University of Glasgow
Glasgow Marshall Scholarships
This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Glasgow and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Glasgow Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Glasgow.
The following information has been provided by the University of Glasgow:
You can achieve a lot in 550 years.
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1451, we've spent the last half-millennium earning an international reputation for research innovation, making connections with experts in global business, and inspiring the talents of forward thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. Building on such vast experience, it's no surprise that Glasgow is in the top 1% of the world's universities today (Times Higher World Rankings).
Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for research, and a member of the elite Russell Group of 20 major research universities, the University of Glasgow provides an education that inspires respect from employers and satisfaction from our students.
In the 2008 RAE:
- Glasgow submitted research to 48 out of a possible 67 Units of Assessment.
- 33 subject areas have the majority of their profile classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. These areas cover over 75% of submitted staff.
- All subject areas in which the University made a submission are producing research that has been rated internationally excellent.
Every year we welcome more than 4,500 graduate students from Iceland to India, from Cardiff to Korea and from London to Los Angeles. Finding community within diversity, our students come from more than 120 countries around the globe to build friendships and networks that last a lifetime. These are just a few of the reasons why we have been named Scottish University of the Year (Sunday Times 2007-8) - and why we're sure the next 550 years will be even better.
For more information: www.gla.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 141 330 4515
Postgraduate Admissions Office
University of Glasgow
1 The Square
Glasgow G12 8QQ
University of Glasgow facts and figures:
- Established in 1451.
- Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (Times Higher World Rankings 2007).
- Rated second in the UK for international student support (Times Higher Education Supplement 2007-8).
- An annual research contract income in the top 10 of UK universities.
- £152m invested in new facilities since 2001. £300m planned for investment by 2010.
- One of the best academic libraries in Europe with more than 2 million books on 12 floors.
- Founder member of Universitas 21, an international group of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for Higher Education.
- The best campus in Scotland (Times Higher Education Supplement 2007-8).
- A Business School ranked in the top 10% in the world and with both American and European accreditation.
- One of the largest Medical Schools in Europe, housing over 350 researchers at the forefront of interventions and discovery.
- A Department of Economics ranked in the top 5% in the world.
- The oldest Engineering department in the UK.
- Only the third European School of Veterinary Medicine to achieve approved status from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- One of the largest science clusters in Europe leading the way in ultramodern disciplines like bioelectronics, cell signalling, nanotechnology and optoelectronics.
- Awarded £2m in the latest round of research grants awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council - significantly more than that of any other higher education institution in the UK.
- More than 15,000 undergraduate, 4,500 postgraduate students and 4,000 adult learners.
- Rated third in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Supplement 2007-8).
- Scottish University of the Year (Sunday Times 2007-8).
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For the University of Glasgow website please visit: http://www.glasgow.ac.uk
Winners of Glasgow Marshall Scholarship2011Cynthia Thickpenny
US University: University of California - Santa Cruz
A California native, Cynthia Thickpenny graduated summa cum laude from
the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in History, Highest Honors in the major, and Phi Beta Kappa. She focused her undergraduate
research on the Picts, an early medieval Celtic people of what is now
Scotland, and her senior thesis received a Humanities Undergraduate
Research Award. Cynthia pursues her chosen field with the passionate
conviction that the Middle Ages was one of the most vibrant and dynamic
eras in human history. Next year, she will attend the University of
Glasgow's MLitt in Medieval Scottish Studies.