Top Universities in Scotland

There are 14 universities based in Scotland with the main campus areas in the major cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Paisley. These cities provide plenty of choices if you want to learn your subject north of the English border.

Some of these Scottish universities have also made it into the Times Higher Education Supplement Rankings which looks at all the universities in the world and provides rankings based on many criteria including student feedback.

Top Universities in Scotland 2017

From the Times Education Supplement published in October from the top 20 universities in the world Scotland has 5 of the main universities in the top 200 and their placings were as follows (with their worldwide ranking in brackets).

  • University of Edinburgh (World 27th)
  • University of Glasgow (World 88th)
  • St. Andrews (World 110th)
  • University of Dundee (World 180th)
  • University of Aberdeen (World 188th)

Complete A-Z Listing of Universities in Scotland

Here's the definitive list of all the 14 universities based in Scotland in alphabetical order with their contact details if you require further information.

  • University of Aberdeen
    Kings College, Regent Walk, ABERDEEN, AB24 3FX - tel: 01224 272 000
  • University of Abertay Dundee
    Kydd Building, Bell Street, DUNDEE, DD1 1HG - tel: 01382 308000
  • University of Dundee
    Nethergate, DUNDEE, DD1 4HN - tel: 01382 383 000
  • The University of Edinburgh
    Old College, South Bridge, EDINBURGH, EH8 9YL - tel: 0131 650 1000
  • Edinburgh Napier University
    New Craig, Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Road, EDINBURGH, EH10 5LG - tel: 08452 60 60 40
  • University of Glasgow
    Principal's Office, University Avenue, GLASGOW, G12 8QQ - tel: 0141 330 2000
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
    Britannia Building, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, GLASGOW, G4 0BA - tel: 0141 331 3000
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EDINBURGH, EH14 4AS - tel: 0131 449 5111
  • Queen Margaret University
    Queen Margaret University Drive, MUSSELBURGH, EH21 6UU - tel: 0131 474 0000
  • The Robert Gordon University
    Schoolhill, ABERDEEN, AB10 1FR - tel: 01224 262000
  • University of St Andrews
    Principal's Office, College Gate, North Street, ST ANDREWS, KY16 9AJ - tel: 01334 476161
  • University of Stirling
    University of Stirling, STIRLING, FK9 4LA - tel: 01786 473171
  • University of Strathclyde
    McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, GLASGOW, G1 1XQ - tel: 0141 552 4400
  • The University of the West of Scotland
    High Street, PAISLEY, PA1 2BE - tel: 0141 848 3000

Overview of Glasgow University

Here's a brief overview of Glasgow University.
Glasgow University Glasgow city map

The University of Glasgow is the 4th oldest in the English speaking world and founded in 1451. The main base is in the West End area on Gilmorehill, and the campus spreads around the city to accommodate subject areas such as dentistry, medicine, law and veterinary medicine.