Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)

Introduction

GCU London is a professional postgraduate university campus of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), located in an ultra-modern environment in the heart of London. Situated in Spitalfields, one of London’s most attractive locations, GCU London is in proximity to the capitals globally recognised financial and fashion industries.

The campus offers a range of MBA and MSc courses, high quality teaching and links with international businesses. GCU London provides students with an enriching and diverse learning experience underpinned by a vibrant international, intellectual and cultural life. We attract students from over 56 countries, from a range of backgrounds from all corners of the world.

Career Focus

Our university is an institution which believes "careers come first". Excellence in education lies at the heart of our mission; therefore, we aim to equip our students with the necessary skills to excel in their chosen professions by offering high quality, flexible and accessible learning.

Campus and facilities

The campus provides a leading-edge learning environment, which harnesses the latest technologies and offers modern teaching space for lectures, small-group study, and social learning.

GCU London is committed to delivering a high-quality student experience through award-winning support services, and promotes employability and global citizenship in our graduates.

GCU London is ideally situated a short walk from Liverpool Street station. A range of accommodation is available close to the campus.

The campus also features:

  • Award-winning student support
  • Internationally renowned professors
  • Modern urban style campus set over four floors
  • Small-group teaching rooms
  • Library facilities, including digital access
  • Breakout lounges
  • Roof terrace with 360 degree views of London
  • Group learning spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Video conference rooms
  • State of the art computer facilities, including Apple Macs
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

MSc Construction Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Developed with the support of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the MSc Construction Management at GCU is accredited by four professional bodies and focuses on developing sustainable construction methods and innovative management practices. [+]

Developed with the support of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the MSc Construction Management at GCU is accredited by four professional bodies and focuses on developing sustainable construction methods and innovative management practices. This programme offers a wide choice of modules which cover the skills which modern construction professionals need in order to meet the challenges of the industry. It also provides recent graduates and experienced professionals with an outstanding opportunity to upgrade their skills in order to enhance their career opportunities. The programme allows students the scope to develop a bespoke skillset by their selection from the range of elective modules we provide. The MSc programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing successful MSc graduates to progress directly to the assessment of professional competence. A semester system operates at GCU, each of which comprises fifteen weeks. During the semester, there are twelve teaching weeks and three weeks during which examinations are held. The taught modules cover the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) stage of the degree. All modules are also delivered by means of web-based learning. This choice is open for experienced professionals, but recent graduates will receive guidance in the selection of appropriate modules. Students who successfully complete the PgD stage (comprising eight modules) have the opportunity to progress to the preparation of a dissertation for the award of MSc in Construction Management. Attendance can be full-time (1 year), part-time (2 years) or by distance learning (2-5 years). Course Structure Semester A Core: Construction Organisation and Project Practices; Research Methods Electives: The Management of Health and Safety in Construction; Construction Dispute Resolution; Value Management; Construction Economics; Development and Project Economics Semester B Electives: Construction Financial Management; Project Management; Construction Markets and Procurement; Strategic Management in Construction and Property; Managing the Construction Process; Project and Development Risk; Contract Administration Core module: Dissertation. Accreditation The course is accredited by four leading professional bodies: the Association for Project Management (APM); the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). [-]

MSc Digital Fashion Strategy

Campus Full time 1 year

This 12 month academic programme is unique globally as it focuses on the strategic adoption, integration and optimisation of technology specific to the diverse needs of the fashion sector. Developed in consultation with senior industry stakeholders, this innovative course aims to develop graduates to be the digital thought leaders of the future. [+]

The British School of Fashion is proud to have the worlds first MSc in Digital Fashion Strategy at its GCU London Fashion Street campus, based in the heart of East London. This 12 month academic programme is unique globally as it focuses on the strategic adoption, integration and optimisation of technology specific to the diverse needs of the fashion sector. Developed in consultation with senior industry stakeholders, this innovative course aims to develop graduates to be the digital thought leaders of the future. This will be achieved through the programme’s distinctive trans-discipline approach to learning and an emphasis on industry engagement with Honorary Professor Masterclasses, on-campus networking events, live company project briefs, industry visits and a credit bearing internship. Programme Description Digital is a rapidly growing and evolving sector, and this is clearly evident within the fashion industry whereby traditional models of supply and demand are being challenged and transformed through technology. The British School of Fashion, alongside the British Fashion Council and Innovate UK, identify that these changes translate into a considerable gap in knowledge and skills within both academia and industry. Therefore, the MSc Fashion Digital Strategy has been created specifically to fill this gap. The programme team undertook six months of intensive research and consulted with a variety of industry representatives from fashion, media, retail, academia, technology, investment and government in order to ensure the structure and content of the programme were right for the market. The results of the development research indicated that the nascent nature of the digital fashion sector required a unique approach. Therefore, three key features are evident: Integrated - digital is not an 'add on', we believe that technology can, and should, be a point of differentiation and therefore be embedded holistically at both a strategic and operational level across all business functions Co-creative - due to the emergent nature of the subject area, participants of the programme will co-create new knowledge through the critical evaluation and evolution of traditional academic frameworks as applied to live industry collaborative projects Hybrid - the course will enable its graduates to develop the innovative blend of creative and analytical skills required to facilitate the transformational change involved in the digitisation of fashion businesses. Why Choose This Programme The MSc Digital Fashion Strategy offers a distinctive balance of academic rigour and industry practice throughout its teaching and assessment, which is facilitated through its network of Honorary Professors, Practitioners in Residence and research active staff. This course is the first of its kind globally and therefore its graduates will have a first mover advantage in the marketplace and be instantly distinctive. Knowledge and skills related to digital strategy are very much increasing in demand globally and the application of this within the fashion sector further enhances employability prospects. Industry participants involved in the course development research indicated that as a result of its credit-bearing internship, innovative structure and industry focus, they expect the graduates of the programme to have jobs secured before they complete. Career options for graduates of this programme include: digital strategists, digital managers, social media managers, e-commerce managers, content managers, innovation managers, brand managers, marketing managers, online visual merchandisers, bloggers, consultants, and entrepreneurs. [-]

MSc Fashion Business Creation

Campus Full time 12 - 16 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc Fashion Business Creation is a pioneering, distinctive programme, integrating the latest academic research insights in fashion and business generally, with practical experience drawn from high-level connections within the industry. [+]

The MSc Fashion Business Creation is a pioneering, distinctive programme, integrating the latest academic research insights in fashion and business generally, with practical experience drawn from high-level connections within the industry. The programme includes a critical review of the anatomy of a fashion business and examines the process and actions associated with strategy development and implementation within new and developing fashion areas. Students will develop a sound understanding of global advancement strategies, including how to create and market a fashion brand in todays digitally-focused world. They will also have the option to deepen further their insight into fashion strategies by completing an internship or industry consultation project thanks to GCU Londons strong links with leading organisations within the fashion industry. On graduation, students will be well positioned to set up and run a successful fashion business enterprise, or take an existing business into a new phase of growth and development. Why Choose This Programme We'll help you develop your intellectual skills together with the contemporary skills and practices needed to excel in the industry. You will also build a wider appreciation of management issues, such as globalisation and sustainability, while developing branding and marketing skills. You will have access to mentorship programmes via our Honorary Professors and be taught in dynamic environments such as Masterclasses and through collaborative industry briefs. There will be a live fashion business on campus, where you will be able to observe a fashion enterprise first hand. You will also be able to attend our career enhancing Industry Speaker programme, which runs throughout the first and second semester. On graduation youll be well positioned to set up and run a successful fashion business enterprise, or take an existing business into a new phase of success. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the Retail Trusts interest free, seed funding prize. [-]

MSc Global Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc Global Marketing has been designed to provide you with an integrated knowledge of the contemporary theories and practices utilised within industry. You will acquire the tools and techniques necessary to build a successful marketing career within the growing global business environment. You will develop knowledge in key areas including consumer behaviour, marketing planning, branding and the use of digital technologies. [+]

In designing this programme, the University has built on decades of both academic and practitioner experience in the area of marketing, to produce a degree which reflects the increasingly global dynamic of modern business. The MSc Global Marketing has been designed to provide you with an integrated knowledge of the contemporary theories and practices utilised within industry. You will acquire the tools and techniques necessary to build a successful marketing career within the growing global business environment. You will develop knowledge in key areas including consumer behaviour, marketing planning, branding and the use of digital technologies. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the cross-cultural challenges within international business and you will develop the knowledge, marketing expertise and personal skills crucial within global marketing. The MSc Global Marketing programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of emerging themes and contemporary challenges faced by marketers operating in a global environment and the strategies, policies and practices key to address these challenges. You will enhance your student employability through participation in a wide-range of teaching and learning experiences including integrative case studies, group projects and presentations and industry speakers. [-]

MSc in Risk Management

Campus or Online Full time 12 - 16 months January 2017 United Kingdom London

Industry-recognised and double-accredited (Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management), our programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist. [+]

Industry-recognised and double-accredited (Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management), our programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist. Study is available full-time or by distance learning. Programme Description In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing global business environment, the management of risk requires a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience. The MSc Risk Management programme provides an in depth understanding of risk and their application in practice both for financial and non-financial organisations. Students will learn both theoretical and practical understanding of risk including risk measurement and modelling using computer software (e.g. Palisade Decision Tools). In addition, we subscribe to several industry linked databases (e.g. Thomson Reuters EIKON) that students can use in their study and research. Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), this programme is designed to provide you with the skills to excel in a role as a risk manager, risk and insurance manager, risk analyst or clinical risk manager within a variety of organisations and sectors. You will develop the ability to establish risk policy and structures for business units, design and review processes for risk management, develop risk response processes including contingency and business continuity programmes. Our programme is based on current research and publications in the field, and taught by staff who understand the key concerns of managers in both the private and public sectors. This programme is offered full-time and by distance learning at our London and Glasgow campuses. You can start your studies either in September or January. Why Choose This Programme? Unlike other Risk courses available across the UK, our Risk Management degree is unique as it takes a holistic and enterprise-wide view on risk covering both management and financial aspects of uncertainty and vulnerability. GCU is one of the world's leading centres for the provision of risk management education, consultancy and research, with more than twenty years' experience in the field. Since 1982, our programmes have attracted students from around the world. Working closely with colleagues in industry and commerce, as well as the main professional and trade bodies, the university developed the first undergraduate degree in Risk Management in Europe. Additionally, we arrange study tours for the students in several key locations in London (e.g., Lloyd’s of London, Bloomberg, etc.). Furthermore, the students will get the opportunity to attend several industry conferences and seminars held in London. Programme Structure Whether by distance learning or on-campus study, the programme combines taught modules and a Masters Dissertation. You may switch from distance learning mode to campus-taught mode (on more than one occasion if you wish) provided that you do so prior to the commencement of the Trimester. Note that the fees may be different for each mode of delivery. Contact us for details. Modules Enterprise Risk and Modelling Global Perspectives on Risk Risk Financing and Insurance Business Continuity and Crisis Management Ethics and Corporate Governance Personal and Professional Development Research Methods Dissertation Our Research in Risk Current and applied research is essential underpinning for a high quality postgraduate programme. Our academic staff are involved in a broad range of risk-related and business-focused research and publication. Recent research projects carried out by staff include a government funded study into risk assessment relating to private finance initiatives in the construction industry, a survey on employment risks in conjunction with Marsh UK Ltd , a report on the risks associated with e-commerce, for the Association of British Insurers, and a series of reports and briefings for the Association of Local Authority Risk Managers. Some of the areas in which staff research and publish include: Corporate governance Insurance Risk regulation Occupational health and safety Employment risks Risk assessment and management of Private Finance Initiative projects Public sector risk management Healthcare risk management Financial risk management [-]

MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

Campus Full time 12 - 16 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

A challenging and dynamic sector, the financial services industry requires graduates who can manage across an array of main bank operations, as well as understanding global finance, risk management and ethical decision making – issues essential to modern financial services companies. [+]

A challenging and dynamic sector, the financial services industry requires graduates who can manage across an array of main bank operations, as well as understanding global finance, risk management and ethical decision making – issues essential to modern financial services companies. Our triple-accredited MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme offers exposure to a broad range of contemporary banking subjects such as: banking, finance, bank operations, and banking risk management, financial regulations and securities and their use in the banking firm, as well as the practical application of financial and analytical techniques so that our students are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide. Programme Description We work closely with leading financial services organisations to ensure our programme reflects current issues in the international financial market. Our programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of domestic and international bank operations, financial risk management, and investment banking, as well as the practical skills in financial and analytical techniques and their use in banking. By combining the latest academic thinking with a focus on current industry practice, we ensure our graduates are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide. Our diverse teaching team has academic, industry and research experience across a wide range of disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also benefit from our well-established links with the financial services industry, who contribute to the programme through guest lectures, masterclasses and live case studies. Our programme is designed to enhance career prospects for both graduates pursuing a career in banking and finance and practitioners currently in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise. Modules Bank Management Bank Operational Risk and Global Operations Management Ethics and Corporate Governance Issues Financial Services Regulation Financial Securities Analysis Personal and Professional Development Research Methods Dissertation [-]

MSc International Fashion Marketing

Campus Full time 12 - 16 semesters January 2017 United Kingdom London

Succeed at the next level with a practical and creative Master's degree. Focus on core concepts and principles of fashion marketing coupled with contemporary international issues, integrated fashion communications, global marketing and brand management. [+]

Succeed at the next level with a practical and creative Master's degree. Focus on core concepts and principles of fashion marketing coupled with contemporary international issues, integrated fashion communications, global marketing and brand management. Programme Description Fast-paced, exciting and innovative, the MSc International Fashion Marketing will provide you with the international business knowledge along with the creative and practical marketing expertise to succeed in today's increasingly competitive and global fashion industry. Our programme's unique design incorporates a broad curriculum focusing on the core concepts and principles of fashion marketing and then provides a specialist focus on the contemporary international issues within fashion marketing, logistics, buying and merchandising, fashion business analysis, integrated fashion communications, consumer insights, marketing planning, brand management. Designed to challenge and inspire, our programme is intensive and academically challenging. You’ll analyse relevant academic theories and apply models, tools and techniques to real fashion marketing situations. We’ll encourage you to critically develop independent, inquiring and creative approaches to strategic fashion marketing issues and problems. You can start in September or January at our Glasgow or London campus. EPAS Accredited MSc International Fashion Marketing is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) and is the only fashion programme worldwide to receive this distinction of high quality education. Benchmarked against international standards. GCU is one of just 69 international institutions to have EPAS accreditation, and was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) agenda. EPAS accreditation is a key achievement of Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS) and gives MSc IFM graduates the assurance that they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the fashion marketing industry as well as being recognised internationally for their excellent Master’s education and experience. CIM Accredited The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Glasgow School for Business and Society has joined forces with CIM to give our students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications through their Multi Award Pathway (MAP). CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and MAP alongside our own degrees, ensures we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career. Course Overview This programme has been designed in consultation with industry to offer the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in the international fashion marketing arena. The university prides itself on creating a friendly and highly supportive learning environment for all its students. We incorporate the latest academic marketing thinking and theories to ensure the programme is leading edge in all respects. All teaching and learning on the programme is supported by cutting edge e-learning technologies. Teaching is delivered in small groups allowing students to develop their own environment of shared learning and for individual learning needs to be addressed by tutors. Modules are designed to relate directly to real-world business and to give students opportunities to learn about potential career areas. The programme provides students the opportunity to attend Masterclasses from marketing practitioners and leaders of industry. [-]

MSc International Management and Business Development

Campus Full time 12 - 16 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc International Management and Business Development provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by managers operating in an international organisational environment as well as the strategies, policies and practices key to developing existing or new businesses in a responsible manner. [+]

Developed in response to the growth of globalisation, the programme advances your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in international management and business development, whilst developing your ability to adapt these across different cultural environments. The MSc International Management and Business Development provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by managers operating in an international organisational environment as well as the strategies, policies and practices key to developing existing or new businesses in a responsible manner. You will extend your knowledge and expertise in management and business development in an international arena through studying leadership and strategic development. You will also gain insight into the policies and techniques applicable to managing people and processes to deliver sustainable business performance. Central to the programme is the development of personal and professional competence with an emphasis on managing self and others, responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship. The international aspect is essential and interwoven in all modules of the programme, addressing the ever-increasing global and intercultural aspect of organisations. The programme offers extending the knowledge in business development through developing competence in change management and entrepreneurship. The concept of business development within the programme includes both developing existing business (franchising, continuous improvement, internationalising etc.) and starting new business (entrepreneurship and start-ups). Professional Accreditations The course is accredited by a professional body; Chartered Management Institute (CMI). [-]

MSc International Project Management

Campus Full time 12 - 16 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The professional project manager must deliver projects on schedule, on budget, to scope and with the right quality. This MSc develops the multi-faceted skill set needed to manage international projects successfully and delivers expertise laid down by the accreditation of four prestigious professional bodies. [+]

The professional construction project manager must deliver projects on schedule, on budget, to scope and with the right quality. This MSc develops the multi-faceted skill set needed to manage international construction projects successfully and delivers expertise laid down by the accreditation of four prestigious professional bodies. This MSc provides recent graduates and experienced professionals with an outstanding opportunity to upgrade their skills in order to enhance their career choices. The demand for project professionals, especially those with project management education and training, is growing rapidly. Demand in many regions is exceeding supply, as more companies adopt a project management culture and project numbers continue to grow globally. Course Overview Developed by leading UK academics, this course is aimed at delivering the range of professional project management skills laid down by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Major multinational and overseas projects require professionals with multi-faceted skills who can operate in a variety of cultural and socio-economic settings around the world. This one year course provides a wealth of skills development in the areas of integration and scope management, corporate social responsibility, time and cost management, and international project finance. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it is highly relevant for those wishing to pursue a career in construction project management internationally. Indeed, a recent collaboration with Hill International has confirmed the course modular structure as being a suitable learning experience for international construction project managers. Course Structure The course covers key areas such as project management, managing the construction process, construction organisations and project practices, integration and scope management, value management, project and development risk, international construction project finance, and research methods. Prospects Many industries have seen exponential growth in recent years in both international and multinational collaborations. These projects require highly skilled professionals who are capable of taking up challenging roles in a range of specialist areas. Several students are attracted to this programme to widen their opportunities within the employment market, as MSc graduates are more likely to attract the higher end of graduate starting salaries. The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing successful MSc graduates to progress directly to the assessment of professional competence. [-]

MSc Luxury Brand Marketing

Campus Full time 12 - 16 months January 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme aims to provide an opportunity for graduates to study luxury marketing within a global context whilst also being aware of the wider responsibilities of businesses including responsible leadership. On graduation you’ll be well positioned to operate as a manager within an increasingly competitive and digitally orientated industry with an international scope. [+]

Our Masters in Luxury Brand Marketing is a programme which provides you with the specialist skills, industry knowledge and expertise necessary for a successful career in a niche and innovative industry. You’ll study a range of topics, providing a breadth of knowledge and understanding of marketing specifically related to luxury brands, with a focus on critical insights into luxury consumer behaviour, luxury branding and marketing communications and examination of legal aspects of branding within a luxury context. We’ll help you develop your intellectual skills together with the contemporary skills and practices needed to excel in the industry. There is also an opportunity to complete a work placement, volunteering work, desk based consultancy or even study abroad. Students are also given with the opportunity to engage in independent research through the research project. The programme aims to provide an opportunity for graduates to study luxury marketing within a global context whilst also being aware of the wider responsibilities of businesses including responsible leadership. On graduation you’ll be well positioned to operate as a manager within an increasingly competitive and digitally orientated industry with an international scope. The University has built upon a wealth of expertise in the luxury sector from our academic and honorary professors who come from and continue to work as leaders in industry. The primary aim is to equip students with a contemporary understanding of luxury brand marketing, in order to meet the needs of the luxury brand industry. It is intended that future graduates will be able to perform as professionals applying their knowledge, analytical and personal skills and competences in order successfully achieve jobs within the luxury brand sector. Programme Structure Our well-established links with industry together with current thinking and research has shaped the structure of the programme, which consists of 6 modules, plus a dissertation. [-]

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GCU London graduation, November 2015

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GCU London
40 Fashion Street
Spitalfields,

London, E1 6PX GB
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40 Fashion Street
Spitalfields,

London, England, E1 6PX GB