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University of Glasgow - Principia Consortium

Honors Program

Principia Consortium

The University of Wyoming Honors Program has joined the Principia Consortium to offer honors courses abroad at the University of Glasgow.  Students can fulfill Honors Program requirements while studying in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland known as a friendly and welcoming place with a vibrant cultural life.  The university, founded in 1451, is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world.

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Opportunities for Honors at Glasgow: 

  • Chance to study at an internationally recognized university  
  • Be a member of a unique “Honors at Glasgow” program  
  • Special cultural immersion events for Honors students both inside and outside the classroom  
  • Participate in service learning opportunities  
  • Meeting some of the 3,000 other international students from 24 countries around the world  
  • Meeting, becoming friends with Honors students from our consortium member institutions in the U.S.  
  • Travel in the U.K. and the European continent  
  • Living in a different but accessible culture  

Students take a specially designed interdisciplinary seminar on the Scottish Enlightenment:  Ideas and Influences.   The counts for a 3000- or 4000-level honors requirement.  Modeled on the Oxford tutorial method, the class meets for weekly lectures by experts in their fields and small-group tutorials. 

Students typically take two or three other classes.  Like UW, Glasgow is a comprehensive university, meaning that it will offer course work in almost any major offered here. The University of Glasgow Catalogue will give you an idea of the richness and the depth of the course offerings.  

Special science courses are designed to replicate American science and pre-med curricula. 

The University of Glasgow has both breadth and depth in most undergraduate majors. Science, pre-med, and pre-vet Honors students will have access to a sophisticated range of disciplines and courses. Fine and liberal arts majors as well as business will have an exciting variety of course options. All Honors at Glasgow students will have access to level 3 and some level 4 courses not usually available to other study abroad students. Studio art majors will attend the Glasgow School of Art. 

There is a Guide for American Honors students which can help you with your selection of course work.

So you want to know more . . .

International Student Support Services will help you with visa requirements, provide orientation services, give guidance once you have settled in, and even greet you at the airport when you arrive and see you safely to your residence.

Accommodations are an important part of your life in Glasgow, and the university provides a variety of options. 

Costs are typical of European institutions, and Principia participants have a 10% discount on tuition.  Tuition is £5250 per semester, 2011-2012.  Glasgow recommends at additional £4270 for accommodation, food, local travel, books, and entertainment for the semester.  University of Wyoming scholarships and other forms of financial aid will apply to these costs.

Glasgow is said to have the best music scene in Britain after London, at it has been voted the friendliest city in the UK. 

The University of Glasgow is one of the world’s top universities with a tradition of excellence dating back to 1451. Studying abroad at Glasgow offers you

  •          A beautiful campus setting within one of the world’s oldest universities
  •          Teaching and research of the highest quality
  •          A UNESCO city of music, renowned for the friendliness of its people
  •          One of the largest choices of student clubs and societies to join
  •          Guaranteed accommodation as a visiting student
  •          Global alumni network
  •          Outstanding career prospects

For further information, please review the Berry College information sheet


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