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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU London)

Address: 40 Fashion St, London E1 6PX, United Kingdom

Description Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU London)

  • Founded: in 1965
  • Location: London, UK
  • Language of instruction: English.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU London) is a branch of the prestigious Caledonian University (the main campus is in Glasgow, Scotland) specializing in postgraduate education (magistracy). Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland is considered the fifth largest - it trains more than 17 students from around the world, and the date of foundation of the first part of a major university is considered to be 1875. Students are trained here from more than 100 world states.

The London branch - GCU London - has several major specializations and strong directions:

  • banking
  • finance
  • international marketing in Fashion
  • management
  • international marketing (brands of luxe class)
  • human resource management
  • management of international projects
  • healthcare and medicine
  • risk management
  • tourism and hospitality technology.

Once at the Caledonian University, Gordon Brown himself (the British Prime Minister) lectured, and today specialists from France, the United States, Taiwan and China, Spain and Italy are invited here with lectures and classes. Innovative, modern programs and teaching methods allow graduates to quickly find themselves prestigious, highly paid jobs around the world - thanks to practical internships, the percentage of successful employment (within six months after graduation) reaches 96%. There is a special Support and Assistance Service for pupils: she has been awarded a number of profile awards, including the Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Overseas Students, considered one of the best in Britain and around the world.

The university is famous for its scientific breakthroughs, research and experimental programs. For example, in 2016, continued cooperation with one of the largest energy companies in the UK - EDF Energy - which increased the safety and reliability of high-voltage equipment in a variety of power plants (this project was allocated more than 116 thousand pounds sterling). In 2016-2017, the university began a large-scale research of therapeutic and genetic orientation: it is assumed that the results will help to overcome the genetic virus that harms children under 2 years old.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU London)

Program name

Master (postgraduate)

GCU London offers students a variety of master's programs (MSc):

  • International banking and finance (International Banking and Finance)
  • Banking, finance, risk management (Banking, Finance and Risk Management)
  • Financial services and operations, risk management (Financial Services, Risk and Operations)
  • Risk Management (Risk Management)
  • International Marketing in Fashion (International Fashion Marketing)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Construction Management
  • Management of international projects (International Project Management).

Also, students of GCU London can be trained on the MBA program in the direction of "Marketing in the sphere of brand class" (MBA Luxury Brand Marketing).

A special success and popularity is enjoyed in the areas of fashion, marketing and sales - primarily premium brands and luxury goods. It was the University of Caledon that became the first in the UK who first (more than 20 years ago) launched a master's program in these areas.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Diploma of Completed Higher Education (Bachelor)
  • Level of English: IELTS from 6.0 and above.

Duration of training is 12-15 months, students can start their classes in September (sometimes additional sets are held in January).

You can begin your studies at GCU London in January or September (most programs). The cost of training depends on the chosen course (its themes and duration):

  • International Foundaion = from £ 11000 / year
  • International Year One / Two = from 11995 £ / year
  • Bachelor's Degree = from 11500 £ / year
  • Preparation for the Master's Degree (Pre-Master's) = from 4500 £ / year
  • Master's degree = from 12600 £ / year
  • MBA = from 16800 £ / year.

Accommodation and food

Students of Glasgow Caledonian University are offered several accommodation options:

  • Student residences
  • Accepting English families
  • Private apartments and apartments.

Accommodation by pupils is paid additionally, its price is not included in the basic cost of programs. Prices for accommodation vary not only from the comfort of the conditions, but also from the student's curriculum:

  • International Year One / Two = from 6150 £ / year
  • preparation for university, academic English (English for University Study) = from 1665 £ / year
  • additional English lessons (Pre-sessional English) = from £ 1800 / year
  • Summer Language School (General English Summer School) = from £ 145 / week.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: banking, business, fashion, Health care, International marketing, marketing, project management

Events Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU London)

The East End area is one of the best places in London for a stay. It is a bright, distinctive and vibrant part of the city with its own unique history: Brick Lane is within walking distance with a huge number of restaurants, coffee houses and markets, as well as the famous City (the City) - the main financial center of the city and the UK with a large selection of boutiques and famous shops. marks. You can take a stroll in Old Truman Brewery and see interesting exhibitions, visit a concert at The Rough Trade Records, be surprised by the diversity of the huge market of Old Spitalfields Market - they are all located just five minutes walk from the campus. Next to the university there are modern buildings, skyscrapers and business centers: for example, the largest private aquarium in Europe is located in Heron Tower, where you can see more than 1200 bright representatives of the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Of interest also are the excavations of an ancient medieval monastery - St Mary Spital.


  • Caledonian University is considered the best in the UK in terms of research activities in the field of medicine and rehabilitation (Research Assessment Exercise, 2008)
  • The best research in Scotland in the field of building and equipping an artificial environment
  • Cooperation and support from the best international brands: Marks & Spencer, Next, Margaret Howell, John Lewis Partnership, Santander, National Australia Group, JP Morgan, RBS Insurance, Morgan Stanley
  • According to statistics, every fifth health worker in Scotland is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Business School Flagship Campus - Caledonian Business School - is the largest business school in Scotland, and in the UK ranked 5th
  • The University is the only one in Scotland who has the right to supply ophthalmic materials to retail trade networks
  • Glasgow Caledonian University - the only one in the country where higher education courses in optometry are taught
  • Included in the Florence Network and Talloires Network
  • It is considered one of the TOP-10 most modern universities in Scotland and Britain
  • Occupies a place in the top 50 universities according to The National League Tables
  • It is considered the best in support of international students (International Student Barometer, 2014)
  • Occupies 4th place in the level of successful employment of graduates (HESA, 2014)
  • 2 place in Scotland and 7 place in the UK in modern and innovative educational, research and laboratory equipment (Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2014)
  • 99% of students are satisfied with the level of education and the quality of education (ISB Summer, 2012).

Equipment Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU London)

Most recently, a large-scale modernization was carried out on the campus: a huge modern media studio, an ophthalmological clinic for research, a unique Fashion Factory. In general, the medical faculty of the university can boast an unusual even for Britain, ultra-modern and innovative equipment: there is a clinic for the practice of students and conduct research, practical and theoretical work, progressive scientific and technical laboratories.

Faculty of Business GCU London has its own television studio and restaurant, a large number of modern equipment and PCs: the equipment of the faculty is largely sponsored by one of the graduates of the university, which today owns a large American computer corporation.

It should be noted and a great library, in which students work with the same pleasure and benefit. Its printed collections hold more than 250,000 books, periodicals, collected a huge library of electronic publications, online services and interactive tools for development.

One of the best sports complexes in Britain is also located in Glasgow Caledonian University: equipping and equipping halls, grounds and courts, the fitness center helps to train students at the present Olympic level.

Term dates and fees

You can begin your studies at GCU London in January or September (most programs). The cost of training depends on the chosen course (its themes and duration):

  • International Foundaion = from £ 11000 / year
  • International Year One / Two = from 11995 £ / year
  • Bachelor's Degree = from 11500 £ / year
  • Preparation for the Master's Degree (Pre-Master's) = from 4500 £ / year
  • Master's degree = from 12600 £ / year
  • MBA = from 16800 £ / year.

Also, foreign students have the opportunity to go through other short-term or thematic programs:

  • academic term abroad (Study abroad with English) = from 3800 £ / semester
  • preparation for university, academic English (English for University Study) = from £ 4300 / semester
  • additional English lessons (Pre-sessional English) = from £ 2400 / semester
  • Summer Language School (General English Summer School) = from £ 175 / week.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

One of the key, basic requirements of the university to applicants is the level of English:

  • International Foundation = IELTS 5.0 and above
  • Pre-Masters = IELTS 5.5-6.0
  • Undergraduate, Master and MBA = IELTS 6.0 and above.


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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