Why Work in Glasgow?


Thinking of working as a Doctor in Glasgow? We have put together a guide with all the information you need to see why Glasgow might be might be an ideal city in which to pursue your medical career.


A Medical degree is essential to work as a Doctor across the UK and Ireland. Medical courses entail theory learning but also the opportunity to gain practical experience in community settings and hospitals. There is only one university in Glasgow where a medical degree can be obtained.

Placement Settings

There is a wide range of settings within the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde area including: Hospitals, Maternity Hospitals, Cancer and Mental Health Centres. We can place you in a role that suits your specialty or your location of living.

View all the Hospitals in the Glasgow & Greater Clyde Board and read more about their services here.

Cost of Living

Between the major cities within Scotland, the average costs of living in Glasgow amount to less than Edinburgh, which makes it a more affordable location for your Medical career.

  • Rent: From £650-950 approximately for 1 bed apartment if located in city centre
  • 1L of milk: £0.95
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.02
  • One-way public transport ticket: £2.00-£4.00

In some cases, subsidised accommodation can be provided by Direct Medics. More information can be provided when speaking to our Recruitment Team upon registration.


Glasgow holds a lot of history and there are great areas to be seen both in and outside the city.

  • Glasgow City Centre: The heart of the city is home to must-see spots in Glasgow such as Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow Green, Clydeside Distillery, George Square and the Glasgow Cathedral. The Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour is a great way to visit these sights.
  • Escape the city: Take yourself away from the busy city centre and pay a visit to the Trossachs, take a boat trip down Loch Lomond, or learn all about the royal history of Stirling Castle.

If you are interested in learning more about the Medical roles available in Glasgow, visit our jobs board or contact our Recruitment Team on 0800 052 32 85.