Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University has a wide variety of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate and research. All these courses are classified under three faculties such as:

  • Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
  • School of Health and Life Sciences

The university is ranked amongst the top 50 universities in the world for social impact and the top 15 for gender equality and reducing inequalities, according to THE 2019. GCU has 10 programmes achieving 100% overall satisfaction amongst the students and 25 more programmes with 90% or over, according to the National Student Survey 2019. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the university is ranked top 10 in the UK for Social Work and Society Policy Impact and top 20 in the UK for Built Environment research impact. 96% of international students are happy with their life at GCU, says ISB, 2018 and 81% of undergraduate students are happy with the quality of their course, according to theNTCJ

National Student Survey, 2019. The external partners find latest research-led thinking and build links with Shanghai Normal University, PSG – India, University of California, Yanzhou University.

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Glasgow School for Business and Society

The Glasgow School for Business and Society offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses under various subject areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Supply chain
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Psychology and more

The school has a strong record of working partnerships with professional bodies and most of the courses that the school offers are accredited to various professional bodies. Few of the professional bodies with which GSBS is associated include:     

  • ABS (Association of Business Schools)
  • Business in the Community
  • EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
  • ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • UN PRME Initiative (Principles of Responsible Management Education)
  • Gold Approved Learning Centre for ACCA
  • Approved Teaching Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Centre of Excellence with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

The programmes and modules offered by Glasgow School of Business and Society are accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • Chartered Banker
  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme)
  • ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)
  • Institution Of Occupational Health (IOSH)
  • Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • IOR (Institute of Operational Risk)
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • British Psychological Society
  • SHRM (The American Society for HRM)
  • The Institute of Hospitality (IHA)
  • The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
  • Tourism Society (TS)
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

The school has strong links with industries which helps in real world learning. Such linked industries include:

  • Marks and Spencer
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Santander
  • Top Shop
  • Clyde Union Pumps
  • O2 Arena
  • BBC Scotland

The Glasgow School for Business and Society is ranked second in Scotland and third in the UK, says National Student Survey 2020 (CABS). Accounting, HRM and Finance department has reported 83% and above degree of satisfaction to the students – National Student Survey 2020 (by Chartered Association of Business Schools)

School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

The degrees in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment are developed in collaborations with colleges. The school offers a wide range of courses under eight departments namely:

  • Department of Applied Computer Games
  • Department of Applied Science
  • Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
  • Department of Computing
  • Department of Construction and Surveying
  • Department of Cyber Security and Network
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

The school has excellent links with the professional bodies and all the programmes are developed with their respective accreditation standards. The professional accreditation include:

  • The British Computer Society (BCS)
  • The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • The Chartered Institute if Building (CIOB)

School of Health and Life Sciences

The school offers a wide range of courses in the subject areas such as:

  • Nursing, care and administrative practice.
    • GCU is the first university in Scotland to offer specialised fields in nursing including Adult, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Child.
    • The school also offers a range of Allied Health Profession degrees including Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy and Oncology.
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
  • Social work and Social Care
  • Life Science


GCU is an award-winning campus and has a wide range of industry links in private, public and third sectors. Most of the courses offered by the university are accredited to their respective professional bodies.

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