A social programme will also be included to provide students with a flavour of Scottish Society and Culture. This will include a trip to Edinburgh, a distillery and a castle. Participants are encouraged to visit many of the free museums in Glasgow during their stay.  A Finale Dinner will be organised for students and staff on Friday 28th July to round off the programme.

‌Our social programme offers students an insight into modern and traditional aspects of Scottish and British culture while the academic programme has the equivalent credit value of 10SCQF/3US/5 ECTS, which can be transferred to your home degree.

GCU has an excellent reputation for supporting students and during your time on this programme, you will have a dedicated member of staff on hand at all times to assist you through your time here at GCU.

Exploring Glasgow

Glasgow attracts 2.3 million visitors per year and, with over 64,000 students in higher education (that’s nearly 11% of Glasgow’s population), life in the city is perfect for students.

Glasgow was recently voted the UK’s number one destination on the rise in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards (2012), New York Times named it one of the top 12 Places To Go (2012) and Rough Guide ranked it in its top 10 cities worldwide in 2014.

Despite being Scotland’s largest city, the centre of Glasgow is compact and easy to explore with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars, not to mention main transport links, all within easy reach of the GCU campus. The people of Glasgow are famed for their warm attitudes and friendly disposition – which helps to create a fantastic atmosphere for students and tourists alike.

Things to do in Glasgow

  • Go shopping! Glasgow is the second largest retail centre in the UK
  • Visit one of the city’s 13 free museums
  • Experience a fine art collection in one of the many galleries
  • Watch a football match at one of Glasgow’s stadiums
  • Enjoy a famous band at one of the city’s music venues
  • Admire the elegant architecture across the city centre
  • Visit one of over 80 parks
  • Join one of the many walking tours offered around the city
Exploring Scotland

Scotland is a country filled with historic and cosmopolitan cities, breath-taking beaches and some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, attracting more than 16 million visitors each year.

Glasgow’s location at the heart of Scotland means you’re ideally located to tour the country during your time at GCU. With so much open space, Scotland is Europe’s prime location for adventure sport enthusiasts. You can enjoy sailing, surfing, skiing, rock climbing, white-water rafting, kayaking and mountain biking close to Glasgow.

Things to do in Scotland

  • Visit a castle. Scotland is renowned for its iconic castles and there are hundreds to explore close to Glasgow.
  • Attend one of the summer’s Highland Games
  • Go walking! Scotland has a huge number of incredible walking trails with breathtaking scenery
  • Buy something tartan on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile
  • Look for the Loch Ness Monster (‘Nessie’) in Inverness
  • Sample some of our famous whisky and a plate of haggis!