January starts here

Start in January and choose from a fantastic range of postgraduate taught programmes

In addition to the mainstream September start, the following masters programmes also offer a January intake. You might find a January start dates more suitable while still offering the same excellence in teaching and research, the same great campus-based or remote-access student support and at the same low-cost tuition fee rates as those who begin the course in September.

If you're looking to make a positive difference within you chosen industry, or are wanting to move into a second career through which you can make a difference to local and international communities, GCU - the University of the Common Good - will inspire you to progress to the next level.

 

 

Browse full-time and part-time postgraduate study in a choice of subjects based in Glasgow or London
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    Financial management is vital to all organisations and the role of the accounting professional is complex and varied. You will develop a deeper academic and professional knowledge and understanding of the key challenges facing the financial sector.
  • Advanced Practice

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Progress to advanced clinical, leadership, education and research-based roles with the NHS, public and independent sectors. Take existing skills in health and social care and apply them to research, clinical assessment, analysis and insight.
  • Applied Instrumentation and Control

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • InstMC
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Applied Science
    Accreditation:
    • InstMC
    Go further with instrumentation, control systems, data analysis and system health management using existing skills in engineering and physical science. Progress your career in the oil and gas, renewables, utilities or manufacturing sectors
  • Award:
    • MBA
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Progress in senior leadership positions in rail such as operations, engineering, infrastructure, rail integration, asset management, health and safety, digital transformation or sustainability.
  • Big Data Technologies

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • BCS
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Computing
    Accreditation:
    • BCS
    Take existing skills in computing, computer engineering or electronics and apply them to postgraduate-level study in data engineering, data-science/analytics and IoT. Progress as a data analyst, systems architect or IT/data engineer. An industry-focu
  • Biomedical Science

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Designed for working scientists, the MSc Biomedical Science is the only one of its kind in the city of Glasgow
  • Climate Justice

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
    Take existing skills in international development, environmental sciences and social and political science and apply them to postgraduate study. Progress to a career as a programme manager in climate change and climate justice, advisor or researcher.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Apply existing skills in healthcare to the care and management of diabetes and professional reflection. Progress your career as a healthcare professional with the NHS or private sector.
  • Diagnostic Imaging

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Podiatry and Radiography
    Progress to a career as a researcher, lecturer or in advanced practice. Take existing skills in radiography and diagnostic imaging and apply them to radiographic image interpretation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) or medi
  • Award:
    • DPT
    Start date:
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Apply your existing degree in kinesiology or sport science and develop clinical reasoning of assessment and rehabilitation. Progress your career as a physiotherapist with the NHS, private clinics or in other health and social care settings.
  • Award:
    • DBA
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2020
    • Sep 2020
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Choose a professionally-focused alternative to the PhD and develop industry-relevant research around your career commitments. The ideal qualification to enhance your career trajectory allowing you to combine employment with studying for a flagship do
  • Electrical Power Engineering

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • IET
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IET
    Apply existing skills in electrical and electronics engineering to the structure and technologies of power system networks. Progress to a career as a project manager or design engineer with employers such as Scottish Power, SSE and GE.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Apply existing skills in electrical, electronic and computer engineering to develop further insight at postgraduate electronic engineering level. Progress your career and help address global challenges through study of sustainable energy, telecommuni
  • Environmental Management (Waste, Energy, Water, Oil and Gas)

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIWM
    • CIWEM
    • CIBSE
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
    Accreditations:
    • CIWM
    • CIWEM
    • CIBSE
    Progress to a career in environmental consultancy or management and work with contractors, environmental regulators and NGOs. Take existing skills in environmental, earth sciences and engineering and apply them to current environmental issues.
  • Environmental Management (Waste, Energy, Water, Oil and Gas)

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIWM
    • CIWEM
    • CIBSE
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2020
    Subject:
    • Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
    Accreditations:
    • CIWM
    • CIWEM
    • CIBSE
    Progress to a career in environmental consultancy or management and work with contractors, environmental regulators and NGOs. Take existing skills in environmental, earth sciences and engineering and apply them to current environmental issues.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    Choose to progress to a career as brand owner or marketing or brand strategist. Take existing skills in business strategy and brand management and apply them to the fashion industry
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    Take existing skills in creativity and innovation and apply them to the changing fashion industry and integration of fashion and lifestyle. Progress to senior roles within the global fashion industry.
  • Award:
    • MBA
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Apply existing skills in innovation and creative thinking to this unique international management qualification which can be tailored to you. Choose to progress as a professional manager in roles across all sectors.
  • Global Marketing

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    Progress to a successful marketing career in international business across the globe. Take existing skills in creativity and apply them to postgraduate-level study in sustainable marketing practices, branding and communication strategies.
  • Award:
    • MBA
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    This distinctive MBA course is based on our commitment to the Common Good and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education. It appeals to professional, enterprising and socially-minded individuals with an instinct for creating sustainable b
  • Human Resource Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIPD
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Accreditation:
    • CIPD
    This CIPD/SHRM accredited course will help you develop the people and leadership skills to manage ethical, cultural, legal and strategic challenges of human resource management.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Take existing skills in business disciplines and apply them to insurance management, risk management, risk modelling and insurance underwriting. Progress your career as an underwriter, risk analyst, claims manager, insurance manager or risk modeller.
  • International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CII
    • CISI
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    Accreditations:
    • CII
    • CISI
    Accelerate your professional career in commercial and corporate banking and the finance, insurance and investment industries. Learn from academic and industry experts how to apply financial theories to the real world.
  • International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CII
    • CISI
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    Accreditations:
    • CII
    • CISI
    Accelerate your professional career in commercial and corporate banking and the finance, insurance and investment industries. Learn from academic and industry experts how to apply financial theories to the real world.
  • International Business Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CMI
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Accreditation:
    • CMI
    This flagship business course will provide the knowledge and practical skills in a range of global business functions. Graduates acquire international business development skills with typical employment destinations including business consultancies a
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    • May 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Become a leader in international diplomacy with an understanding of how governments and the business community can work together to promote business, trade and attract foreign direct investment in a globally responsible manner.
  • International Construction Project Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIOB
    • APM
    • RICS
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Construction and Surveying
    Accreditations:
    • CIOB
    • APM
    • RICS
    Progress to a career as a project manager with employers such as Balfour Beatty, Sir Robert McAlpine and Morgan Sindall. Develop your leadership and planning skills at postgraduate level in the study of construction and the built environment.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    • May 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Addressing the growing global needs in the areas of diplomacy, international business, international security and international communication. Learn skills essential for effective management of international interaction at public and private levels.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Economics and Law
    Study topics related to inequality, migration, feminist economics and globalisation. Progress to a career in research, policy development, analysis and evaluation within national governments, international agencies or research organisations.
  • International Fashion Marketing

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • EPAS
    • CIM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Accreditations:
    • EPAS
    • CIM
    Study on this exciting course that blends fashion, marketing and business principles to equip you for a global fashion industry career. Your experience will open opportunities for a career in fashion buying, branding and social media management.
  • International Human Resource Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIPD
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Accreditation:
    • CIPD
    This course will develop your expertise in managing people in diverse, international and multicultural environments. With an international study trip, you will build the skills to progress to a career as an HR business partner or people manager with
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Take your existing skills in leadership and innovative thinking and apply them to the study of responsible business development. Progress to a career in process management, people management or business development.
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIPS
    • CILT
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Accreditations:
    • CIPS
    • CILT
    Study the increasingly important business of global operations, logistics and supply chain to open up a range of career opportunities including supply chain analyst, logistician, procurement specialist or management trainee in organisations such as P
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Construction and Surveying
    Use existing skills in construction, surveying or engineering and apply them to postgraduate study in project management and international project finance. Progress to a career as an international project manager in the region of your choice.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    • May 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    To manage today's complex global situations, equip yourself with the skills to seek to resolve conflict through discussion, negotiation and partnership and promote a non-violent approach to international relations and global issues.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    Develop critical management skills for decision-making in the tourism and events sectors and progress to a career as a specialist with employers such as Historic Scotland, Hilton Worldwide and the Olympics.