INTO GCU student in the Saltire Centre

More about Glasgow Caledonian University

Why study at GCU?

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has one of the most modern and student-focused campuses in the UK. It has a community of 17,000 students and is one of the largest universities in Scotland. The University prides itself on its facilities and providing an outstanding student experience.

It’s the first University in Scotland to be awarded ‘Changemaker Campus’ status by Ashoka U. Through innovative research, teaching and collaborations, GCU changes lives. It’s a University dedicated to developing education and helping people worldwide. And you can be a part of it.

You’ll be studying on an international campus. The student community brings together people from over 100 countries. You’ll benefit from the University’s partnerships across the globe, including China, India, North and South America, Bangladesh and Oman. It has campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.

Preparing for your future

GCU’s degree programmes are career-focused. Whatever job you want to do in the future, a degree from GCU can help you get there. Over 95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation. Most degrees contain an element of work experience, so you’ll gain unique insight into the industry and make contacts for the future.

A degree from GCU is well regarded and respected worldwide, so you’re in good company. GCU’s programmes are supported by major global brands such as Santander, FMC Technologies and Marks & Spencer. The MSc in Risk Management was described as ‘a beacon of expertise’ by Steve Fowler, Chief Executive of the Institute of Risk Management.

"This has prepared me to be more independent in my future career. What I have gained is not only academic knowledge, but life skills which I can take with me for the rest of my life no matter where I am, or what I do." Zhang from China

Study in the heart of Glasgow

The location of the University campus is perfect for students. With the city centre just a five-minute walk away from campus, you’ll get all the excitement of living in a busy cosmopolitan city. Glasgow embraces international students and has a large student community, so you’ll be made to feel right at home.

Love sports? With over 50 sports clubs to join, you’re sure to find the right one for you. You’ll have access to the Arc Sports Centre, with two gyms providing cardio and weightlifting equipment. And you’ll be able to take part in fitness classes like yoga and boxercise.

If you want to play a game of badminton or basketball with friends, you can hire one of the Arc’s two sports halls. Or, enjoy a game of tennis, football or volleyball in the brand new outdoor activity area.