Glasgow Caledonian University
Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University offers a stimulating, vibrant and accessible environment for learning, teaching and applied research. Nearly 17,000 students from the UK and abroad study here, and we aim to provide each and every one of them with an unbeatable student experience, a high-quality education and valuable employability skills.
Discover the top 10 reasons why Glasgow Caledonian University could be the right choice for you.
- High-tech campus, including the award-winning Saltire Centre library
- Nearly 17,000 students from over 100 countries
- Modern, city-centre campus in Glasgow
- Wide range of high-quality postgraduate and part-time programmes
- Provider of world-leading research, consultancy and training services
- “Best international student experience in the UK” – i-Graduate 2008
- Engaging with business through our Applied Knowledge Exchange
- Working with international partners on research projects and staff and student exchanges
Interested in postgraduate study at a vibrant university with a strong research focus?
In today’s fast-moving and demanding world, gaining a postgraduate qualification can be a very smart career move. Maybe you want to compete better in the job market or improve your prospects? Or perhaps you’d like to retrain in something completely new? Whatever your aims, Glasgow Caledonian University provides a wide range of opportunities for career and personal progression.
The University offers courses that embrace full-time, part-time and distance learning study options. You can choose from a broad range of specialist postgraduate courses and professional development programmes. We also have an excellent reputation for applied research, so perhaps you might choose to undertake a research degree.
All of our courses lead to a full range of postgraduate qualifications including Certificates, Diplomas, Masters and Research degrees and Professional accreditation.
Join a dynamic research community.
Research at Glasgow Caledonian is at the heart of our mission to promote the common good. The University has a long tradition of conducting research that is economically and socially relevant, applying new knowledge to problems of global significance in areas such as health, the environment and economic development.
Fundamental to our research is our belief in the importance of internationally-recognised excellence as the basis both for our teaching and for partnerships with end-users in the UK and internationally. Glasgow Caledonian is proud therefore that, in the RAE 2008, more than three quarters of the research we submitted was judged to be of international quality.
Everything you need is here!
At Glasgow Caledonian, we are proud to have one of the most modern and student-focused campuses in the UK. With all of our excellent facilities situated within our single site campus everything is close at hand.
The hub of the campus is the striking Saltire Centre. The first university building of its kind, the Saltire Centre integrates all learning facilities and student services: library, study spaces, extensive student support services and a learning cafe. The five-floor facility offers students:
- 1,800 Internet-connected study spaces
- 600-seat learning cafe
- 500 computers
- Laptop borrowing facility
- Free Wi-Fi
Innovative teaching facilities -- such as the virtual hospital, fashion factory, and radio and TV studios -- add to the learning experience. Other available facilities include the Arc fitness centre, refectory and learning cafes, Careers Service and substantial computer labs across the campus.