As a student at Glasgow Caledonian University you will have an opportunity to gain not just a high-quality professional qualification but much more. Since 1875 to the present, at our heart is our mission ‘For the Common Good’ which can be found throughout our educational experience, at home and abroad; from our outreach work in inner city schools in our home city, to our Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh; the Caledonian College of Engineering in Oman, and our links with leading universities in China, India, the USA and South America. Committed to access and excellence, we equip our students with the skills to become global citizens and succeed in their careers in a global marketplace.
Glasgow Caledonian University is ideally situated in a country that has led the world with many discoveries and inventions, and whose inventive spirit is seen in our research community today. It is also based in a city that is known for its friendliness and culture that is very much present on our campus. Indeed Glasgow Caledonian University has been rated by our international students as the best for student experience in Scotland 4 years in a row in the i-Barometer. We were also rated Top in the world for the international living experience in 2011.
The university is based in the heart of the city so you can experience Glasgow as an Unesco City of Music; marvel at the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson; revel in the shopping; enjoy its parks and nightlife, or in a short time travel to the heart of the famous Scottish countryside to enjoy its splendours or to take part in more active pursuits.
The university has three academic Schools offering a wide range of subjects, with programmes which are professionally accredited and offer work placements.
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Glasgow School for Business and Society
School of Health and Life Sciences
All of our Schools are committed to excellence and teaching is underpinned by research that is rated as world leading, with particular strengths in Health and the Built Environment. As such our graduates are sought after in many disciplines from Business to Nursing, from Technology to Accounting. All undergraduate admissions are made via UCAS and our Student Recruitment and Admissions Service can help with admission to all levels of study as well as international admissions. The university also offers many bursaries and scholarships to assist students with their studies.
Our main campus in Glasgow consists of our award winning Saltire Centre library, digitally connected lecture theatres, laboratories, computer suites and also has a virtual hospital to hone the clinical skills of those entering the health professions. Caledonian Court offers secure on campus accommodation and international (Non European Union) first year entrants are guaranteed a place. The university’s sports centre, the ARC, offers a range of activities and many of the international level sports centres throughout the city are also utilised. There are over 30 sports clubs available to join along with various societies, both academic and for leisure pursuits. All students automatically become a member of the Glasgow Caledonian University Students Association which has a dedicated building on campus for students and which won the Best Student Association in Scotland in 2011. Elected members of the Students Association represent the students’ views at all levels within the university. Dedicated support departments ensure that help and advice, both academic and practical, when adjusting to university life are available, and our international student support team has won awards for the excellent service it provides.
The university also offers postgraduate study from our London campus, GCU London, which specialises in professionally connected courses in Finance and Banking; Risk Management; Construction; Fashion and Luxury, and Tourism. English Language courses are also available here. GCU London is based in the heart of the Spitalfields area of London, which is home to a thriving cultural environment.