Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    Glasgow

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

    Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the second oldest university in Scotland, fourth oldest university in the UK, and ranked within the top 100 universities in the world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities along with Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Oxford, and King's College London. The University of Glasgow is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). You can take courses in business, Scottish culture and literature, pre-medicine, theater studies, social and political science, cultural studies and languages, geography, arts and media, and computer science. When you are not in class, you can stretch your legs at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park or Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park nearby.

  • Term

    Academic Year 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Aug, 2020 - Late May, 2021

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    May 01, 2020

  • Credit

    120 Host University Units

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $43,750

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Program Description

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from more than 120 countries worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities. There are over 60 subject areas to choose courses from!

All courses are taught by local university professors at the University of Glasgow. You will take classes alongside British and other international students on a traditional, U.S.-style campus, located in the west end of Glasgow. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Washington Accord (WA), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), some popular subjects include Business, History, Political Science, Cultural Studies, Engineering, Geography, and Pre-Medicine.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All applicants must have at least sophomore standing (second-year) at their home university.
  • All applicants are required to submit an official transcript, an academic letter of recommendation, and a personal statement along with the application.
  • All students participating in an academic year program will be required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa for an additional cost.
  • Students wishing to participate in the Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Program must have a 3.4 GPA and junior standing (third year) at their home university.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Host University Units

120

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

30

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

45

Academic Information

Sample Courses

  • The courses listed below are NOT the final courses offered for Fall 2019/Spring 2020.
  • The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses that may be available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. 

Course Credit

  • You are expected to take the full course load for your period of study at UoG, which for a single semester student is equivalent to 15 US credits or 60 Scotcat SCQF units.
  • UoG courses are offered at various credit levels from 10 to 40.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • Credit transfer and credits earned are ultimately determined by the student's home university.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below and in the University of Glasgow course catalog.
  • Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Glasgow's level classifications of a 1, 2, 3 or 4 level, which correspond with the four year undergraduate degree cycle.
  • Courses classified as level 3 and level 4 are recommended as upper division.
  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Course Selection

  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations. 

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from the University of Glasgow will reflect ECTS and SCQF credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

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Additional Course Options to the Sampling Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
Business School
Economics
Economics 2B
ECON2002
20 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
Health Economics
ECON4052
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
Labour Economics
ECON4054
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
Public Economics
ECON4045
15 Scotcat Credits
Management
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
International Summer School
Accounting and Finance
15 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Finance 2
ACCFIN2002
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
School of Chemistry
Chemistry
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
40 SCQF Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
School of Computing Science
Computing Science
10 Scotcat Credits
Algorithmics
COMPSCI4003
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
School of Culture and Creative Arts
Film and Television Studies
20 Scotcat Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
History of Art
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Theatre Studies
20 Scotcat Credits
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences
Digital Geoscience
EARTH4050
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
Micropalaeontology
EARTH4018
10 Scotcat Credits
Orogens And Basins
EARTH4020
10 Scotcat Credits
Structural Geology
EARTH4025
10 Scotcat Credits
Geography
10 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
School of Humanities
Archaeology
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Arts and Media Informatics
20 Scotcat Credits
30 Scotcat Credits
Celtic Civilisation
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Early Gaelic Poetry
CELTCIV4005
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Philosophy
Aristotle
PHIL4002
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Metaphysics
PHIL4022
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Plato
PHIL4038
20 Scotcat Credits
20 SCQF Credits
School of Life Sciences
Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Microbiology 2
BIOL2017
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
10 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Comparative Literature
School of Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy
15 Scotcat Credits
Astronomy Skills 1
ASTRO4003P
15 Scotcat Credits
Astronomy Skills 2
ASTRO4004P
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
Cosmology
ASTRO4006
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
Galaxies
ASTRO4008
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
15 Scotcat Credits
Physics
Atomic Systems
PHYS4002
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 SCQF Credits
Medical Imaging
PHYS4013
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
Quantum Theory
PHYS4026
10 Scotcat Credits
School of Psychology
Psychology
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
10 Scotcat Credits
School of Social and Political Sciences
Economic and Social History
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Politics
American Politics
POLITIC4001
20 Scotcat Credits
Authoritarianism
POLITIC4149
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Communism
POLITIC4118
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Corruption
POLITIC4151
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Scottish Government
POLITIC4022
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Public Policy
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Sociology
20 Scotcat Credits
Drugs and Culture
SOCIO4068
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Sexualities
SOCIO4023
20 Scotcat Credits
20 Scotcat Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Brittany Lavornia

Program Manager, Scotland

GLASGOW TEAM

Mike Kurtyka

Resident Director, Scotland

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding. 

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorm

The Glasgow residence halls are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. They have shared kitchens on each floor; laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Edinburgh

In Scotland's second largest city, you will travel across the highland boundary fault and encounter Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest freshwater loch. From Loch Lomond, you will go further into the highlands crossing Rannoch Moor, on to Glen Coe, to Fort William, across the Caledonian Canal before reaching Loch Ness for your chance to see Nessie!

Highlands

The natural beauty of the highlands is evident from the beginning of your journey. Starting in Glasgow, you will travel across the highland boundary fault , encountering Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is Scotland's largest freshwater loch (i.e., Scottish for lake). From Loch Lomond, you will travel further into the highlands, crossing Rannoch Moor. Then, you will explore Glen Coe, the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, the Grampian Mountains, and the forest of Perthshire. After working up a healthy appetite, you will make a dinner stop at the Victorian era resort town, Pitlochry.

Stirling Castle

Stirling is affectionately called 'the Gateway to the Highlands.' You will explore the history behind the people of this proud region of Scotland, taking a guided tour of Stirling Castle and the city surrounding this strategic fortress. Today, Stirling is economically powered by a mixture of tourism, local government, higher education, retail, and financial services.

Isle of Skye

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