With a population of 750,000, Glasgow is the third largest city in the United Kingdom. A medieval city that has been characterized as the industrial capital of Scotland, Glasgow recently has transformed itself into a thriving city of culture and the arts. With over 50 parks, many world-class museums, beautiful botanical gardens, and an ancient cathedral that dates back to 1197, Glasgow combines the medieval tradition with modernism.
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a great research university rich in history and strong traditions. With more than 15,000 undergraduate students and eight faculties, the institution is thriving. Its location on the hills west of the city center gives the feeling of a suburban university in an urban setting. The main entrance to campus is just a five-minute walk from the Underground station.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
Glasgow Mark UM Grade
A = A
B = B+
C = B
D = C
E = F
F = F
G = F
ECTS credits X .5 =UM credits
Glasgow Module Credit X .25 = UM semester credits
Study abroad and exchange students attend classes with other British and international students and are assessed in the same manner. The most common form of teaching is formal lectures with supplementary group tutorials where discussion and group participation are encouraged. A significant proportion of teaching for Science and Engineering takes place in practical laboratory sessions. In upper level classes, lectures are often to smaller groups of students and in some departments are displaced by tutorials and seminars. You may find that they have very few contact hours and less assessment than you are used to at the University of Miami. It is important to note that higher education in the UK places a strong emphasis on independent study.
Students will be expected to submit essays and tutorial work throughout the period of study, in addition to covering the texts in the recommended reading lists that are given out at the start of the study period. Assessments submitted during the course of study will be marked and returned to you and your final assessment for the class will be based on all the work you have submitted
At least second semester sophomore standing and a minimum 3.0 GPA required.
Room and Board:
Glasgow’s variety of off-campus residence halls are within walking distance of five to thirty minutes from the main campus. Single or shared rooms with communal bathrooms, kitchens, and study rooms are available. Some halls have dining services, while others are self-catering where students prepare their own meals.
Fall: Mid-September to mid-December
Spring: Early January to late May