Glasgow Caledonian University: Statistics

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#1050 of 14,131 In the World
#395 of 2,785 In Europe
#80 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#9 of 18 In Scotland
#3 of 5 In Glasgow
#82 of 1,018 For Optometry
Top50% For 133 other topics
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Acceptance rate
23%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.gcu.ac.uk
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate23%
Admissions RequirementsScottish Certificate of Education (SCE) with 3 passes at Higher ('H') grade and 2 passes at Ordinary/Standard grade, or 4 passes at 'H' grade. General Certificate of Education (GCE) with minimum 2 Advanced 'A' level passes plus 2 Ordinary ('O') level/GSCE. International Baccalaureate and other foreign equivalents. Foreign students, IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 560 minimum score
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - January; February-May)

We've calculated the 23% acceptance rate for Glasgow Caledonian University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Glasgow Caledonian University has published 11,418 scientific papers with 239,291 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Law, Environmental Science, and Physics.

Publications
11,418
Citations
239,291

Glasgow Caledonian University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,173 / 151,340
Medicine
5,911 / 147,606
Biology
5,376 / 133,125
Computer Science
5,361 / 114,180
Engineering
5,050 / 100,079
Political Science
4,625 / 95,599
Psychology
4,503 / 117,240
Law
4,323 / 92,830
Environmental Science
4,199 / 89,741
Physics
4,068 / 73,882
Sociology
3,778 / 85,484
Business
3,370 / 66,627
Chemistry
3,196 / 82,258
Philosophy
3,111 / 64,775
Mathematics
2,752 / 67,323
Economics
2,596 / 47,062
Pathology
2,580 / 75,217
Quantum and Particle physics
2,466 / 44,472
Geography and Cartography
2,440 / 51,363
Statistics
2,170 / 55,415
Psychiatry
2,114 / 60,115
Geology
2,057 / 44,198
History
1,989 / 39,715
Nursing
1,968 / 46,494
Archaeology
1,745 / 38,219
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,733 / 32,845
Biochemistry
1,724 / 55,426
Genetics
1,723 / 43,587
Neuroscience
1,622 / 39,615
Management
1,568 / 34,834
Development Studies
1,560 / 27,236
Surgery
1,537 / 43,547
Linguistics
1,520 / 30,696
Ecology
1,499 / 30,951
Paleontology
1,482 / 35,024
Physical Therapy
1,443 / 43,108
Social Psychology
1,354 / 40,874
Materials Science
1,323 / 21,265
Art & Design
1,317 / 25,755
Optical Engineering
1,295 / 21,579

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 1
1991 0 3
1992 1 6
1993 66 7
1994 123 59
1995 179 113
1996 180 224
1997 196 300
1998 197 465
1999 202 624
2000 260 836
2001 220 1012
2002 211 1281
2003 225 1727
2004 294 2089
2005 305 2545
2006 327 3094
2007 384 3865
2008 385 4786
2009 368 5569
2010 453 6648
2011 440 7809
2012 448 9165
2013 512 10822
2014 518 12301
2015 500 13308
2016 577 13583
2017 554 15262
2018 577 15518
2019 549 17916
2020 609 21229
2021 701 27547
2022 645 27004
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for Glasgow Caledonian University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Duration Tuition Cost (GBP)
Bachelor's Degree 3 years £9,250 per year
Master's Degree 1 year £13,500
PhD 3-4 years £4,410 per year (UK/EU), £13,500 per year (International)

Glasgow Caledonian University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorate Business Administration, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Social Studies

Glasgow Caledonian University alumni

  1. Hassan Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Glasgow Caledonian University
    1990-1995 graduated with Master of Philosophy in law
    1995-1999 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in constitutional law
    Occupations
    clericpoliticiandiplomatinternational forum participantlawyer
    Biography

    Hassan Rouhani is an Iranian Islamist politician who served as the seventh president of Iran from 2013 to 2021. He is also a sharia lawyer ("Wakil"), academic, former diplomat and Islamic cleric. He has been a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts since 1999. He was a member of the Expediency Council from 1991 to 2021, and also was a member of the Supreme National Security Council from 1989 to 2021. Rouhani was deputy speaker of the fourth and fifth terms of the Parliament of Iran (Majlis) and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council from 1989 to 2005. In the latter capacity, he was the country's top negotiator with the EU three, UK, France, and Germany, on nuclear technology in Iran, and has also served as a Shia mujtahid (a senior cleric), and economic trade negotiator.

  2. Drew McIntyre

    Drew McIntyre
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Andrew McLean Galloway IV is a Scottish professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Drew McIntyre; he will move to the Raw brand beginning May 8, 2023.

  3. Thabo Mbeki

    Thabo Mbeki
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Glasgow Caledonian University
    In 2000 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki is a South African politician who was the second black president of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008, when he resigned at the request of his party, the African National Congress (ANC). Before that, he was deputy president under Nelson Mandela between 1994 and 1999.

  4. Anna Sloan

    Anna Sloan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    curler
    Biography

    Anna Sloan is a Scottish curler. She was the longtime third for the Eve Muirhead rink. Representing Scotland, they won the 2011 European Championships, the 2013 World Championships, and the 2017 European Championships. Representing Great Britain, they won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and finished fourth at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

All 24 notable alumni

Glasgow Caledonian University faculties and divisions

School : Business and Society Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Education, Commercial Law, Economics, Finance, Information Management, International Business, Journalism, Law, Leisure Studies, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Parks and Recreation, Retailing and Wholesaling, Sports Management, Tourism
School : Engineering and Built Environment Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia, Power Engineering, Robotics, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
School : Health and Life Sciences Biology, Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Food Science, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacology

General information

Alternative names GCU
Founded 1993
Accreditation Quality Assurance Agency
Motto For the common weal

Location and contacts

Address Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow, G4 0BA
United Kingdom
City population 626,000

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