and Implementation of New Business Models
Development of International Business
Digital Marketing Strategy
Dissertation
Economic Crises and Depressions
Entrepreneurial Selling
Entrepreneurial Ventures, Management and Growth
Ethics and Business
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Innovation and Participation at Work
International Marketing Consultancy
Management in the Voluntary and Community Sector
Managing Complex Change
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Managing in the Public Sector
Marketing Communications
Project Management
Research Methods
Services Marketing
Social and Community Entrepreneurship
Strategic Management
Strategic Marketing
The Art of Influencing
Uneven Development and the Global Economy

Level 3: non-Honours

These courses are available to students who are completing an MA (Social Sciences) Ordinary Degree, for which 60 credits of level 3 courses are required.

Business and Management 3: Business Competition
Business & Management 3: Marketing Campaign Development: Research and Tactics
Business & Management 3: Project Management

Service courses

These courses are primarily available to students studying engineering degrees, though some are suitable for exchange students visiting Glasgow who do not study Business and Management at their home institution.  See course pages for details.  The courses cannot be taken by MA students.

Entrepreneurship 1A: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Entrepreneurship 1B: New Venture Planning
Professional Practice 5


Our international links

You can apply to spend part or all of your third year at another university within the EU as part of the Erasmus+ Programme. Alternatively, you can apply to study further afield in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia or New Zealand.

Entry requirements

for entry in 2020

Applicants to subject-combinations with Psychology must meet the Psychology degree programme entry requirements.

MA (SocSci)

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: One A-level Arts, Humanities or Language subject.

    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Economics must have a minimum of GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (or Grade 5-6).
     
    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

     

About A-level entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


International Relations and joint degrees that include International Relations may require higher entry grades due to high demand for the subject.

A-Level qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.


Highers

  • S5 standard entry requirements: AAAAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • S5 minimum entry requirements: AABB to be considered for S6 offer.
  • S6 standard entry requirements: AAAAAA cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders.
  • Additional requirements: Higher English or a Higher Humanities subject at Grades A or B.

    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Economics must have a minimum of National 5 Mathematics at Grade B.
     
    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes. 

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes: see Access Glasgow

  • Adjusted S5 standard entry requirements: AABBB/BBBBBB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Adjusted S5 minimum entry requirements: No minimum at S5.
  • Adjusted S6 standard entry requirements: AABBB/BBBBBB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders. Considered for offer at BBBBB.
  • Adjusted additional requirements: Higher English or a Higher Humanities subject at Grade B.

    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Economics must have a minimum of National 5 Mathematics at Grade B.
     
    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.
     
    Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme or Summer School.

About Higher entry requirements

SQA Highers

The S5 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades which, if attained in addition to successfully meeting mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests), will normally result in an offer being made. Students must achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5).

The S5 Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades which an applicant must have obtained by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5) in order for them to be considered for a conditional offer based on S6 results. Not all applicants who achieve the Minimum Academic Entry Requirements will be made an offer. This will depend on the number of applications we have received for a degree programme and the number of applicants who have met the Standard Academic Entry Requirements.

Where an applicant is made a conditional offer based on S6 results, the S6 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the cumulative grades that must be attained by the end of S6, in addition to meeting any mandatory subject and non-academic requirements. All degree programmes allow applicants to “double count” Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject when calculating cumulative grades. A Grade B in an Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade A at Higher Level and a Grade C at Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade B at Higher Level. All degree programmes require grades in a minimum of four different subjects.

Advanced Highers

Advanced Highers are a qualification of increased importance to the University, which recognises that applicants with these qualifications find the transition to university easier and perform better in their university exams. Many of our degrees specify Advanced Highers as part of the S6 Entry Requirements.

If a school is unable to offer specific Advanced Higher subjects applicants will be made bespoke offers which will normally require the applicant to attain additional relevant Highers in S6.

Adjusted Entry Requirements

We adjust the Standard Academic Entry Requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes. Criteria for eligibility include attending a Scottish target secondary school, living in a priority Scottish postcode area, current or previous experience of living in care or estrangement from family support.

For more information about your eligibility and our pre-entry programmes see: Access Glasgow.


International Relations and joint degrees that include International Relations may require higher entry grades due to high demand for the subject.


International

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 38 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: HL6 English and a Humanities subject at HL6/SL6

    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Economics must have a minimum of SL4 Mathematics or Mathematic Studies.
     
    Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes. 

About International Baccalaureate entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


International Baccalureate qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.

European qualifications

International Relations and joint degrees that include International Relations may require higher entry grades due to high demand for the subject.


BSc

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Mathematics A-level at Grade A. Applicants to Mathematics combinations are strongly advised to take Further Mathematics to aid university preparation, but this will not affect an offer. We accept Mathematics and Further Mathematics as two different subjects.

About A-level entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


Accepted Science subjects

Accepted Science subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Human Biology
  • Lifeskills Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

A-Level qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.


Highers

  • S5 standard entry requirements: AAAA/AAABB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • S5 minimum entry requirements: ABBB to be considered for S6 offer.
  • S6 standard entry requirements: AAAAAB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders.
  • Additional requirements: Highers in TWO Science subjects: entry from S5 requires Higher Mathematics at Grade A; entry from S6 requires a minimum of Grade B Higher Mathematics by the end of S5 and Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B. 

    Applicants to Computing Science combinations: Entry from S5 requires either Higher Mathematics at Grade A OR Higher Mathematics at Grade B PLUS Higher Computing at Grade A. Entry from S6 requires a minimum of Grade B Higher Mathematics by the end of S5. In addition, entry from S6 requires Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B or alternatively Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade C PLUS EITHER Computing Higher at Grade A or Computing Advanced Higher at Grade B.

    Applicants to Mathematics combinations: Entry from S5 requires Higher Mathematics at Grade A. Entry from S6 requires
    a minimum of Grade B Higher Mathematics by the end of S5 and Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes: see Access Glasgow

  • Adjusted S5 standard entry requirements: AABB/ABBBB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Adjusted S5 minimum entry requirements: No minimum at S5.
  • Adjusted S6 standard entry requirements: AABB/ABBBB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders. Considered for offer at BBBB.
  • Adjusted additional requirements: Highers in TWO Science subjects including Higher Mathematics at Grade B. Applicants with less than Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B must also successfully complete Maths in Summer School (including those taking Top-Up). 
     
    Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme or Summer School.

    Applicants to Computing Science combinations require either Higher Mathematics at Grade B or Higher Mathematics at Grade C PLUS Higher Computing at Grade B. 

    Applicants to Mathematics combinations require Higher Mathematics at Grade B. Applicants with less than Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B must also successfully complete Maths in Summer School (including those taking Top-Up).

About Higher entry requirements

SQA Highers

The S5 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades which, if attained in addition to successfully meeting mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests), will normally result in an offer being made. Students must achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5).

The S5 Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades which an applicant must have obtained by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5) in order for them to be considered for a conditional offer based on S6 results. Not all applicants who achieve the Minimum Academic Entry Requirements will be made an offer. This will depend on the number of applications we have received for a degree programme and the number of applicants who have met the Standard Academic Entry Requirements.

Where an applicant is made a conditional offer based on S6 results, the S6 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the cumulative grades that must be attained by the end of S6, in addition to meeting any mandatory subject and non-academic requirements. All degree programmes allow applicants to “double count” Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject when calculating cumulative grades. A Grade B in an Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade A at Higher Level and a Grade C at Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade B at Higher Level. All degree programmes require grades in a minimum of four different subjects.

Advanced Highers

Advanced Highers are a qualification of increased importance to the University, which recognises that applicants with these qualifications find the transition to university easier and perform better in their university exams. Many of our degrees specify Advanced Highers as part of the S6 Entry Requirements.

If a school is unable to offer specific Advanced Higher subjects applicants will be made bespoke offers which will normally require the applicant to attain additional relevant Highers in S6.

Adjusted Entry Requirements

We adjust the Standard Academic Entry Requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes. Criteria for eligibility include attending a Scottish target secondary school, living in a priority Scottish postcode area, current or previous experience of living in care or estrangement from family support.

For more information about your eligibility and our pre-entry programmes see: Access Glasgow.


Accepted Science subjects

Accepted Science subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Human Biology
  • Lifeskills Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

International

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants to Mathematics combinations require inimum of TWO relevant Science subjects at HL: SL6 will be considered for one; including Mathematics at HL6 or SL6.
     
    Applicants to Computing Science combinations require Mathematics at HL6 or Mathematics at HL5/SL5 plus Computing at HL6.

About International Baccalaureate entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


International Baccalureate qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.

European qualifications

Accepted Science subjects

Accepted Science subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Human Biology
  • Lifeskills Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

LLB

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAA guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: Applicants must meet Standard entry requirements.
  • Additional requirements: A-level English or GCSE English Literature & Language at Grade A (or Grade 7 or above).
     
    LNAT at cut-off score or better (see note below).

About A-level entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


Note: LNAT

All applicants to LLB degrees (with the exception of the Accelerated LLB) are required to take the Law National Aptitude Test by 20 January 2020. The LNAT is run by a consortium of UK universities and comprises an on-screen test made up of multiple-choice questions (95 minutes) and essay questions (40 minutes). It is designed to assess verbal reasoning skills and command of written English. The LNAT score together with the STANDARD and ADDITIONAL Entry Requirements will be used to select applicants for offer. The LNAT score cut-off points vary from year to year. Information on how to sit the test can be found at: lnat.ac.uk

A-Level qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.


Highers

  • S5 standard entry requirements: AAAAA guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • S5 minimum entry requirements: AAABB to be considered for S6 offer.
  • S6 standard entry requirements: AAAA and Advanced Highers at BB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders.
  • Additional requirements: Higher English.
     
    LNAT at cut-off score or better (see note below).
     
    Applicants with conditional offers based on S6 results are encouraged to study Advanced Highers in Arts or Social Science subjects.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes: see Access Glasgow

  • Adjusted S5 standard entry requirements: AAABB/ABBBBB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Adjusted S5 minimum entry requirements: No minimum at S5.
  • Adjusted S6 standard entry requirements: AAABB/ABBBBB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders. Considered for offer at BBBBB.
  • Adjusted additional requirements: Higher English at Grade B. 
     
    LNAT at cut-off score or better (see note below).
     
    Successful completion and grades in the Reach Programme.

About Higher entry requirements

SQA Highers

The S5 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades which, if attained in addition to successfully meeting mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests), will normally result in an offer being made. Students must achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5).

The S5 Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades which an applicant must have obtained by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5) in order for them to be considered for a conditional offer based on S6 results. Not all applicants who achieve the Minimum Academic Entry Requirements will be made an offer. This will depend on the number of applications we have received for a degree programme and the number of applicants who have met the Standard Academic Entry Requirements.

Where an applicant is made a conditional offer based on S6 results, the S6 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the cumulative grades that must be attained by the end of S6, in addition to meeting any mandatory subject and non-academic requirements. All degree programmes allow applicants to “double count” Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject when calculating cumulative grades. A Grade B in an Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade A at Higher Level and a Grade C at Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade B at Higher Level. All degree programmes require grades in a minimum of four different subjects.

Advanced Highers

Advanced Highers are a qualification of increased importance to the University, which recognises that applicants with these qualifications find the transition to university easier and perform better in their university exams. Many of our degrees specify Advanced Highers as part of the S6 Entry Requirements.

If a school is unable to offer specific Advanced Higher subjects applicants will be made bespoke offers which will normally require the applicant to attain additional relevant Highers in S6.

Adjusted Entry Requirements

We adjust the Standard Academic Entry Requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes. Criteria for eligibility include attending a Scottish target secondary school, living in a priority Scottish postcode area, current or previous experience of living in care or estrangement from family support.

For more information about your eligibility and our pre-entry programmes see: Access Glasgow.


Note: LNAT

All applicants to LLB degrees (with the exception of the Accelerated LLB) are required to take the Law National Aptitude Test by 20 January 2020. The LNAT is run by a consortium of UK universities and comprises an on-screen test made up of multiple-choice questions (95 minutes) and essay questions (40 minutes). It is designed to assess verbal reasoning skills and command of written English. The LNAT score together with the STANDARD and ADDITIONAL Entry Requirements will be used to select applicants for offer. The LNAT score cut-off points vary from year to year. Information on how to sit the test can be found at: lnat.ac.uk


International

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 38 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: English at HL6.
     
    LNAT at cut-off score or better (see note below).

About International Baccalaureate entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


International Baccalureate qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.

Note: LNAT

All applicants to LLB degrees (with the exception of the Accelerated LLB) are required to take the Law National Aptitude Test by 20 January 2020. The LNAT is run by a consortium of UK universities and comprises an on-screen test made up of multiple-choice questions (95 minutes) and essay questions (40 minutes). It is designed to assess verbal reasoning skills and command of written English. The LNAT score together with the STANDARD and ADDITIONAL Entry Requirements will be used to select applicants for offer. The LNAT score cut-off points vary from year to year. Information on how to sit the test can be found at: lnat.ac.uk


MA

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

About A-level entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


A-Level qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.


Highers

  • S5 standard entry requirements: AAAA/AAABB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • S5 minimum entry requirements: ABBB to be considered for S6 offer.
  • S6 standard entry requirements: AAAAAB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders.
  • Additional requirements: Higher English at Grade A or B and a Higher Humanities or Language subject at Grade A or B. Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Mathematics, Statistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes: see Access Glasgow

  • Adjusted S5 standard entry requirements: AABB/ABBBB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Adjusted S5 minimum entry requirements: No minimum at S5.
  • Adjusted S6 standard entry requirements: AABB/ABBBB cumulative grade requirement for S6 offer holders. Considered for offer at BBBB.
  • Adjusted additional requirements: Higher English at Grade B and a Higher Humanities or Language subject at Grade B. Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

    Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme or Summer School.

About Higher entry requirements

SQA Highers

The S5 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades which, if attained in addition to successfully meeting mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests), will normally result in an offer being made. Students must achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5).

The S5 Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades which an applicant must have obtained by the end of S5 (cumulative S4 and S5) in order for them to be considered for a conditional offer based on S6 results. Not all applicants who achieve the Minimum Academic Entry Requirements will be made an offer. This will depend on the number of applications we have received for a degree programme and the number of applicants who have met the Standard Academic Entry Requirements.

Where an applicant is made a conditional offer based on S6 results, the S6 Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the cumulative grades that must be attained by the end of S6, in addition to meeting any mandatory subject and non-academic requirements. All degree programmes allow applicants to “double count” Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject when calculating cumulative grades. A Grade B in an Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade A at Higher Level and a Grade C at Advanced Higher will be regarded as another Grade B at Higher Level. All degree programmes require grades in a minimum of four different subjects.

Advanced Highers

Advanced Highers are a qualification of increased importance to the University, which recognises that applicants with these qualifications find the transition to university easier and perform better in their university exams. Many of our degrees specify Advanced Highers as part of the S6 Entry Requirements.

If a school is unable to offer specific Advanced Higher subjects applicants will be made bespoke offers which will normally require the applicant to attain additional relevant Highers in S6.

Adjusted Entry Requirements

We adjust the Standard Academic Entry Requirements for eligible applicants who complete one of our widening participation pre-entry programmes. Criteria for eligibility include attending a Scottish target secondary school, living in a priority Scottish postcode area, current or previous experience of living in care or estrangement from family support.

For more information about your eligibility and our pre-entry programmes see: Access Glasgow.



International

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Three HL subjects including English AND a Humanities or Language subject (SL6 will be considered for ONE). Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

About International Baccalaureate entry requirements

The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades at which any possible offer would be made. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).

The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements represent the minimum grades that the University will accept for entry to the degree programme. Students must also meet mandatory subject requirements and any non-academic entry requirements (interviews, auditions, aptitude tests).


International Baccalureate qualifications must be achieved at the first attempt.

European qualifications


Glasgow International College

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation certificates.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

English language requirements

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:

  • ibTOEFL*: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20; Listening: 19; Speaking: 19; Writing: 23
  • 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 (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • IGCSE: English as a First Language (0500/0522): C in Reading and Writing, plus 1 in Listening, 2 in Speaking, where applicable. All four components (listening, writing, speaking, reading) must be examined and detailed on results slip
  • IGCSE: English as a Second Language (0510/0511): A in Reading and Writing, plus A in Listening, 2/B in Speaking, where applicable. All four components (listening, writing, speaking, reading) must be examined and detailed on results slip
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses
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:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's School of Modern Languages and Cultures 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: Elaine.Shortt@glasgow.ac.uk

If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:


Visa requirements and proof of English language level

It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements.

For further information about English language, please see School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study.


Career prospects

All Business and Management students have the opportunity to take the ILM accredited Professional Skills Programme, which is designed to improve your professional skills, prepare you for work and to develop the attributes you need to excel in your career.

Recent graduates have gone on to a vast array of jobs in public and private sectors as consultants, managers, market researchers, analysts, financial advisers, civil servants and project executives.  Some of the employers that have recruited our graduates in the recent past are Arnold Clark, BDO, Deloitte, FDM Group, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PWC and Scottish Enterprise.

Accreditation

The Adam Smith Business School has specialised international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Our teaching provision is also accredited by the Association of Business Schools and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). We have also been awarded accreditation under the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The triple-crown accreditation puts us in the top league of international business schools.

Students can take an elective route in Human Resource Management (HRM) on the MA in Business and Management, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This is the ‘gold standard’ for the profession and provides students with a real competitive advantage if they want to pursue a career in HRM.

Degrees and UCAS codes

When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:

MA(SocSci) (Hons)

  • Business & Management: N200
  • Business & Management/Archaeology: NV24
  • Business & Management/Business Economics: LNC2
  • Business & Management/Classics: NQF8
  • Business & Management/Computing Science: GN42
  • Business & Management/Economic & Social History: NV23
  • Business & Management/Economics: LN12
  • Business & Management/Geography: LN72
  • Business & Management/History: NV21
  • Business & Management/Mathematics: GND2
  • Business & Management/Philosophy: NV25
  • Business & Management/Politics: LN22
  • Business & Management/Psychology: CN82
    Applicants must meet the Psychology requirements
  • Business & Management/Scottish History: NVF2
  • Business & Management/Social & Public Policy: LN42
  • Business & Management/Sociology: LN62

BSc (Hons)

  • Business & Management/Computing Science: NG24
  • Business & Management/Mathematics: NG21

LLB (Hons)

  • Business & Management/Common Law: MN19
  • Business & Management/Scots Law: MN12

MA (Hons)

  • Business & Management/Archaeology: NVF4
  • Business & Management/Celtic Civilisation: QN15
  • Business & Management/Celtic Studies: NQ25
  • Business & Management/Classics: NQ28
  • Business & Management/Comparative Literature: QN22
  • Business & Management/Digital Media & Information Studies: GN52
  • Business & Management/English Literature: QN32
  • Business & Management/French: NR21
  • Business & Management/Gaelic: QN52
  • Business & Management/German: NR22
  • Business & Management/History: NVF1
  • Business & Management/History of Art: NVF3
  • Business & Management/Italian: NR23
  • Business & Management/Latin: NQ26
  • Business & Management/Music: NW23
  • Business & Management/Philosophy: NVF5
  • Business & Management/Portuguese: 9K7B
  • Business & Management/Russian: NR27
  • Business & Management/Scottish History: NVG1
  • Business & Management/Scottish Literature: NQ22
  • Business & Management/Spanish: N1R4
  • Business & Management/Theology & Religious Studies: VN61

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

Scholarships

The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That's why we've invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

Trendhim Scholarship

Do you dream of working in marketing, fashion, sales, IT, trade, or management? Then we'd like to help you. We've created the Trendhim Scholarship, and so each year we support one or more students with the amount of €2.000.

The purpose of the Scholarship

Trendhim is a company that has always supported young talent. We believe that encouraging students and their dreams is key to the future development of e-commerce, and we are excited to inspire up-and-coming stars.

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RUK Access Bursary 2019 Entry

The bursary supports talented students who might not be able to take a place at University for reasons of financial hardship and  available to new entrant full-time undergraduate students of the University of Glasgow who are fully registered for Session 2019-20 as being domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and paying annual tuition fees of £9,250 per annum.

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RUK Excellence Scholarship 2019

The RUK Excellence Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study will be awarded to first degree entrants who have attained AAA or better in one sitting at A Level (or equivalent). 

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James McCune Smith Scholarship

The University of Glasgow has 30 undergraduate scholarships available for students of African/African-Caribbean backgrounds. The scholarship supports students who could face financial difficulties taking up their place to study at the University. The value of the scholarship is £2,000, paid in instalments for one year of undergraduate study.

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Beaconhouse Schools

The University of Glasgow offer a 15% discount on the first year of tuition fee to students from Beaconhouse Schools and who enrol on an undergraduate programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount does not apply to Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry programmes.

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The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

How to apply

If you’re seeking full-time study you must apply through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). International students may also apply via The Common Application – however, if applying to more than one UK university, we recommend using UCAS.

Application deadlines

The deadlines for applications to Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry is 15 October each year. The deadline for applications to all other degree programmes is 15 January each year (UCAS only). Students residing in the UK/EU should apply by the 15 January and International students should apply by the 30 June on the year of entry.

The University of Glasgow does not usually accept any applications after these deadlines. It is the applicants' responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

  • 15 October: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 15 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website)
  • 30 June: international (non-EU) students.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

Apply on commonapp.org (international students only)

Tuition Fee Status

Tuition fee status is determined by nationality and country of ordinary residence.

If you are a UK/EU citizen living outside the EU for over three years, it is likely that you will have to pay the international fee.

If you are unsure of your fee status, it is strongly advised that you apply by the 15 January deadline and submit a Fee Status Enquiry form as soon as possible.

UCAS tariff points

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

How soon will I receive a decision?

We will usually respond before the end of March.

If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

Will I be interviewed?

An interview will be part of the selection process for: Community Development, Dentistry, History of Art & Art-world Practice, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into Year 2 in any subject.

Is deferred entry available?

For Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.

University Transfers

Transfers from another University to the University of Glasgow will only be considered under the following circumstances:

  1. The applicant has a genuine personal circumstance (illness, bereavement or other family situation) which requires the student to move back to their home town to be closer to family; AND
  2. The applicant would have met the University of Glasgow entrance requirements at the time he/she went to the other institution. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted if he/she was marginally below the University of Glasgow entrance requirements, and they have performed above average at the other institution.

Widening participation

We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds to study at Glasgow. See our range of widening access pre-entry programmes at Widening Participation.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

Apply on commonapp.org (international students only)

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Students in professional or managerial jobs

Data published by Unistats, March 2019.
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