College pathways

College pathways to university

GCU pathways offer you an alternative route to achieving an undergraduate degree from Glasgow Caledonian University. Together with our college partners, we have hand-picked a number of degree pathway courses that offer the best of both university and college experiences.

We know how important it is to find the right degree course for you and that sometimes that requires an alternative route. Not everyone is ready for that first day at university so soon after completing a pretty stressful exam period at school. For others, four years of study after being in full-time employment can be a daunting prospect.

Find your alternative pathway to university success

Enquire today and begin your undergraduate studies in August. Spend the first two years at college, with the additional benefit of full GCU student status, before transitioning to your chosen degree in year three. Unlike typical bridging courses or foundation pathways, the degree pathway course offers you the same opportunity to graduate with a university degree at the same time as your peers.

  • Accountancy Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BA/BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • ACCA
    • ICAS
    • CIPFA
    • ICAEW
    • CIMA
    Award:
    • BA/BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subject:
    • Accountancy, Finance and Economics
    Accreditations:
    • ACCA
    • ICAS
    • CIPFA
    • ICAEW
    • CIMA
    Begin your degree at college and achieve an HND in two years. If you are passionate about being a logical thinker and working with facts and figures, you can become an accountant. Study accounting, financial management, tax and auditing.
  • Building Surveying Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subject:
    • Construction, Building, Surveying and Real Estate
    Accreditations:
    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Gain an HND at college and progress directly to year 3. Study building management, design and construction at degree level. You can become a building surveyor with professional technical knowledge putting your problem-solving skills to the test.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • RSB
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Accreditation:
    • RSB
    Begin this degree at college, and achieve an HND in two years. Study the molecular workings of human cells in health and disease at degree level if you enjoy practical, hands-on investigative work. Pursue a career as a molecular or cellular biologist
  • Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Sep 2020
    Subject:
    • Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IMechE
    Gain an HND at college and progress directly to year 3. Study mechanics, virtual engineering and product testing. Progress to career in mechanical engineering working with equipment, creating solutions and solving problems every day.
  • Construction Management Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subject:
    • Construction, Building, Surveying and Real Estate
    Accreditations:
    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Begin this degree at college and progress your technical, financial and construction planning knowledge at degree level. If you enjoy leading projects, planning and organising, you can become a construction manager.
  • Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subjects:
    • Computer Networking and Security
    • Computing and IT
    Begin this degree at college and achieve an HND in two years. Study cyber security with a focus on network infrastructure to ensure protection from cyber-crime. Progress to become a security engineer or analyst.
  • Electrical Power Engineering Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IET
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subject:
    • Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IET
    Begin this degree at college and achieve an HND in two years. Discover a career in the rapidly-evolving electrical power and renewable energy sectors and provide engineering solutions to the global challenge of sustainable energy for all.
  • Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subject:
    • Accountancy, Finance and Economics
    Study an HND at college for two years and progress to year 3 of this degree. Study personal finance, corporate finance, investment, banking, international finance and risk at degree level. Enjoy a career as a financial expert and analyst.
  • Food Bioscience Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Study an HND at college for two years and progress to year 3. Study food composition, food sustainability and food safety as well as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and nutrition at degree level.
  • International Business and Human Resource Management Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • EPAS
    Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2020
    Accreditation:
    • EPAS
    Study an HND at college for two years and progress to year 3 of this degree. You can become a human resources manager or office manager. Study human resources, responsible leadership, employment rights and talent management at degree level.
  • Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Subject:
    • Management
    Study an HND at college for two years and progress to year 3 of this degree. You can become an international tourism or events manager by studying the creation, management and delivery of successful events and tourism initiatives at degree level.
  • Microbiology Pathway

    • 2020/21
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • RSB
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2020
    Accreditation:
    • RSB
    Gain an HND at college and progress directly to year 3. You can become a microbiologist in a range of health and environment-related industries. Study the molecular mechanisms and clinical implications of microorganisms at degree level.