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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) offers a vibrant environment for learning, teaching and research in the heart of Glasgow city centre. GCU delivers career-focused programmes, world class research and award winning student support.


Schools & focus

GCU has three schools, representing its core strengths and areas of academic excellence:

“GCU has an excellent track record and it’s not resting on its laurels. This is a university really going places.”

Lena Wilson, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise

Our academic schools offer a wide range of high quality programmes, professional training courses, research opportunities and consultancy services.

 Highlights include:

  • 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
  • Wide range of industry-accredited courses
  • Major provider of health, social care and life sciences graduates for the NHS

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Fees & entry requirements

GCU offers guaranteed scholarships for all self-funding students to help with the cost of tuition fees.

International and EU student tuition fees


'Rest of UK' student tuition fees

  • GCU students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be charged £7,000.
  • Honours degrees have a maximum fee level of £21,000.
  • Students with suitable A levels are encouraged to enter in year two.
  • GCU will fully discount a year's tuition for those students who study a four year programme.


Scottish students

Scottish students do not pay tuition fees, but have to apply each year through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

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Scholarships

GCU offers guaranteed scholarships for all self-funding students. Our scholarship options range from merit based scholarships to the Principal's Common Good Scholarship which covers tuition fees in full for talented students from low income backgrounds who are first in their families to go to university.

The Moffat Scholarship Awards, supported by the Moffat Charitable Trust, is the largest scholarship fund in the EU. The Moffat Scholarship benefits students wishing to pursue a career in the travel, tourism or events management industries.  

GCU students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland also have access to scholarships for RUK students.

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International partnerships

GCU has teaching and research partnerships with leading institutions around the world including in China, India, North and South America, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Oman, Bangladesh, New York and more. In addition, GCU is a member of the prestigious international Santander Universities Network. Each of these partnerships offers GCU students and staff opportunities to enrich their academic and cultural experience as well as share research and develop innovative joint programmes.

GCU provides high-quality, award-winning training and development partnerships to companies in the health, tourism and engineering fields and has been accepted to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education after demonstrating its commitment to placing social responsibility, ethics and sustainability at the forefront of its teaching.

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Research strengths

The University has a long tradition of conducting research that is economically and socially relevant. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), more than three quarters of the research submitted by the University was judged to be of international quality. RAE ranked the GCU’s research in rehabilitative health sciences top in the UK and its research in the built environment in the top 20 in the UK.

These outstanding performances are backed by international research profiles, including world-class outputs, across a spectrum of subjects in education, history, public policy and media and communications, biomedical sciences, vision sciences and high voltage engineering.

As part of a drive to build on its strengths and meet the research challenges of the coming decades, GCU has invested in its award-winning graduate school and has additionally established cross-disciplinary research institutes focusing on applied health research and society and social justice research to bring together the research excellence of individuals and groups across the University.

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Employability

Employers know they can recruit GCU graduates with confidence. That's why the overwhelming majority of our students find work or further study within six months of graduating.

At GCU we offer career-focused courses, practical work placements, and employability skills development. Our aim is to make you even more attractive to future employers.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, our teaching and learning facilities - including a virtual hospital and eye clinic - are some of the most innovative in the UK.

This close tie-in and evolving way of thinking ensures GCU candidates are equipped for industry.

GCU London’s programmes are underpinned by industry support from market leaders including Santander, Morgan Stanley, AllSaints, and Marks & Spencer. 

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Contact us

Schools & Colleges Liaison Team 
T: +44 (0)141 331 8681
F: +44 (0)141 331 8676
E: studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk

Undergraduate Admissions
T: +44 (0)141 331 3334
F: +44 (0)141 331 8676
E: undergraduate@gcu.ac.uk

Postgraduate Admissions
T: +44 (0)141 331 8640
F: +44 (0)141 331 8676
E: postgraduate@gcu.ac.uk

International Office 
T: +44 141 331 8675
F: +44 141 331 8676
E: international@gcal.ac.uk (general enquiries)

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Key facts & figures

  • Number 1: The rank given to our award-winning student support. GCU facilities such as the Base have helped us win ‘No. 1 for student support’ and overseas student support awards from Times Higher Education.
  • 6 months: The period after graduation in which the vast majority of our graduates find work or further study. With innovative, specialist courses, our lecturers have good industry contacts to help our students find placements and future career opportunities within 6 months of graduation.
  • 2014. The year that GCU’s main location Glasgow is host to the Commonwealth Games. Glasgow is perfect for students. It has a vibrant live music and arts scene, jumping nightlife, accessible sports facilities, spacious city parks and much more. And it is all within easy access of Scotland’s spectacular scenery and world-renowned festivals.
  • Top 10: The placement our research earned us in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise. Recognised for our work in rehabilitation sciences, GCU was placed top in the UK and our research in construction and the built environment was rated best in Scotland.
  • 22 countries: The number of countries in Europe that GCU students can visit as part of a student exchange opportunity. And exchanges are not just restricted to Europe. We offer placements and exchanges around the world to help our students to sample another country and learn a new language.

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Contact Info

Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 0BA

T: +44 (0)141 331 3000
F: +44 (0)141 331 3005

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Contact Info

Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 0BA

T: +44 (0)141 331 3000
F: +44 (0)141 331 3005

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