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International Year Two in Built Environment

Prepare for direct entry to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree in a range of specialist subjects at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (9 - 10 months)
Start dates: September, October
Fees: From £12,995
Academic requirements:

A recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
Award:

Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 8) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
  • Integrated (3 years, combines an undergraduate degree with the pathway programme)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

A recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students in IT lab.

Building Surveying is an extremely varied profession, with opportunities for careers in:

  • construction technology
  • design and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • building pathology and performance
  • conservation, sustainability and regulation

At GCU the emphasis is firmly on practical experience, including site visits and live project work.

No other Scottish institution offers the six-month industry placement at the beginning of third year, and industry experts regularly provide guest lectures.

Honours graduates can begin working to gain full membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises
Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
15 October 2018 16 August 2019 4 Terms £19,150

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students in IT lab.

Building Surveying is an extremely varied profession, with opportunities for careers in:

  • construction technology
  • design and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • building pathology and performance
  • conservation, sustainability and regulation

At GCU the emphasis is firmly on practical experience, including site visits and live project work.

No other Scottish institution offers the six-month industry placement at the beginning of third year, and industry experts regularly provide guest lectures.

Honours graduates can begin working to gain full membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

A recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students in IT lab.

Building Surveying is an extremely varied profession, with opportunities for careers in:

  • construction technology
  • design and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • building pathology and performance
  • conservation, sustainability and regulation

At GCU the emphasis is firmly on practical experience, including site visits and live project work.

No other Scottish institution offers the six-month industry placement at the beginning of third year, and industry experts regularly provide guest lectures.

Honours graduates can begin working to gain full membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
15 October 2018 16 August 2019 4 Terms £19,150

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students in IT lab.

Building Surveying is an extremely varied profession, with opportunities for careers in:

  • construction technology
  • design and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • building pathology and performance
  • conservation, sustainability and regulation

At GCU the emphasis is firmly on practical experience, including site visits and live project work.

No other Scottish institution offers the six-month industry placement at the beginning of third year, and industry experts regularly provide guest lectures.

Honours graduates can begin working to gain full membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises
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