University Study in the United Kingdom: University of Glasgow

University Study in the United Kingdom: University of Glasgow — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type University study program; take classes alongside British students
Program Level 3000 level courses
Courseload 15-18 credits per semester; 30-36 credits for an academic year




Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

Minimum courseload is 60 credit units per semester, equivalent to 15 University of Minnesota credits.  Most classes at Glasgow carry 10, 15 or 20 credits, meaning a typical semester schedule includes between 3 and 6 classes per semester. 

Note: Level 4 classes at Glasgow are only available to undergraduates with extensive background in that field.  While you may be allowed into Level 4 classes, you should have alternative selections.  Other academic information, as well as program dates, housing options, special classes, etc., can be found at Glasgow's main study abroad page

For summer courses, visit the University of Glasgow's International Summer School page. Apply through the LAC's Summer in Scotland program page. 

Major Advising Pages

Glasgow offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following majors and student populations:

Student Populations


Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be sent by email by the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Erica Qualheim for additional information.