Why study here?

The right place for the career you want

The right university experience is about more than lectures, study halls and industry placements. We know you have the creativity and curiosity to achieve your full potential and go above and beyond to become part of a bigger movement for change. We are here to support your ideas so that you can go on to contribute, create, lead and influence the way we work and live.

Glasgow Caledonian University is the first choice for the overwhelming majority of our students. Here you’ll find superb facilities, teaching excellence and high-quality vocational education. Just as importantly, you’ll find the university - and the city of Glasgow - to be a friendly, welcoming and fun place to spend your student years.

Why choose university?

University is about more than an education. Your university experience gives you the knowledge, skills, confidence and experience to help you make your world better. Whether you’re a school leaver or a mature student, university opens up a host of new opportunities and lets you take control of your future.

A university qualification makes you more attractive in the eyes of future employers and increases your earning potential. If you know what you want to do after graduating, a vocational degree can significantly improve your job prospects at the same time as giving you professional skills and knowledge relevant to your future career.

University lets you develop as an individual. It gives you the time and opportunity to develop new interests, learn new skills and meet new people. You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons by meeting new people from all over the world, facing new challenges and making use of the huge range of new activities, clubs and societies on offer.

Why study at GCU?

Whatever you choose to study, you'll benefit from career-focused courses and an on-campus careers service, world-class facilities like our Sir Alex Ferguson Library and ARC sports facility, innovative teaching with industry-standard facilities and equipment - including our Vision Centre and Interprofessional Simulation Centre - and award-winning student support. Find out more about student life at GCU.

You can find details of how to apply on this page.