University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

Overview

The University of Glasgow was founded by papal order in 1451, making it the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the four ancient universities in Scotland. It’s a member of the Russell Group and has more than 35,000 students including international students from over 140 countries.

It’s one of the top 100 universities in the world according to both the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education rankings. It’s also in the top 20 UK universities according to the Complete University Guide, The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 81% of the research achievements were rated as "internationally excellent", putting it in the UK’s top ten universities.

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Employability

The University of Glasgow places within the top 20 in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for the employability of its graduates as ranked by recruiters from the UK's major companies. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 95.9% of its graduates are in employment or further study within a year of graduation. Its Careers Services include an exclusive Internship Hub that facilities over 350 internship opportunities each year, as well as a Student Job Hub for part-time work. There are Careers Masterclasses delivered weekly during term time to help students with planning and applications as well as Career Accelerator courses.

Ranking

73rd

by QS

92nd

by THE

12nd

by GUARDIAN