Glasgow Caledonian University

Introduction

Glasgow Caledonian University has become one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The campus is self–contained and situated right in the heart of the lively city of Glasgow.

The University is made up of seven academic schools in the areas of business, health and science and technology. Caledonian Business School has a fine reputation for developing innovative programmes in areas such as Risk Management, E-Business and International Fashion Marketing. Our schools contain state-of-the-art laboratories and a number of renowned centres of excellence.

Close-knit community

Glasgow Caledonian University attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds, from local school leavers to PhD students from all over the world. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, modern and effective learning environment for all of our students.

Our strong commitment to increasing access to study and lifelong learning is illustrated by the fact that we have over 4,000 mature students and the largest number of part-time students in Scotland. If you choose to study at Glasgow Caledonian University, you will benefit from the university’s worldwide profile and have the opportunity to meet and get to know some of the many international students who are studying with us.

Our international students come from over 100 different countries throughout the world and bring with them a diversity and enthusiasm which undoubtedly enriches the Caledonian experience for everyone.

High-quality teaching

Glasgow Caledonian University has a well established reputation for providing high-quality teaching, learning and research which dates back throughout its founding institutions to 1875. All of our programmes are designed to offer students an effective combination of academic study and practical experience. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills essential for future career development, such as computing, foreign languages and communication skills.

Putting employability first

We offer a wide range of programmes, all of which have a strong focus on ensuring that our graduates have the opportunity to enter a successful career in their chosen discipline. This strong careers focus is illustrated by the fact that 95% of Caledonian students looking for employment found a job or went on to further study within six months of graduation.

Student-friendly environment

Caledonian University is rightly regarded as an extremely welcoming and friendly place in which to study. You’ll be on first-name terms with your lecturers and will benefit from our small class sizes and working on group projects with your fellow students. In addition to this, the university operates an open-door policy where students can drop in to talk with academics or support staff without an appointment.

Industry links

At Glasgow Caledonian University we have succeeded in building up strong links with industry over the years and many of the companies we deal with are world leaders in their field. These relationships benefit the university and our students in many ways. Not only do these companies employ our graduates and take student placements, they also work closely with the university on research and consultancy projects and have a strong input into the design and structure of our programmes.

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Programs

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Master

Master of Accounting and Finance Suite

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

During this program students’ competencies are developed through the study of leading edge accounting and finance practices and the development of relevant research skills. [+]

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) and Master of Finance (MFin) programmes have been designed as a comprehensive suite of programmes that provide students with a common core of knowledge, analysing international developments in the fields of financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance and financial management. This core supplies the foundation for students to investigate aspects of the subject that are of specific interest to them in depth. The student’s choice of specialisation will lead them to achieve one of our named degrees:Master of Accounting (MAcc)Master of Accounting (Corporate Governance)Master of Accounting (Oil & Gas)Master of Accounting (Internal Audit) - New for 2009/10Master of Accounting (Micro-Finance) - New for 2009/10Master of Accounting (Public Sector Financial Management)Master of Accounting (Social Entrepreneurial Finance) - New for 2009/10... [-]


MSc

MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland + 1 more

the MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme aims to arm graduates with the skills to understand and manage across an array of main bank operations. [+]

Programme Description

 

The global banking industry is currently undergoing a major restructuring and future managers will have to be aware of the importance of the banking industry to the economy, key risk management techniques and the links between banks and the more broadly defined finance industry. Of critical importance is that future bank managers have a holistic knowledge of bank operations – including the credit, liquidity and market risk departments. As a result, the MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme aims to arm graduates with the skills to understand and manage across an array of main bank operations.

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MSc Financial Services, Risk and Operations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland + 1 more

The MSc in Financial Services, Risk and Operations provides a unique opportunity to study the current operations and risk management practices within international financial institutions. [+]

MSc Financial Services, Risk and Operations

 

The MSc in Financial Services, Risk and Operations provides a unique opportunity to study the current operations and risk management practices within international financial institutions.

We work closely with the industry to develop content and deliver modules which are essential for the financial services. After completing the programme you will be equipped with the knowledge demanded for the fast-moving and dynamic financial services industry.

Given the current financial climate it is important that those entering the financial services sector to have a holistic knowledge of financial institution operations and the risks associated with these operations. Examples of key risks that you will study in detail while you are with us include the measurement and management of: credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk and operational risk. These risks will be placed in context of bank operations that give rise to these risks such as: asset transformation; bank lending techniques; liquidity management; asset liability management; the use of financial derivates, loan sales and securitisation. In addition, you will study financial service regulation, risk-based supervision and spend time analysing the measurement and control of capital.... [-]


MSc Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

This new programme - MSc Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management is designed for people who want to progress their career in supply chain management or logistics, in posts such as supply chain business analyst ... [+]

MSc Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management

 

All businesses have a supply chain whether they are manufacturers, service providers or in the public sector. The development of the Internet and the global marketplace and even the global economic recession have put a new business emphasis on supply chain management and logistics as companies try to compete and reduce costs. This has led to an increase in career opportunities in these functions.

 

This new programme is designed for people who want to progress their career in supply chain management or logistics, in posts such as supply chain business analyst, procurement manager, inventory controller, logistics coordinator or transport planner.... [-]


MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland Glasgow + 1 more

This programme MSc in Human Resource Management is designed for students who wish a career in Human Resource Management and require a qualification which will assist them to gain entry at a professional level. [+]

This programme MSc in Human Resource Management is designed for students who wish a career in Human Resource Management and require a qualification which will assist them to gain entry at a professional level. By the end of this programme, students will have gained a broad knowledge of HR/managerial activities and some opportunities for greater specialism in particular HR areas. Great emphasis throughout the programme is on the translation of student learning to the work situation and the development of (HR) professional, managerial and transferable skills. Effort has been made to ensure students engage in 'real life' issues through, for example, case studies, investigative projects and exposure to best practice.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Computer Networking

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

This programme MSc in Advanced Computer Networking is concerned with the design, implementation and administration of high performance computer network infrastructures and includes an examination of the methods [+]

This programme MSc in Advanced Computer Networking is concerned with the design, implementation and administration of high performance computer network infrastructures and includes an examination of the methods, techniques, tools and technologies used to develop such infrastructures.The programme includes all the material required for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) qualification. Cisco is the largest supplier of network products in the world and CCNP certification is the pre-eminent network professional qualification.University students who are unable to successfully complete all aspects of the Postgraduate Diploma may be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate. The MSc programme follows on from the PgD and requires the student to research and prepare an individual dissertation of a substantial nature. The programme commences in September, each year, with a summer school.... [-]


MSc in Energy & Environmental Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

The programme MSc in Energy & Environmental Management is designed to give a deeper understanding of the inter-relationships between the environment and topics such as energy technology. [+]

The programme MSc in Energy & Environmental Management is designed to give a deeper understanding of the inter-relationships between the environment and topics such as energy technology, environmental law, business strategies, policy and other areas. It focuses on environmental auditing, assessment and management procedures, as required by industrial and commercial bodies. Thus the programme emphasises the application of environmental knowledge, but pressures on the wider global environment are also studied. Furthermore, in order that students can better understand these applications, the basic principles of the various disciplines are also covered. The programme has a standard modular structure and a wide variety of teaching and asessment procedures are used.... [-]


MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

This one year, full-time MSc in International Business programme provides students with a common core of knowledge in the field of International Business, with a particular focus on the effects of national and international policy on organisations working in a global context. [+]

Programme DescriptionThis one year, full-time MSc in International Business programme provides students with a common core of knowledge in the field of International Business, with a particular focus on the effects of national and international policy on organisations working in a global context.

This foundation enables students to deepen knowledge during the second and third semesters in respect of subject matter that is of interest to them. To increase the international nature of the programme, we operate a close teaching partnership with HAN University in The Netherlands which provides students with diverse perspectives through joint workshops and research opportunities.In today’s world of increasing globalisation, International Business can no longer confine itself to the study of multinational corporations. Economic and political processes must be considered together with the role of international organisations (such as the World Trade Organisation, The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund) as well as consumers, organised labour and civil advocacy groups. The core of the International Business programme explores issues associated with national and regional policies, multi-national corporations and the internationalisation process.During the first semester, students develop critical perspectives on globalisation and the world economy through analysis of: the impact of trans-boundary issues such as the international trade policy environment; managing across cultures; the growth of global finance markets; and, the uneven development of the world economy. This enables candidates to develop a broad understanding of the macro environment in which organisations operate.The second semester focus narrows to the operational activities of international organisations (including multi-national corporations) and addresses international market entry within a context of increasing foreign direct investment. All students will prepare an International Business Plan. Students are also offered the opportunity to follow options in Finance or Human Resource Management, or, in some cases to participate in an exchange with our partner institute, HAN University. The student’s choice of option and dissertation topic will lead to the award of one of our three named degrees:... [-]


MSc International Banking and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland + 1 more

The MSc International Banking and Finance is intended for graduates who want to pursue a career in banking and finance and those with relevant industry experience who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise. [+]

MSc International Banking and Finance

 

The global banking industry is currently undergoing a major restructuring and future managers will have to be aware of the importance of the banking industry to the economy, and the financial techniques utilised within the industry. Of critical importance is that future bank managers have a holistic knowledge of bank operations.

The MSc International Banking and Finance is intended for graduates who want to pursue a career in banking and finance and those with relevant industry experience who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise. The programme is based upon the core principles of finance and banking allowing students from an accountancy, economics, finance and business background to extend their expertise in finance leading to more quantitative jobs with financial institutions. This also allows you to develop key skills in understanding and pricing of key financial assets utilised within the banking and finance sector.... [-]


MSc International Events Management (Full-time)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

The MSc International Events Management is grounded in the live practice of international events. Driven by international case studies, including the World Cup, Mardi Gras, Formula One and Glastonbury ... [+]

MSc International Events Management (Full-time)

 

The international events environment has witnessed both phenomenal growth and significant change in recent years.

 

These dynamic changes call for focused and innovative professionals who understand how to develop, market and manage within the local, national and international events arena. The MSc International Events Management is grounded in the live practice of international events. Driven by international case studies, including the World Cup, Mardi Gras, Formula One and Glastonbury, this programme is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge, critical capabilities and strategic skills essential to the field of international events. Practice is embedded throughout the curriculum to allow students to gain an understanding and appreciate of the complex workings of this industry with an internship and work experience programme allowing students to gain industry experience and allow for the contextualisation of theory into practice.... [-]


MSc International Events Management (Pt)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

The international events environment has witnessed both phenomenal growth and significant change in recent years. The MSc International Events Management will provide you ... [+]

MSc International Events Management (Pt)

 

The international events environment has witnessed both phenomenal growth and significant change in recent years.

 

These dynamic changes call for focused and innovative professionals who understand how to develop, market and manage within the local, national and international events arena.

 

The MSc International Events Management will provide you with a:

 

•diverse range of conceptual and management skills that you use can immediately in a rapidly professionalising global industry•relevant theory and academic rigour with a practical understanding of the industry in the field of events and festivals: locally, nationally and globally•opportunity to study via case study analysis, examining a wide variety of international events in such diverse fieldsas sport, culture, arts, politics, business and media Designed in full consultation with industry partners this programme delivers the necessary in-depth knowledge and skills to enable you to compete personally and professionally in the competitive arena of international events.... [-]


MSc International Fashion Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

It is designed to equip students with the essential international business knowledge, fashion marketing expertise and personal skills [+]

The MSc International Fashion Marketing programme is intensive and academically challenging. It is designed to equip students with the essential international business knowledge, fashion marketing expertise and personal skills demanded by businesses operating in today's increasingly competitive and global environment.The programme develops an ability to analyse relevant academic theories and apply models, tools and techniques to real fashion marketing situations. Students are encouraged to critically develop independent, inquiring and creative approaches to strategic fashion marketing issues and problems. The 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.... [-]


MSc International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland Glasgow + 1 more

This professionally-accredited MSc International Human Resource Management programme is a great choice for anyone who sees their future role in an organisation or context where the effective management of people at work matters. [+]

MSc International Human Resource Management

 

This professionally-accredited programme is a great choice for anyone who sees their future role in an organisation or context where the effective management of people at work matters. 

 

The programme is the first of its type in Scotland and is accredited by professional bodies in the UK and abroad, including the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD); The American Society for HRM (SHRM); and, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means that your professional career is underpinned by the knowledge, understanding and capability that will see you firmly on an incredible career path. ... [-]


MSc International Tourism Management suite

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

The international sector is constantly changing with advances in transport, sustainability, events, tourism, consumption, etc and requires constant innovation and expert managerial input. The Master of International Tourism Enterprise [+]

Programme DescriptionThe international sector is constantly changing with advances in transport, sustainability, events, tourism, consumption, etc and requires constant innovation and expert managerial input. The Master of International Tourism Management programmes have been designed as a comprehensive suite which provide a common core of modern management skills and knowledge of international developments in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. This core supplies the foundation for students to investigate specific aspects of the subject that are of interest to them in depth.During the one year full-time programme, students develop the competencies to co-ordinate the many complex factors involved in a management career in the international travel and tourism industry, including marketing, management and customer focused service. Students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge in a business context and to develop their transferable skills at a professional level, together with the self-awareness and personal development appropriate to graduate careers in business.The student’s choice of specialisation will lead them to achieve one of our named degrees:... [-]


MSc Management and Information Governance

Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 United Kingdom Scotland Glasgow + 1 more

This MSc Management and Information Governance programme spans the domains of management and information governance to provide students with an understanding of management within the modern business environment together with the ability to [+]

MSc Management and Information Governance

 

This programme spans the domains of management and information governance to provide students with an understanding of management within the modern business environment together with the ability to understand and apply information governance concepts to effectively manage information within organisations.   

The programme focuses on information from a business rather than a technical stance thereby producing graduates who have an understanding of business and management, and can interpret and understand business information requirements as well as specific information governance issues.   In addition, graduates will have the ability to assess the risks involved in retrieval and storage of information, and have knowledge of relevant legislative requirements to instil trust and confidence in business information. The globalisation of information governance is recognised in the processing and sharing of information across international boundaries and so an international perspective is taken to curriculum content and teaching and learning strategies within the programme.   ... [-]


MSc Management of IT Innovation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

Starting in September 2010 the MSc Management of IT Innovation (MITI) is an enhancement of our well-respected MSc Management of Information Systems (MIS) programme ... [+]

MSc Management of IT Innovation

 

Starting in September 2010 the MSc Management of IT Innovation (MITI) is an enhancement of our well-respected MSc Management of Information Systems (MIS) programme.

The role of information technology (IT) in organisations has profoundly changed.  Previously, IT was an important tool to support business activity.  In the current globally networked economy IT is now increasingly an organisational driver ie the technology itself is responsible for how business is actually conducted.

There is a scarcity of talented people with advanced knowledge and skills in both management/business and IT domains that businesses desperately need. Such people are key in bringing about innovation, transformation and value-adding enhancements within (and across) organisations through the application of IT.... [-]


MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc Marketing programme is intensive and academically challenging. It is designed to equip students with essential business knowledge, marketing expertise and personal skills demanded by businesses operating in today's increasingly competitive and global environment. [+]

The MSc Marketing programme is intensive and academically challenging. It is designed to equip students with essential business knowledge, marketing expertise and personal skills demanded by businesses operating in today's increasingly competitive and global environment. The programme develops an ability to analyse relevant academic theories and apply models, tools and techniques to real business and marketing situations. Students are encouraged to develop independent, inquiring and critical approaches to organisational and marketing issues and problems.

Is the MSc Marketing the right degree for you

Marketing encompasses the various activities and processes that meet customers' needs at the right price, time and place. It is an exciting and innovative field of study including a wide range of topics such as consumer behaviour, communications and promotion, branding, market research and strategic marketing. If you want an exciting, fast-paced career where you can make a real and immediate impact, the MSc Marketing degree can provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge. This intensive and rigorous postgraduate programme is designed for recent high-calibre graduates in non-marketing disciplines who wish to develop competences in marketing as a means of broadening their career opportunities. The aim of the programme is to develop graduates with the knowledge of business and marketing and applicable skills required for marketing and leadership positions in industry or the public services.... [-]


MA

MA Creative & Cultural Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Scotland

Today’s creative & cultural industries demand flexible people who know how these industries work as businesses, understand the legal and creative context, the centrality of ideas and the use of technology ... [+]

Today’s creative & cultural industries demand flexible people who know how these industries work as businesses, understand the legal and creative context, the centrality of ideas and the use of technology, and yet who have specialist skills too: this programme lets you choose these – from Design, Events, Fashion, Film, Heritage, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations & Communication, Sport, Tourism and TV. You can choose from all these specialisms because of Caledonian’s proven professional expertise in teaching these industries at postgraduate level.

 

 

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MA International Business Journalism

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

A flexible programme that can offer you an additional option such as Arts or Sports Journalism, among a range of other media and business classes - such as Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing [+]

Program Discription

Around the world business news is booming. The global economic downturn, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, international banking and insurance failures, rescue plans and state interventions on an unprecedented scale, have all driven business, financial and economic news on to the front pages of newspapers and websites, and to the top of the running order in TV and radio bulletins. Never before have the media demanded such in-depth business reporting, and never before have young journalists who can write and report clearly and with confidence on complex financial issues been in such demand. From Dubai to Mumbai, Sao Paulo to Seoul, Lagos to Karachi, the MA in International Business Journalism will aim to supply the world's local English-language media with this urgently-required new generation of well-informed business journalists.... [-]


MA Multimedia Journalism

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MA Multimedia Journalism at Caledonian includes all the key skills and knowledge you will need to begin a career in journalism. [+]

Program Description

Many newspaper and magazine organisations now expect new journalists to have the traditional skills of newsgathering, shorthand, writing, reporting and feature writing, plus the ability to shoot and edit digital video, present audio and video podcasts, as well as update and manage news websites, featuring news tickers, RSS feeds, email alerts. Broadcasters require all this too and ask for shorthand as well.

This course alone in Scotland can provide you with the introduction to all these skills to industry-standards based on our accreditation from both the NCTJ and BJTC (see below), our extensive teaching experience and cutting-edge facilities. You will also get the chance to explore an area of specialist journalism such as Arts, Sports, Fashion, or Business, in an option.... [-]


MA Television Fiction Writing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The teaching programme has been developed in close collaboration with the television industry, ensuring that a real workplace context and direct market relevance is maintained. [+]

Programme Description

Raw Talent, New Voices

Television is where the vast majority of practising screenwriters work and where there is an abundance of writing slots and creative opportunities. This award has been developed in close collaboration with the television Industry and wholly with its screenwriting needs in mind. Students will be taught by both academic staff and top TV scriptwriting practitioners. This programme forges an exciting new partnership between industry and education to produce the next generation of market-ready script writers for the 21st Century. Crucially, graduates will be capable of script development within the constraints and opportunities presented by a competitive global market for television drama.... [-]