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

    • 2021/22
    • BA/BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • ACCA
    • ICAS
    • CIPFA
    • ICAEW
    • CIMA
    Award:
    • BA/BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    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

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Construction and Surveying
    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.
  • Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical 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

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Construction and Surveying
    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 2021
    Subject:
    • Cyber Security and Networks
    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

    • 2021/22
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IET
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Electrical and Electronic 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 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    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

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Awards:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    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

    • 2021/22
    • BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • EPAS
    Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    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 2021
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    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.
  • Pharmacology Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Awards:
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Begin this degree at college, and achieve an HND in two years. You can become a pharmacologist if you enjoy hands-on practical laboratory work using the latest techniques. Study the human body and the drugs used to manage disease at degree level.
  • Quantity Surveying Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • BSc Hons
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Awards:
    • BSc Hons
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start dates:
    • Aug 2021
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Construction and Surveying
    Accreditations:
    • CIOB
    • RICS
    Begin this degree at college and achieve an HND in two years. Study the financial, legal, managerial, and economic aspects of a project degree level and you can become a quantity surveyor.
  • Risk Management Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • BA (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • CII
    Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    Accreditation:
    • CII
    Begin your degree at college and achieve an HND in two years. Study the identification, assessment and reduction of threats to an organisation's success along with core business skills at degree level.
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