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Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow United Kingdom

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

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101Undergraduate programs

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155Postgraduate programs

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About Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, multi-cultural and innovative place to be. We have two UK campuses and offer our students vibrant, city-centre locations in the heart of London and Glasgow – the UK and Scotland’s cultural capitals – and a campus in New York City, America’s largest and most influential metropolis. At GCU, we believe in the power of education to change the world and we strive to transform lives, enrich communities and collaborate globally in pursuit of our goals. Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoys a wide range of award-winning support services and purpose-built, industry-standard facilities that make the transition from campus to the workplace so much easier.

We have a wide range of accreditations and industry links, and 91% of our graduates are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020). We offer demonstrable academic and teaching excellence, as well as high rates of student satisfaction. GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world challenges, changing the lives of our students and others. 

We are the University for the Common Good, with more than 140 years of academic success behind us and a distinct, defining mission to deliver social benefit through education, research and social innovation. We aim to contribute to society in a way that both embraces and goes beyond the traditional role of a university, being led by our core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence. Our Chancellor is Royal Academician, singer-songwriter, highly respected social activist and philanthropist, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and we take a common good approach in all that we do.The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings – the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – ranked GCU 43rd in the world (overall out of 766 universities).   Home for us is our platinum-award winning, eco-friendly campus (Ecocampus, 2019). GCU is rated 1st in Scotland for environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet University League, and 23rd out of 154 universities in the UK. 

As the first Changemaker Campus in Scotland (Ashoka U, 2015), GCU is also a leader in widening access and is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for world-leading social work and social policy research impact (THE, 2014). Our research focuses on solutions to help people to build inclusive societies and lead healthy lives in sustainable environments. We are also committed to providing opportunities to talented individuals from all backgrounds through initiatives such as Caledonian Club, a multi-award-winning programme aimed at widening participation and engagement across our local communities.

GCU has a strong global presence and makes a significant contribution as a driver of social change – through transformative education, research excellence and our approach to sustainability. We value every individual in our warm, forward-thinking and supportive community. 

About Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, multi-cultural and innovative place to be. We have two UK campuses and offer our students vibrant, city-centre locations in the heart of London and Glasgow – the UK and Scotland’s cultural capitals – and a campus in New York City, America’s largest and most influential metropolis. At GCU, we believe in the power of education to change the world and we strive to transform lives, enrich communities and collaborate globally in pursuit of our goals. Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoys a wide range of award-winning support services and purpose-built, industry-standard facilities that make the transition from campus to the workplace so much easier.

We have a wide range of accreditations and industry links, and 91% of our graduates are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020). We offer demonstrable academic and teaching excellence, as well as high rates of student satisfaction. GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world challenges, changing the lives of our students and others. 

We are the University for the Common Good, with more than 140 years of academic success behind us and a distinct, defining mission to deliver social benefit through education, research and social innovation. We aim to contribute to society in a way that both embraces and goes beyond the traditional role of a university, being led by our core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence. Our Chancellor is Royal Academician, singer-songwriter, highly respected social activist and philanthropist, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and we take a common good approach in all that we do.The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings – the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – ranked GCU 43rd in the world (overall out of 766 universities).   Home for us is our platinum-award winning, eco-friendly campus (Ecocampus, 2019). GCU is rated 1st in Scotland for environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet University League, and 23rd out of 154 universities in the UK. 

As the first Changemaker Campus in Scotland (Ashoka U, 2015), GCU is also a leader in widening access and is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for world-leading social work and social policy research impact (THE, 2014). Our research focuses on solutions to help people to build inclusive societies and lead healthy lives in sustainable environments. We are also committed to providing opportunities to talented individuals from all backgrounds through initiatives such as Caledonian Club, a multi-award-winning programme aimed at widening participation and engagement across our local communities.

GCU has a strong global presence and makes a significant contribution as a driver of social change – through transformative education, research excellence and our approach to sustainability. We value every individual in our warm, forward-thinking and supportive community. 

University information

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580+
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Bachelor

1000+
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2,764
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725
85%
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Rankings & ratings

Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the top public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #1001-1200
  • 2023
    #1001-1200

Ranking criteria

4.4
Academic Reputation
5
Employer Reputation
4.8
Faculty Student Ratio
7.1
Citations per Faculty
33
International Faculty Ratio
40
International Students Ratio
36.8
International Research Network
5.4
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

If you’re looking for an undergraduate degree that will kick-start your career, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is the place for you. You’ll enjoy a modern learning experience and an excellent network of support that we know you’ll find really beneficial. Our city centre-based campus is among the most modern in the UK and we are one of only 29 universities and colleges in the world to be certified as a 'Changemaker Campus' by Ashoka U, for promoting higher education as a vehicle for social change.

At GCU, we pride ourselves on being a practical institution that offers a unique range of degree programmes. Our approach has led to the development of teaching facilities such as a virtual hospital, high-tech broadcasting suite and a fashion factory. GCU is also a popular choice among students for courses in nursing and midwifery, and the university has strong links with the NHS.

At GCU, we know you already have the creativity and curiosity to achieve your full potential and go above and beyond to become part of a bigger movement for change. We are here to support your ideas so that you can go on to contribute, create, lead and influence the way we work and live.

Our job is to help you do what you love, and the vast majority of our graduates find work or further study within 15 months of graduating. The lecturers for your chosen course will have good industry contacts to help you with placements and future career opportunities. Each of the academic schools has developed close links with business, the professions and the public and voluntary sectors to ensure that a high proportion of programmes hold professional body accreditation and to facilitate work or clinical placements for students. In addition, many programmes have industrial advisory groups, which provide guidance on careers, as well as offering guest lectures. In 2018-19, 66% of our programmes held professional accreditation

GCU also has the facilities to accommodate study sessions with a difference – from moving shelves in the Sir Alex Ferguson Library that make finding books a breeze, to ‘think pods’ with whiteboards for group work and private ‘inflatable igloo’ learning areas.

Our University is made up of three schools; the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and School of Health and Life Sciences. We offer more than 100 degree programmes designed to shape your future and help you tackle some of the many global challenges of our time.


Take a look at your area of interest below and find out where you belong. We are ready for you at GCU

Build inclusive societies; Economics and Law; Finance, Accounting and Risk; Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events Management and Human Resources; Media and Journalism; Social Science
Develop sustainable environments; Applied Computer Games; Applied Science; Civil Engineering and Environmental Management Computing; Construction and Surveying; Cyber Security and Networks; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Lead healthy lives; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Nursing and Community Health; Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Physiotherapy and Paramedicine Podiatry and Radiography; Psychology; Social Work; Vision Science

We have everything you need at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Our modern campus in the heart of Glasgow provides one of the best learning environments in the UK. At its hub is the striking and award-winning Sir Alex Ferguson library, which houses hundreds of thousands of books, 1200 study spaces, more than 350 computers and the University’s archives and special collections. By joining our postgraduate community, you’ll have the chance to thrive in your chosen career with the confidence and skills to find new progression routes and identify new opportunities. Our modern and well-equipped learning facilities, authentic input from industry leaders and accreditation status from professional bodies will help you to make an impact.

Our London-based school of fashion is the only one of its kind to offer an MBA in Luxury Brand Management, as well as many other postgraduate courses. The pioneering Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC), located in one of the greatest business and fashion capitals in the world, offers postgraduate programmes in areas including business and risk management and fashion marketing.


We harness the latest technologies and industry expertise so our students can make the most of their talent. At GCU, you will be equipped with the skills you need to generate change in a global society and be successful in an increasingly competitive employment landscape. 

When you study with us, we hope to ignite your imagination and curiosity, help you to produce untold ideas and seek out how to put your best bright sparks into practice for the common good. 

We offer a variety of postgraduate courses, which are available on a full-time or part-time basis, or through distance learning. 

GCU awards a range of scholarships and loans to help support postgraduate students. Please visit our website for further information.




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