University Of Glasgow Postgraduate

University Of Glasgow Postgraduate



Join our postgraduate community and you will:

  • be taught by academics who are leading experts in their disciplines
  • benefit from our vast information resources and state-of-the-art equipment. For example, Glasgow boasts one of the largest university libraries in the UK with over 800 student PCs and extremely convenient opening hours – open 361 days of the year from 07:15-02:00
  • discover a way of learning that develops your critical thinking, analytical abilities and curiosity

Studying at Glasgow

  • Over 5,000 students are currently registered for taught degrees
  • The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
  • A postgraduate degree can provide you with a platform for further research or enable you to develop high-level skills and advanced knowledge to further your career

University Of Glasgow Postgraduate

There are two types of postgraduate degree at the University of Glasgow

Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate Taught refers to taught degrees with a set amount of contact time with the course providers. This takes the form of seminars, tutorials and lectures.

Taught programmes can lead to the award of:

  • Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
  • Masters degrees

Duration of study

  • Taught Masters degrees usually last for one year (full-time study) and the final assessment is often based on the submission of a research-based dissertation.
  • Most Postgraduate Diplomas last for nine months full-time.
  • Postgraduate Certificates generally last for four to five months full-time.

Many Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes are available on a part-time basis.


Assessment of taught courses is by examination or coursework (or a combination of both) depending on the requirements of the programme of study.

The structure of Taught Masters programmes varies but progress through the different stages (e.g. from the taught courses to the dissertation stage) depends on satisfactory performance in assessment.