Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning higher education institution that aims to contribute to society in a way that goes beyond the traditional role of a university. The university offers high-quality programs and it has won awards for its support and commitment to creating a truly memorable student experience. It also promotes employability and global citizenship in its graduates and it leverages its intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities it serves in Scotland and internationally. GCU has a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds.

Top subjects at Glasgow Caledonian University include: Computer-Aid Mechanical Engineering, Computing, Construction Management, Electrical Power Engineering, Global Marketing, International Business, International Fashion Marketing, Optometry, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, and Real Estate. GCU is known for having more building and surveying graduates than anywhere else in the UK, the UK’s only Honours degree in Risk Management, innovative computer game development and multimedia courses, and a wide range of industry-accredited courses. It is also a major provider of health, social care and life sciences graduates for the NHS. The university is immersed in industry and the professions, with a wealth of career-focused programs and facilities designed to help students develop their skills and meet their future career goals. 


Why Glasgow Caledonian University

Campus life: GCU’s single-site campus has a very welcoming and supportive community of students and teachers from all over the world. There are 95 societies and sports clubs for students to share their interests and make new friends. 

Facilities: The eco-friendly campus has a modern learning environment filled with cutting-edge facilities, including a physiotherapy clinic, the Interprofessional Simulation Centre, the Vision Centre, and the Game Design Studio with 3D Laser Scanning and Motion Capture tools, 3D Animation and Virtual Reality labs, and an award-winning library that provides spaces for social learning as well as quiet study.

Location: GCU is located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city and one of the UK’s major cities for commerce, education and arts. Glasgow has been voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world and one of the top 5 safest cities in the world.

Strong industry links: The university has strong links to leading companies such as Morgan Stanley, PwC, Clyde Union Pumps, Santander, Babcock International, Jaguar and GEC to help students put their learning into practice and make connections for the future.

NOTE: This school may use UCAS as an external portal for application for some programs. A £20 (single application) or £25 (up to 5 applications) application fee may apply.