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International College Prospectus 2015-16Your pathway to the University of Glasgowwww.glasgow.ac.uk/gic
ContentsUniversity of GlasgowWelcome 4
University of Glasgow 6
Glasgow International College 8
Your pathway starts here 10
Teaching that transforms 12
Welcome to our family 14
Love GlasgowLiving in Scotland's largest city 18
Your home away from home 20
A day in the life of a GIC student 22
Your pathway to a bachelors degreeFoundation Certificate in Business 26
Foundation Certificate in Engineering 28
Foundation Certificate in Science 30
Foundation Certificate in Social Sciences
Choose your bachelors degree 34
Your pathway to a masters degreePre-Masters for Business, Social Sciences and Law
Pre-Masters for Science and Engineering
Choose your masters degree 42
Next stepsExtra information 46
Insure your studies 47
How do I apply? 48
Application form 49
What next? 51
With a 560-year history, Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in
the English-speaking world
94% graduate employment rate
A member of the Russell Group of leading UK
3rd for learning overall in the Russell Group (International Student Barometer, 2014)
In the top 5 for overall student satisfaction
(Lloyds Satisfaction Survey, 2014)
6th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide, 2014)
Top 5 in Russell Group for student-staff ratio (Guardian
University Guide, 2015)
Shortlisted for the Times University of the Year, 2014
Club 21 offers advice, guidance and work placements with
global and local companies
World top 100 university (Times Higher Education World
University Rankings, 2014) 3
I am delighted you are considering Glasgow International College and we will support you as you prepare to become a University of Glasgow student.
As a former alumni of the University myself, Glasgow is a wonderful place to study. But dont take my word for it find out for yourself!
Dr Douglas Aiton College Director Glasgow International College
We are committed to being a truly international university and our links with Glasgow International College are important in supporting this goal.
We hope you will be taking the first steps towards joining us at Glasgow and becoming part of this wonderful institution, and we wish you every success in your future studies with us.
Anton Muscatelli Principal and Vice-Chancellor University of Glasgow
Quadrangle, Main Building
University Main Building
Fraser BuildingCloisters Learning together
Inspiring greatness The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It has inspired the minds of seven Nobel Laureates, one Prime Minister and the countrys first female medical graduates. With past graduates including the economist, Adam Smith, and the innovator of television, John Logie Baird, Glasgow alumni have been achieving greatness throughout history.
University of GlasgowThe University of Glasgow has been one of the UKs most respected centres of education for over 560 years. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, Glasgow has a clear global vision that is set firmly in the future.
A modern outlookWhile proud of its history and traditions, the University is continuously developing and looking to the future. Since 2001, 300 million has been spent on improving the facilities, with another 160 million invested by the end of 2015. Its goal is to create an academic and cultural district for its 25,000 students, incorporating Glasgows fabulous museums and galleries with the University's impressive history.
Unique academicsGlasgow prides itself on its reputation of excellent academic quality. A true supporter of research-led teaching, the University is proud to be a frequent prizewinner and recently received The Queens Anniversary Prize for innovation. With more than 600 undergraduate degrees, Glasgow offers one of the largest degree selections of any university in the UK.
Transforming the worldFrom life in space to mapping the human brain, Glasgow is a major research institution, which is always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The research community supports development, training and entrepreneurship around the world, including influential projects such as the Large Hadron Collider, the worlds biggest scientific experiment.
A network for your futureThe University has links to over 4,500 employers and its Club 21 Business Partnership Scheme offers students work placements at over 170 businesses around the world, such as Santander and T-Mobile. The Universitys Career Service hosts hundreds of networking events which help over 94% of Glasgow graduates to find work or further study within one year of graduating.
Student communitiesThe Glasgow University Union has frequently been voted the Students Union of the Year (Club Mirror Awards) for its exciting entertainment events and supportive societies. Dont miss the infamous Daft Friday, an annual all-night Christmas party which has a history that dates back to 1909. A second Students Union, The Queen Margaret Union is a prime venue for live music, culture, drama and fashion events.
Sports and fitnessThe Universitys Sport & Recreation service offers an impressive daily timetable of exercise classes and sport sessions, as well as state-of-the-art facilities including fitness suites, squash and tennis courts, and a 25-metre swimming pool. The University has one of the highest numbers of sports memberships among British universities and many international students enjoy playing and competing in the university teams.
International supportWith staff and students from over 120 countries, Glasgow is truly international and has many student societies dedicated to different countries, world languages, cultures and religions. The international student support team provides advice on welfare and social matters, specifically for international students. They are highly trained in immigration, employment and finance issues and are always ready to help you settle into Glasgow life.
Find out more about the University of Glasgow:www.glasgow.ac.uk
* Sunday Times University Guide, 2015 Guardian University Guide, 2015
in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies
at undergraduate level
in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
at undergraduate level
in the UK for Biological Sciences at undergraduate level*
in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology at
Glasgow International College
Fantastic resourcesAs an International College student, you will be able to access top-quality facilities available at the University:
An impressive collection of more than 2.5 million books and 30,000 e-journals covering a variety of academic subjects, the library also provides over 2,200 study spaces, a social learning area, hundreds of computers and an on-site caf.
Excellent sports facilities at the Stevenson Building and Garscube Sports Complex provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for all students, and with two student unions offering over 100 clubs and societies, you are sure to have the full University of Glasgow student experience.
Find out more about the International College:www.glasgow.ac.uk/gic
Based on the Universitys main campus at Gilmorehill, Glasgow International College (GIC) is your gateway to preparing for a bachelor's or master's degree at the University of Glasgow.
Other university campuses
Dumfries campusThe Dumfries campus is set in the historic town of Dumfries in the south-west of Scotland, surrounded by natural beauty and rich with local Scottish culture. Degree subjects offered at this campus are: Environmental Stewardship Health and Social Policy Primary Education with Teaching Qualification
Find out more about Dumfries:www.glasgow.ac.uk/prospectuses/dumfries
Garscube campusJust four miles north of the main Gilmorehill campus in Glasgow, the Garscube campus is home to the University's School of Veterinary Medicine, the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and the popular Garscube Sports Complex.
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