Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is located in Glasgow city-centre, the world’s friendliest city (Rough Guides, 2016). Glasgow is a compact city that’s easy to explore from GCU’s city-centre campus, Glasgow boasts world-famous architecture and plenty of green spaces. Plus, our great air, rail and coach connections make it easy to explore Scotland’s stunning countryside and cities, the rest of the UK or even Europe. GCU have recently completed a £30million campus transformation with the Heart of the Campus project.

GCU is a vibrant and accessible environment for learning, teaching and applied research. Nearly 17,000 students from the UK and abroad study at our Glasgow campus, and we aim to provide each and every one of them with an unbeatable student experience, a high-quality education and valuable employability skills.

National Geographic has just named Glasgow as one of its 'Best of the World' destinations!

Our campus sits in the heart of the city. We're known the world over for our music, fantastic shopping, great museums and galleries along with a thriving cultural scene including many festivals. We've world class sporting facilities such as the Emirates Arena which is home to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the Glasgow Rocks basketball team. In 2018 Europe’s top athletes will compete in the inaugural European Championships in Glasgow.

The Glasgow campus is divided into three academic Schools. These are as follows:

University snapshot:

  • Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
  • High-tech campus, including the award-winning Saltire Centre library.
  • 20,000 students from over 100 countries.
  • Modern, city-centre locations in Glasgow, London and a new campus in New York
  • Wide range of high-quality undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time programmes.
  • Provider of world-leading research, consultancy and training services.
  • Engaging with business through our School for Work Based Education.
  • Working with international partners on research projects and staff and student exchanges.
  • Glasgow Caledonian University is a signatory of the Magna Charta, a prestigious network of 600 universities worldwide which supports academic freedom and institutional autonomy.