Glasgow Caledonian University


Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

Academic excellence

GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.

  • We have academic schools offering high quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
  • We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
  • We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
  • We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club

Outstanding student experience

Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:

  • The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
  • Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
  • No.1 for degree completion in Scotland for a modern university (HESA 2016)
  • £30million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
  • Representation from the GCU Student Association
  • All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
  • GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
  • GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices

Applied research

Our world-leading and internationally excellent research addresses societal challenges to help people to build inclusive societies and lead healthy lives in sustainable environments.

  • We are top modern university in Scotland by research power (REF 2014)
  • Top 10 in the UK for world-leading social work and social policy impact (REF 2014)
  • Top 20 in the UK for allied health research (REF 2014) at world-leading and internationally excellent standards
  • Top 20 in the UK for built environment research impact (REF 2014)
  • Leading UK recipient of Erasmus+ research funding to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe

Innovating for social and economic impact

We deliver applied research and knowledge exchange solutions to private, public and voluntary sector partners.

  • GCU is committed to responsible business and social benefit to generate knowledge exchange and consultancy opportunities
  • We are building a successful model of co-created work-based education programmes with business partners
  • We generate nearly £1billion worth of economic and social benefit for the UK economy every year and more than £880million to the Scottish economy annually (BiGGAR Economics)
  • Scotland’s first accredited Living Wage University Employer

Engaging globally

With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, and partners in Oman, Bangladesh and Africa, we are extending our global impact and engaging in new ways with learners and communities including:

  • An award-winning international student experience
  • 96% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016)
  • Our Chancellor is Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus
  • GCU has an alumni community of 128,000 graduates based in 140 countries.
  • Partnerships in China, India, South America and Oman
  • Opportunities to study abroad and student exchange support
  • European research and collaboration

Affiliations & Awards

Glasgow Caledonian University has been the recipient of a number of awards.

Recent awards include:

GCU designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global network of universities and colleges, and is one of only 30 in the world and the first in Scotland.

National awards for our Caledonian Club

The Caledonian Club has won the Education Award at Business in the Community’s 2016 Annual Responsible Business awards. They have won a number of other awards, including the Times Higher Education Award 2009 for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year as well as the Herald Society Award for Education Initiative of the Year.

Leaders in environmental practices

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices.

Leaders in preparing students for employment

Glasgow Caledonian University’s outstanding work in preparing our students for employment has been highlighted as best practice in a new report from the Confederation of British Industry, Future Fit.

GCU achieves HR Excellence in Research Award

The University has been formally recognised for its commitment to promoting gender equality by attaining the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)’s prestigious Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

GCU has gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission in recognition of the University’s commitment to the career management and skills development of its researchers.

Double Success at the the 2011 NUS Scotland Awards

The Students’ Association was named University Students’ Union of the Year at the NUS Scotland Awards 2011, with Andrew Craib also winning Course Representative of the Year.

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MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), our degree is recognised internationally. In addition to these top professional accreditations, our programme is the only MSc which will provide you with 'Yellow Belt Recognition' on graduation. [+]

MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management In today's global market companies need managers with an understanding of international business and sustainable practice focussed on the challenges and opportunities in operations and logistics. Our graduates have specialist knowledge and techniques to manage, evaluate and improve the sustainability of international operations and supply chain. The primary aim of this programme is to provide a broad, analytical and integrative study of international operations and supply chain management. Specifically, the educational aims are stated as follows: To develop skills to critically analyse development in the international business and geopolitical environment from an interdisciplinary perspective; To develop critical appreciation of the theoretical concepts, principles strategies, policies and practices relevant to international operations and supply chain environments; To develop skills to apply the knowledge, approaches and methods to address strategic and operational management challenges in an international context; To explore contemporary and emerging themes pertaining to business operations, projects, logistics and supply chain management through interdisciplinary investigation; To cultivate an evaluative and critical approach to theory and practice relating to responsible leadership across operations and supply chain management; To develop leadership potential and skills relating to managing operational changes in increasingly diverse and international workplace organisations; To facilitate life-long career development skills through personal development planning, practical experience and critical reflective self-development techniques; To develop a critical understanding of research techniques and methodologies and apply these to an independent dissertation project relating to an appropriate topic; To develop personal and transferable skills related to independent... [-]