University pathways - Into Study

University pathways - Into Study

University pathways for international students

University pathways - Into Study
  • Contents 5 Why choose GCU? 6 Your guide to campus life 8
  • Glasgow: Scotland's buzzing cultural hub 9 Your home from home 10 Choosing your course 11
  • Undergraduate degree with Integrated International Year One/Two 12
  • Postgraduate degree with Integrated International Graduate Diploma/ Pre-sessional Pre-Master's 13 International Foundation 14 International Diploma 15 International Graduate Diploma 16 English courses 17 Successful INTO alumni 18
  • Progression degrees 20 Dates and prices 2nd in the UK and 1st in Scotland: Social Work** 1st in the UK: Optometry and Orthoptics* Engage with the world Welcome to INTO Glasgow Caledonian University – your stepping stone to an internationally-recognised degree from GCU. Our aim is to give international students like you the opportunity to study at this forward-thinking university. INTO GCU is an excellent choice. You’ll study a specialist programme designed exclusively for international students and specifically tailored to the requirements of your degree at the University. We’ll help you to improve your English language skills, adjust to life as a student at GCU, and excel in the Scottish education system.

Many of the University’s degrees are industry-focused courses, and many offer work placement opportunities. You’ll engage in career development activities from day one, so you can be confident that you’ll develop the skills that matter most for your career. Choosing to study abroad is a big decision, but with INTO GCU, you can relax knowing that you’ll graduate with a qualification that transforms your future. Choose #INTOGCU and open up a lifetime of opportunities. a culture of change-making to address local and global challenges young university worldwide (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018) London Leeds Durham Edinburgh 1 hour from London by plane 4.5 hours from London by train Birmingham Manchester Glasgow Newcastle Aberdeen Inverness in Scotland for ‘research power’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014) 12th in the UK: Anatomy and Physiology** 14th in the UK and 4th in Scotland: Civil Engineering** 14th in the UK: Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design** 8th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland: Building** 5th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland: Forensic Science** 16th in the UK and 1st in Scotland: General Engineering* University for the Common Good Glasgow Caledonian University’s top-ranked subject areas * Guardian University Guide 2019 ** The Complete University Guide 2019 92% student satisfaction for making good contacts for the future (INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2018) TOP modern university TOP 200

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Why choose GCU? GCU is one of the UK’s top modern universities, providing high-quality teaching, learning and research. With GCU, preparing for your future career comes first. Through a combination of industry-relevant teaching, professional accreditations and placements, the University ensures that degree programmes are career-focused to enhance your employability. Changing lives As the 'University for the Common Good', GCU’s mission is to contribute to society in a way that goes beyond the traditional role of a university. This means that not only will you be provided with the knowledge and skills to succeed, but you’ll also learn how to apply this to the benefit of communities in Glasgow, Scotland and around the world.

An affordable education With a generous portfolio of scholarships, the cost of an internationally-recognised degree from GCU could be lower than you think. As an international student progressing from INTO GCU to a degree at GCU, you may receive a loyalty scholarship of up to £5,000 towards your tuition fees. For more information, visit: www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships/ undergraduate/internationalloyalty Academic schools and research Across the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow School for Business and Society, the School of Health and Life Sciences and GCU London, the University offers a wide variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD opportunities.

A variety of internationally-focused Business programmes at the Glasgow School for Business and Society have been awarded prestigious EPAS accreditation, which means they’ve been recognised globally as high quality and forward-thinking. London and New York campuses GCU was Scotland’s first university to establish a postgraduate campus in the UK’s capital. The ultra-modern environment is close to London’s globally recognised financial and fashion industries and delivers a mix of Master's and MBA programmes. GCU is also proud to be the first British university granted a teaching licence in New York.

This campus offers postgraduate degrees in Finance, Fashion and Social Business. International outlook With around 20,000 students from over 100 different countries studying on the Glasgow campus, GCU welcomes students from all over the world. The University is proud of its diverse student community and regularly hosts social events, such as the International Orientation, to help international students feel like part of the GCU community.

Industry-led degrees GCU has strong business partnerships with leading companies including Morgan Stanley, Sony, Shell, PwC, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls Royce, and the University uses these links to develop the content and structure of its degree programmes. This means you can be sure you’ll develop real-world skills that are relevant to the needs of the industry. Maximise your career All of GCU’s degree programmes firmly place the focus on your employability, which is one of the reasons why the University is 1st in Scotland for work experience opportunities (International Student Barometer 2017).

There are many opportunities to access internships and placements, and because over 82% of the undergraduate degrees are accredited by specialist industry bodies, you’ll graduate with a degree that stands out from the crowd. Latest HESA employability data shows that 95% of GCU graduates are either in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016/17).

Find out more about the University: www.intostudy.com/ gcu/university “Our high quality and flexible learning and teaching boasts excellent links with the professions, and we have invested £32 million into our city centre campus to provide an even more stimulating learning environment for our students.” Professor Pamela Gillies Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University www.intostudy.com/gcu | 5 4 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020

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Your guide to campus life The fantastic city campus location and £32 million investment in buildings and facilities combine to create a top learning environment.

You’ll have a truly memorable experience here. Your INTO Centre The INTO Centre is ideally situated right at the heart of campus, just minutes away from the library, sports centre and Students’ Association. As soon as you walk into the Centre, you will notice the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Whether it’s a game of pool, air hockey or table tennis, there's always something going on. INTO GCU aims to integrate international students into the GCU community as much as possible, so the INTO Centre shares building space with other University facilities. On the ground floor of the building, you will find the Real Learning Café – the ideal location to continue your study after class.

Here, you can access computers to go online and work on assignments, or just relax and meet friends. Support every step of the way From the moment you arrive, our Student Services team will help you settle into life in Glasgow. Whether you’re opening a bank account, planning a trip, or have a question about your studies, we’re here to help. For students under 18, we offer extra support and there’s even a 24-hour telephone helpline if you need to speak to someone outside of office hours.

We will always do our best to support you in any way you need. Our students agree with this so much that this year, INTO GCU received 100% student satisfaction for support (INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2018). Get involved There’s more to campus life than just studying. You will take part in an orientation programme in your first week which will give you the chance to meet other students. Parties, day trips and excursions organised by the Student Services team at the Centre will keep you busy the rest of the year.

  • The Students’ Association building is the hub of student life. It’s home to the Re:Union Bar & Grill, the place to relax and socialise on campus, and is also where you can get involved in student activities to enhance your university experience. You could join one of the 95 societies and sports clubs, volunteer at Radio Caley – the student-run online radio station – or get involved in writing for the student magazine, The EDIT. “The facilities in the Centre and in the University are very modern and the atmosphere is fantastic. Everything you need is on campus; you can buy food and stationery, study in lots of different environments, and go to the gym.” Nazrim, Malaysia Completed International Foundation and progressed to BSc (Hons) Property Management and Valuation at GCU Find out more about the facilities on campus: www.myin.to/ StudentFacilitiesGCU Fantastic facilities GCU’s impressive facilities and subject-specific equipment will help to make your university experience the best it can be.
  • Lecture theatres, cafés, the Campus Life Lounge and three courtyard gardens.
  • The remarkable Saltire Centre, with its five-floor library, aerial walkways and a variety of study zones.
  • A 24/7 computer lab in the Students’ Association building.
  • A fully-equipped simulated home and hospital environment in the Inter-professional Simulation Centre.
  • Aspiring Optometrists can use clinical training facilities and get hands-on experience of examining patients at the GCU Vision Centre.
  • A purpose-built television studio and gallery, radio studio and newsroom with modern digital equipment and access to industry-standard software.
  • The eMotion Lab, allowing students to examine players’ physiological measures of involvement with games.
  • The Fashion Factory with contemporary, industrial machinery and an industrystandard computer-aided design (CAD) system for fashion and textile design, pattern-making and retail merchandising. 95% student satisfaction with learning and teaching resources (INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2018) Distance from INTO Centre to... campus facilities:
  • 2-3 minute walk to café, bank, gym, library and outdoor sports area accommodation:
  • 4 minute walk to Caledonian Court and Gallery Apartments; 5 minute walk to Liberty Park; 20 minute subway to True Student city centre:
  • 5 minute walk to city centre 10 minute walk to train station, pharmacy and laundrette airport: 40 minutes by bus/15 minutes by taxi ‘Think pods’ with whiteboards, ideal for group work Private 'igloo’ study areas Silent study spaces Bookable study rooms Study zones www.intostudy.com/gcu | 7 6 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020
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Glasgow: Scotland's buzzing cultural hub As Scotland’s largest, busiest and friendliest city, Glasgow offers an exciting mix of arts, culture and diversity. The GCU campus is perfectly situated at the heart of the city centre, bursting with energy and inspiration. Get to know Glasgow’s diverse neighbourhoods: Cultural centre Glasgow is a national cultural hub and a popular city to live in. As there's so much to do and see, the University's local area received an amazing 99% INTO student satisfaction in the INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2018. City Centre Packed full of restaurants and magnificent historic buildings, the city centre is a shopping and fashion hub.

As one of the UK’s largest cities, Glasgow is famed for shopping and its ‘Style Mile’ − an area around Buchanan Street which links the city centre to Merchant City and is a paradise for shoppers. The city centre is also home to the GCU campus, so you’ll find everything you need there!

Merchant City Tucked behind the city centre, Merchant City is a cultural hub where you’ll find cool boutiques and bars. You’ll also discover some of the city’s most stunning buildings, such as the Gallery of Modern Art and The Corinthian Club. East End Sometimes known as Glasgow’s creative quarter, this neighbourhood is home to several galleries and studios. There’s also the city’s major music venue, the Barrowland Ballroom, and a whole host of sport facilities including the Emirates Arena, Celtic Park and Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Finnieston This is the trendiest part of Glasgow, named ‘the hippest place to live’ (The Times 2016).

Here, you’ll find plenty of independent retailers as well as The SSE Hydro – Scotland’s largest entertainment venue. North Glasgow Just a short walk north of the city centre, you’ll find plenty of open spaces to enjoy. From Speirs Wharf, you can take a leisurely walk along the canal trail and also access a number of canalbased water sport activities, including kayaking, canoeing and rafting.

Southside Just south of the River Clyde, this is where you’ll find Glasgow’s biggest green space: Pollok Country Park. If the excitement of a live football match is more appealing, it’s also where you’ll find Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden Park. West End The West End offers some of the most interesting shopping in Glasgow, with plenty of independent retailers selling bespoke and original items. If you’re looking for a break from shopping and the bustle of the city, head to Kelvingrove Park and the Botanic Gardens. Explore life in Glasgow: www.myin.to/ GlasgowForStudents Your home from home With a choice of accommodation options not far from the INTO Centre, it’s easy for you to find the perfect place.

We received 96% student satisfaction for our accommodation (INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2018). Take a look around our accommodation: www.myin.to/ AccommodationINTOGCU VICTORIA HALL - Single en suite GELLERY APARTMENTS - Classic studio Liberty Park Most INTO GCU students choose to stay at Liberty Park. These modern flats are located at the heart of the city centre and are just a 5 minute walk from the INTO Centre. You’ll have your own private room with en suite bathroom that you'll be responsible for keeping clean, and share a large communal kitchen and living area with a TV and sofa – perfect for cooking together or hanging out.

Walk to INTO Centre Laundry facilities Wi-Fi En suite bathroom Shared kitchen Supporting you In the Liberty Park residence, staff are available 24/7 to offer support and we’ll also provide you with a 24-hour helpline telephone number. If you’re under 18, we’ll check your attendance at the INTO Centre daily, and if you’re not staying in Liberty Park, we’ll ask that you have a guardian over the age of 21 who will help look out for your welfare. Estimated monthly budget Food £200 Entertainment £100 Travel (local) £29 Clothes and toiletries £60 Other expenses £40 Alternative accommodation options* If you want to consider an alternative to Liberty Park, there are other accommodation options available – some of which offer rooms with private kitchen facilities.

Caledonian Court* Set in landscaped grounds across the road from the University buildings, Caledonian Court provides safe, friendly and wellequipped accommodation for 660 students. True Student* Located in the West End neighbourhood, there’s a global community at True Student. Shared social spaces include a library, gym, games room and cinema.

Gallery Apartments* Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, this premium option offers excellent shared facilities including an on-site gym, cinema room, study room and common room. * These accommodation options are provided by a third party TOP 10 UK destination (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2018) Walk to INTO Centre Laundry facilities Wi-Fi En suite bathroom Subway to INTO Centre Laundry facilities Wi-Fi En suite bathroom Walk to INTO Centre Laundry facilities Wi-Fi En suite bathroom All costs are estimates and intended as an indicative guide only. www.intostudy.com/gcu | 9 8 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020

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  • Combine International Year Two study with a GCU undergraduate degree
  • Combine English language and academic preparation with your undergraduate degree in a single study plan.
  • Choose from 23 degrees at GCU available as an Integrated Programme, with advanced entry at Year 2.
  • Develop the academic knowledge, study and research skills that will prepare you for undergraduate study. Undergraduate degree with Integrated International Year Two Benefit from knowing that you'll continue directly to Year 3 of your undergraduate degree, provided you meet the academic requirements after the first year of your study plan. Postgraduate degree Enter at Year 1 Year 4 Year 4 Year 3 Choosing your course Prepare for your university degree with our tailored academic pathway programmes. If you select an integrated university preparation and degree programme, you’ll have a range of subjects to choose from at GCU. Our Integrated Programmes are designed to allow a seamless transition between your preparatory studies and degree, with a single CAS and visa covering the full duration of your studies. International Foundation International Diploma International Graduate Diploma 3-5 terms Apr, Jun, Oct and Jan From IELTS 4.0
  • Built Environment
  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Science Award and validating body: Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Built Environment
  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Engineering Award and validating body: Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 8) from Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Built Environment
  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Engineering Award and validating body: Graduate Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 10) from Glasgow Caledonian University. FIND YOUR ENTRY LEVEL Completion of 12 years of schooling or equivalent BEGIN YOUR CAREER From £12,995* Completion of A-levels, first year of university or equivalent From IELTS 4.5 From IELTS 4.5 3-5 terms 2-4 terms Apr, Jun, Oct and Jan Mar, Apr, Jun, Oct and Jan From £12,995* From £8,665* Completion of undergraduate degree, diploma or equivalent Undergraduate degree Enter at Year 2 Undergraduate degree Enter at Year 3 Minimum study time: 4 years Minimum study time: 3 years Minimum study time: 2 years Year 1 of study plan Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 21 hours per week on average* Age requirement 16 years and above; all students commencing courses on a September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year English language entry requirements IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent With Standard Pre-sessional English: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent With Intensive Pre-sessional English: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent If you don’t meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for a pathway (see page 13) or Academic English course (see page 16).
  • Combine English language and academic preparation with your undergraduate degree in a single study plan, and you can apply for one visa for your full studies.
  • Choose from 25 undergraduate degrees at GCU.
  • Develop your understanding of academic subjects related to your degree as you improve your English. Undergraduate degree with Integrated International Year One Combine International Year One study with a GCU undergraduate degree Benefit from knowing that you'll continue directly to Year 2 of your undergraduate degree, provided you meet the academic requirements after the first year of your study plan. *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover Year 1 of study plan Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 22-25 hours per week on average* Age requirement 16 years and above; all students commencing courses on a September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year English language entry requirements IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent With Standard Pre-sessional English: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent With Intensive Pre-sessional English: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent If you don’t meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for a pathway (see page 14) or Academic English course (see page 16). *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover For full course details visit: www.intostudy.com/gcu/courses Please note that course length and start month options may vary depending on the pathway chosen. Please visit www.intostudy.com/gcu/courses for full information. *
  • Prices shown are for the current academic year 01 September 2018–31 August 2019 and are for indicative purposes only. All prices are subject to an increase of up to 4%. Year 1 of study plan You’ll need to earn 140 credits if you’re studying a science degree, and 120 credits for all other degrees, to successfully complete the first year of your study plan and continue to Year 2.
  • In your first year, you'll study a range of core modules, including English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills. You'll also take compulsory specialist modules related to your degree programme, which may include:
  • Built Environment: Building Performance; Construction Technology
  • Business and Management: Fundamentals of Financial Management; Foundations of Marketing
  • Computing: Programming; Web Platform Development
  • Engineering: Electrical Principles and Circuit Theory; Mechanical Principles
  • Science: Cells and Biomolecules; Chemistry Year 1 of study plan You’ll need to earn 120 credits from your module options to successfully complete the first year of your study programme.

In your first year, you'll study a range of core modules, including English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills. You'll also take compulsory specialist modules related to your degree programme; the modules you take will depend on your area of study. Degree options There are 23 degrees available at GCU as part of an Integrated Programme, with continuation to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree. You could study: Business Management BA (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks BSc (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering BEng (Hons) See pages 18–19 for more degree options. www.intostudy.com/gcu | 11 10 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020

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  • Combine International Graduate Diploma study with a GCU postgraduate degree For full course details visit: www.intostudy.com/gcu/courses Year 1 of study plan Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 22-25 hours per week on average* Age requirement 21 years and above English language entry requirements IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent With Standard Pre-sessional English: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent With Intensive Pre-sessional English: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent If you don’t meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for a pathway (see page 15) or Academic English course (see page 16). *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover Benefit from knowing that you'll continue directly to your postgraduate degree, provided you meet the academic requirements after the first year of your study plan. Postgraduate degree with Integrated International Graduate Diploma
  • Combine your preparation year with your postgraduate degree in a single study plan, meaning that you can apply for one visa. Choose from 10+ postgraduate degrees at GCU.
  • Develop the academic knowledge, study and research skills required for postgraduate study. Combine Pre-sessional Pre-Master's study with a GCU postgraduate degree What will I study? Core modules English Language for Academic Purposes Academic Study Skills for Postgraduate Study Independent Research Project Pre-sessional Pre-Master’s
  • Combine a term of intensive preparation for postgraduate study with a specialist postgraduate degree in a single study plan, meaning that you can apply for one visa for your full studies.
  • Develop your English language skills and settle into student life in the UK before beginning your postgraduate degree. Special features
  • Attend regular one-to-one tutorial meetings with your personal tutor, where you'll discuss your achievements, progress and plans for future postgraduate study at GCU.
  • Benefit from knowing that you'll continue directly to your chosen postgraduate degree, provided you meet the minimum academic requirements.
  • Term 1 of study plan Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 14-17 hours per week on average* Age requirement 21 years and above English language entry requirements IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent If you don’t meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for our Academic English course. See page 16 for more information. *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover Progress to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at GCU Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 21 hours per week on average* Age requirement 16 years and above; all students commencing courses on a September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year English language entry requirements 3 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent 5 term: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent If you don’t meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for our Academic English course. See page 16 for more information. *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover International Foundation Built Environment– FBE Progress to 5 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/FBE You'll need to earn 120 credits from the following modules to complete your pathway: Building Performance (20 credits) Construction Measurement and Cost (20 credits) Construction Technology (20 credits) English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (20 credits) Foundation Mathematics (20 credits) Valuation of Property 1 (20 credits) Business and Management– FBM Progress to 4 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/FBM You'll need to earn 120 credits from the following modules to complete your pathway: English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (Including ICT Skills) (20 credits) Foundations of Marketing (20 credits) Fundamentals in Financial Management (20 credits) International Economic Issues and Challenges (20 credits) Law in Business (20 credits) Workplace Culture and Behaviour (20 credits) Computing– FCO Progress to 2 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/FCO You'll need to earn 120 credits from the following module options to complete your pathway: Core modules: English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (20 credits) Fundamentals of Computing (20 credits) Mathematics for Computing (20 credits) Programming 1 (20 credits) Web Platform Development (20 credits) Specialist modules: Fundamentals of Software Engineering (20 credits) or Introduction to Computer Networks (20 credits) Engineering– FEN Progress to 6 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/FEN You'll need to earn 120 credits from the following modules to complete your pathway: Electrical Principles and Circuit Theory (20 credits) Engineering Materials (10 credits) English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (20 credits) Foundation Mathematics (20 credits) Mathematics for Technology (20 credits) Mechanical Principles (20 credits) Principles of Programmable Systems (10 credits) Science– FSC Progress to 8 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/FSC You'll need to earn 140 credits from the following modules to complete your pathway: Cells and Biomolecules (20 credits) Chemistry (20 credits) Core Skills in Biosciences 1 (40 credits) English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (20 credits) Physiology 1 (20 credits) Physiology 2 (20 credits) 1st in the UK for Optometry and Orthoptics (The Complete University Guide 2019) Prepare to progress to a degree at GCU: 1st in Scotland for General Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2019) 3rd in Scotland for Forensic Science (The Complete University Guide 2019) Watch our video about the International Foundation: www.myin.to/ InternationalFoundation Year 1 of study plan You’ll need to earn 120 credits from your module options to successfully complete the first year of your study programme.
  • In your first year, you'll study a range of core modules, including English for Postgraduate Academic Studies. You'll also take specialist modules related to your degree programme – these will depend on your area of study. Degree options
  • There are a wide range of degrees available at GCU as part of an Integrated Programme, with continuation to a postgraduate degree. Popular degree areas include: Accounting and Finance; Human Resource Management; International Business Management; International Fashion Marketing; Risk Management www.intostudy.com/gcu | 13 12 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020
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  • Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 22-25 hours per week on average* Age requirement 21 years and above English language entry requirements 2 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent If you don't meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for our Academic English course. See page 16 for more information. 1st in Scotland for General Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2019) 4th in Scotland for Civil Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2019) Prepare to progress to a degree at GCU: Progress to a postgraduate degree at GCU 2nd in Scotland for Building (The Complete University Guide 2019) 14th in the UK for Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design (The Complete University Guide 2019) Prepare to progress to a degree at GCU: Progress to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree at GCU
  • Learn alongside current GCU students through shared lectures.
  • Explore theories and practical applications using business scenarios. International Diploma Built Environment– DBE Business and Management– DBM Progress to 5 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/DBE Progress to 2 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/DBM What will I study?
  • You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (EAP) (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Construction Technology (20 credits) Urban Planning (20 credits) What will I study? You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (EAP) (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Essentials of Managing Human Resources (20 credits) Management Issues and Concepts (20 credits) Class information Class size Average of 16 students per class for English language teaching Class hours 22-25 hours per week on average* Age requirement 16 years and above; all students commencing courses on a September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year English language entry requirements 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent 5 term: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent If you don't meet the minimum English language requirements, you should apply for our Academic English course. See page 16 for more information.
  • Develop practical skills taught in the University’s laboratories. Computing– DCO Progress to 8 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/DCO What will I study?
  • You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (EAP) (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Game Programming (20 credits) Human Computer Interaction (20 credits)
  • Attend practical classes delivered from the University’s laboratories. Engineering– DEN Progress to 8 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/DEN What will I study? You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills (EAP) (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Database Development (20 credits) Electrical Systems (20 credits).
  • Choose modules to tailor your pathway to your progression degree. International Graduate Diploma Built Environment– GDBE Progress to 2 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/GDBE What will I study?
  • You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English for Postgraduate Academic Studies (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Advanced Structural Engineering (20 credits) Building Performance and Energy Assessment (20 credits) Learn how to write business reports and analyse business practices. Business and Management– GDBM Progress to 14 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/GDBM What will I study? You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English for Postgraduate Academic Studies (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Corporate Finance and Leading Organisations in a Changing Global Context (20 credits) International Business Strategy (20 credits)
  • Develop programming and network skills during laboratory sessions. Computing– GDC Progress to 3 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/GDC What will I study?
  • You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English for Postgraduate Academic Studies (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Cloud System Computing (20 credits) Network Penetration and Ethical Hacking (20 credits) Develop your skills using GCU's Mechanical Engineering workshop. Engineering– GDE Progress to 7 degrees. Find out more online at www.intostudy.com/gcu/GDE What will I study? You'll need to earn 120 credits from a range of module options to complete your pathway: Core module: English for Postgraduate Academic Studies (20 credits) Example specialist modules: Computer Aided Design (20 credits) Engineering Design and Analysis (20 credits) Watch our video about the International Graduate Diploma: www.myin.to/Mastersdegree *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover *
  • Please note: this includes an allowance for class changeover www.intostudy.com/gcu | 15 14 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020
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  • Intensive course offering rapid progress of up to the equivalent of one IELTS band per term.
  • Blend of traditional face-to-face contact and online learning.
  • A course designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree.
  • Intensive language and study skills taught by experienced teachers will prepare you for living and studying at GCU.
  • Learn how to give presentations on different areas of academic interest and enhance your vocabulary related to your degree. English courses Academic English Pre-sessional English Class information Class size Maximum of 16 students Class hours 30 learning hours per week, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact Age requirement 16 years and above English language entry requirements From IELTS 3.0 Class information Class size Maximum of 16 students Class hours 21-30 hours per week on average Age requirement 16 years and above English language entry requirements 6 weeks: from IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each subskill) or equivalent 10 weeks: from IELTS 4.5 (with nothing less than 4.5 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) or equivalent The English language entry requirements will vary depending on your intended degree Improve your English language skills to prepare for further academic study Improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree Course features
  • Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and learn to communicate effectively in English.
  • Grow your vocabulary through discussions on current affairs and study real-world subjects to make your learning come alive.
  • Develop the fluency and confidence you need to progress to further study.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed for examination success.
  • A blended learning approach offers you the best of traditional classroom teaching combined with online content, which you’ll access both in and outside of class.
  • 24/7 access to ‘MyINTO’, INTO's interactive online learning platform. It gives you the flexibility to study at times that suit you and engage with other students outside of class.
  • A standardised online assessment developed in partnership with Cambridge English, used to monitor progress throughout your course.
  • Develop your confidence and fluency outside of the classroom through a range of less formal learning opportunities, including a diverse social programme.
  • Improve your language skills pre-arrival with free access to INTO’s Get Ready for English programme. Course features
  • If you’re academically qualified, hold an offer from Glasgow Caledonian University and need to improve your English language level, this short 6-10 week course is ideal for you.
  • Learn alongside students who will be studying the same – or similar – subjects at the University, with teaching and assessments that are tailored to the requirements of university study.
  • Understand contextual study skills, acclimatise to British culture and adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education.

Successful INTO alumni We have an excellent success rate, giving you a great chance to progress to the next stage of your journey. Our latest progression results demonstrate just how well our students achieve on their INTO programme... “Some of the things I learnt at INTO were coaching and teamwork. What I remember most is the friendliness of INTO, which is priceless. You can’t get it anywhere else. INTO GCU is not just a place to study, but it’s a place to gain life experience.” Nur Arinah, Malaysia Completed Diploma in Business and Management at INTO GCU and progressed to Business and Management BA (Hons) at GCU Student progression results 2016-17 Overall of which 99% Eligible to progress 90% Passed 83% Passed of which 98% Eligible to progress 100% Passed of which 100% Eligible to progress 100% Passed of which 100% Eligible to progress International Foundation International Diploma International Graduate Diploma “I attended workshops which have given me many attributes I’ll need in future employment.

GCU is a place to actualise your dream; the support is there to help you reach your full potential.” Excellence, Nigeria Completed International Foundation in Science at INTO GCU and progressed to Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) at GCU “What INTO gives you, no matter what major you take, is a foundation that you use to have an easy transition to GCU. What I learnt the most was the basics I needed to pass my modules here.” Abdullah, Saudi Arabia Completed International Foundation in Engineering at INTO GCU and progressed to Electrical Power Engineering BEng (Hons) at GCU “INTO is a great programme.

The additional courses and language learning help you to prepare for academic and professional life. Overall, it's a tailored programme that supports international students to help them settle in and thrive academically.” Isatou, The Gambia Completed International Foundation in Business and Management at INTO GCU and progressed to International Business BA (Hons) at GCU. Now an entrepreneur and founder of drinks company, Hippo & Hedgehog Passed: % passers of those who completed their pathway | Eligible: % eligible to progress of those who passed www.intostudy.com/gcu | 17 16 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020

University pathways - Into Study
  • Progression degree overview table Undergraduate Degree Pathway(s) Specific module requirements English level Final grade International Foundation and Integrated International Year One (IIYO) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 7.0 with 6.5 in subskills 50% Building Surveying BSc (Hons) FBE or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Business Management BA (Hons) FBM or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Cell and Molecular Biology BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 50% Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) FEN or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Computer Networking BEng (Hons) FCO or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Computing BSc (Hons) FCO or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Construction Management BSc (Hons) FBE or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Electrical Power Engineering BEng (Hons) FEN or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Environmental Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) FEN or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Environmental Management BSc (Hons) FBE or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Fire Risk Engineering BEng (Hons) FEN or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Food Biosciences BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 50% Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 50% International Business BA (Hons) FBM or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) FBM or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Marketing BA (Hons) FBM or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) FEN or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Mechanical Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) FEN or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Microbiology BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 50% Optometry BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 7.0 with 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in other subskills 75% Orthoptics BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 7.0 with 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in other subskills 70% Pharmacology BSc (Hons) FSC or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 50% Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) FBE or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Real Estate BSc (Hons) FBE or IIYO See page 13 for information on compulsory modules 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Diploma and Integrated International Year Two (IIYT) Audio Technology BSc (Hons) DEN or IIYT Analogue & Digital Electronics; EAP; Integrated Audio Studies 2; Mathematics 2A & 2B; Signals & Electronic Systems; Sound Production; Reinforcement 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Building Surveying BSc (Hons) DBE or IIYT Building Performance; Construction Technology; Construction Measurement & Cost; EAP; Foundation Mathemathics; Mathematics for Technology 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Business Management BA (Hons) DBM or IIYT Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business; EAP; Essentials of Managing Human Resources; Financial Management for Decision Makers; Management Issues & Concepts; Society, Employability & Business 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) DEN or IIYT Control & Instrumentation Systems; EAP; Electrical Systems; Engineering Design & Analysis; Integrated Engineering Studies; Manufacture & Materials; Mathematics; Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Computer Games (Art and Animation) BSc (Hons) DCO or IIYT 3D Modelling & Digital Sculpting; EAP; Games Design 1; Human Computer Interaction; Integrated Project; 3D Animation; Games Programming 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Computer Games (Design) BSc (Hons) DCO or IIYT 3D Modelling & Digital Sculpting or Drawing for Design or Game Design; EAP; Game Content Design; Programming; Human Computer Interaction; Project 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Computer Games (Software Development) BSc (Hons) DCO or IIYT 3D Maths for Simulation & Visualisation; EAP; Games Design; Programming; Human Computer Interaction; Project; Working with Game Engines 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Construction Management BSc (Hons) DBE or IIYT Core Construction Management Skills; EAP 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Cyber Security and Networks BSc (Hons) DCO or IIYT Data Structures & Algorithms; Database Development; EAP; Human Computer Interaction; Object Oriented Analysis & Design; Programming 2; Project 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Digital Security and Forensics BEng (Hons) DCO or IIYT Database Development; Designing Secure Networks; Digital Forensics; EAP Essentials & Incident Response; Integrated Design Project 2; Operating Systems & Security; Routing Fundamentals 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Degree Pathway(s) Specific module requirements English level Final grade Electrical Power Engineering BEng (Hons) DEN or IIYT EAP; Electrical Systems; Energy Resources; Generation & Utilisation; Instrumentation & Control Systems; Management Responsibilities of a Professional Engineer; Mathematics; Thermodynamics 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering BEng (Hons) DEN or IIYT Analogue & Digital Electronics; Control & Instrumentation Systems or Signals & Electronic Systems; Digital & Programmable Systems 1; EAP; Electrical Systems; Integrated Engineering; Mathematics 2A & 2B; Software Development 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Environmental Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) DEN or IIYT Contracts Management; EAP; Geotechnics; Principles of Hydraulics; Structural Design 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Environmental Management BSc (Hons) DBE or IIYT EAP; Environmental Assessment; Environmental Policy & Regulation; Environmental Science & Measurement; Principles of GIS; Society, Politics & Sustainability; Urban Planning 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Fire Risk Engineering BEng (Hons) DEN or IIYT Computer-Aided Modelling Techniques; EAP; Introduction to Maths & Structure; Principles of Fire Safety Analysis & the Practice of Fire Safety Design & Regulation; Risk Management 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) DEN or IIYT Cells & Biomolecules; Chemical Analysis; Chemistry 1; Civil & Criminal Procedure; EAP; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry 1; Physical Chemistry 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Business BA (Hons) DBM or IIYT Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business; EAP; Essentials of Managing Human Resources; Financial Management for Decision Makers; Management Issues & Concepts; Society, Employability & Business 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% IT Management for Business BSc (Hons) DCO or IIYT Database Development; EAP; Financial Management; Project; Management Issues & Concepts; Object Oriented Analysis & Design; Programming 2 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) DEN or IIYT Control & Instrumentation Systems; EAP; Electrical Systems; Engineering Design & Analysis; Integrated Engineering Studies; Manufacture & Materials; Mathematics 2A; Mathematics 2B; Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) DBE or IIYT Contractual & Commercial Knowledge; EAP; Key Quantification & Technology Skills 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Real Estate BSc (Hons) DBE or IIYT Construction & Property Contracts; Construction Technology 2; EAP; PMV Preparation for Placement; Property Development; Property Management; Urban Planning; Valuation of Property 2 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Software Development for Business BSc (Hons) DCO or IIYT Data Structures & Algorithms; Database Development; EAP; Human Computer Interaction; Object Oriented Analysis & Design; Programming 2; Project 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Postgraduate Degree Pathway(s) Specific requirements English level Final grade International Graduate Diploma, Integrated International Graduate Diploma (IIGD) and Pre-sessional Pre-Master's (PSPM) 3D Design for Virtual Environments MSc GDC, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Accounting and Finance MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Advanced Internetwork Engineering MSc GDC, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Applied Instrumentation and Control MSc GDE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Big Data Technologies MSc GDC, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Building Services Engineering MSc GDBE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Digital Fashion Strategy MSc
  • GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc GDE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Environmental Management (Waste, Energy, Water, Oil and Gas) MSc GDE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Fashion Business Creation MSc
  • GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Human Resource Management MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.5 with 6.0 in subskills 40% International Banking, Finance and Risk Management MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Business Management MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Fashion Marketing MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% International Project Management (Energy, Construction Management, Oil and Gas) MSc GDE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Luxury Brand Management MBA
  • GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Luxury Brand Marketing MBA GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Marketing MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Mechanical Engineering MSc GDE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Mechanical Engineering (with Design or Manufacture) MSc GDE, IIGD or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Multimedia Journalism MA GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 7.0 with 6.5 in subskills 40% Public Health MSc PSPM Compulsory project module, portfolio, interview and test 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Quantity Surveying MSc GDBE or PSPM Modules will vary based on background and experience 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Risk Management MSc GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules* 6.0 with 5.5 in subskills 40% Television Fiction Writing MA GDBM, IIGD or PSPM Progression is dependent on passing compulsory modules*. Portfolio, interview and test required 7.0 with 6.5 in subskills 40% Key
  • This degree is available at the GCU London campus only. There are more than 60 progression degree options at Glasgow Caledonian University. You can progress to any of these from one of our INTO GCU programmes. Below is a selection of some of the most popular. See pages 10-15 for more details on the pathways. Find comprehensive information on all academic programmes, degree options and progression requirements at: www.intostudy.com/gcu/courses 60+ progression degree options Please note: English level and academic progression requirements are correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print. In some circumstances, these may change throughout the year – please visit www.intostudy.com/gcu for the most up-to-date information. *
  • Compulsory modules: Business Research Methods & Skills; Changing Perspectives in International Marketing; Corporate Finance and Investment; English for Academic Studies; International Business Strategy; Leading Organisations in a Changing Global Context www.intostudy.com/gcu | 19 18 | INTO Glasgow Calendonian University 2019–2020
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