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Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University-Overview

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees both on campus, online and via distance learning. Graduates at GCU can gain postgraduate, masters and PhD status in subjects ranging from Climate Justice to Fashion and Lifestyle Marketing.

There are five academic schools offering postgraduate programmes at GCU, which are:

  • Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
  • School of Health and Life Sciences
  • School for Work Based Education
  • GCU London (postgraduate programmes)

Located in the heart of vibrant and friendly Glasgow, GCU offers career-focused programmes in business & communications, computing, engineering, environment, health & social care, life sciences. At GCU London – located in Spitalfields in the heart of trendy East London - students can study topics in the fields of banking and finance, fashion, construction and project management, business, management and marketing, and public health. It is also home to the British School of Fashion – a research-led collaboration with industry focused on designing a sustainable fashion and luxury industry.

Those who study on campus benefit from cutting-edge learning facilities, including an award-winning library, fitness centre and student’s association offer over 90 societies and sports clubs – an ideal way to spend some down-time relaxing after a long day of studying.

Over the past few years, GCU has picked up a number of awards for its facilities, courses and level of commitment to its students.

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About the Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU is home to a number of globally renowned research centres including the Centre for Climate Justice, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health and the Fair Fashion Centre based at campus in New York. GCU’s research underpins the Universities mission as the University for the Common Good – supporting communities across the world to create inclusive societies, sustainable environments and healthier lives.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

39% Part Time
61% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2018

9,580 Undergraduate
2,895 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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