Students who earn a BSc (Bachelor of Science) have the opportunity to begin a career in their chosen field of study. A BSc in both science-related and non-science fields can be earned at schools all over the world.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.
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There is a ready market for graduates with a mathematical training, in recognition of both their specific skills and their broad analytical expertise. In particular, there’s an ever-increasing need across professions for graduates who not only have quantitative skills but also know how to use them – that combination is what this course delivers. [+]
There is a ready market for graduates with a mathematical training, in recognition of both their specific skills and their broad analytical expertise. In particular, there’s an ever-increasing need across professions for graduates who not only have quantitative skills but also know how to use them – that combination is what this course delivers.
What makes Mathematics at Stirling special?
Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Since 2011, Stirling teams have been participating in an international competition:Organised by COMAP (USA) it gathers teams from all over the world (8843 in 2017) Teams work for 96 hours to solve a real-life problem and to produce a report Teaches research, and leadership skills Excellent selling point for your CV – two of our graduates got their jobs partly thanks to their participation! The first Scottish university offering this to students In 2017, four teams (out of 5 teams entered) in top 9% in the world In preparation for the 2018 competition which runs from February 8-12, there are 12 students in training in Autumn 2017 ... [-]
This programme allows you to qualify as a social worker, eligible for professional registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and other UK Care Councils. [+]
Social work is a rewarding but challenging career, allowing you to work with people from all backgrounds, and covering everyone from children to older adults. It's all about supporting those individuals in society who need help underpinned by a commitment to social justice.
What does being a social worker in the 21st century involve? A recent report called for social work professionals to become more autonomous and critically reflective - these elements are at the heart of this programme.
The BA (Hons) Social Work Programme offers a research-informed, challenging and comprehensive curriculum that enables students to develop as critically aware and effective social workers across all areas of practice. We use a wide range of innovative teaching methods that allow students to build the requisite knowledge, skills, and values for social work; this includes extensive contributions to teaching and learning from our partners in the local authority, voluntary and third sector agencies.... [-]
This fascinating and varied programme can lead to careers in healthcare, food and water industries, biotechnology, the environment, pharmaceuticals, and research. [+]
Microbiology is the study of organisms that are too small to be seen by the naked eye but which have a profound effect on our lives.
Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, and protozoa can sometimes be harmful and cause infectious diseases. Others are beneficial and are exploited by biotechnology industries to produce food, alcoholic drinks, and drugs.
Until recently many clinicians thought of the diseases caused by microorganisms as largely being solved. This assessment was too optimistic and microbiology is re-emerging as a critical science to face new challenges from organisms that no longer respond to conventional antibiotic treatment or vaccination programmes.... [-]
This is the only Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)-approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland. [+]
Food Bioscience is the application of biological and related sciences to food issues; food bioscientists are much in demand to ensure food quality, safety and security.
This is the only Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) - approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland; it satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Institute. It is also approved by the Royal Environment Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) to meet the pre-registration academic standard for the Scottish Food Safety Officers' Registration Board.
We are the only institution in Scotland to offer this type of programme and have the strongest emphasis of any Scottish university on food and its development. You will learn about food composition, the effect of chemicals and additives on consumers and food safety as well as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, and nutrition, combined with key industry skills and an understanding of food legislation.... [-]
Graduates go on to careers in research and development, for example in research institutes or in industries such as pharmaceuticals and biotech. [+]
The Cell and Molecular Biology programme focuses on how human cells function in health and disease. The surge in biotechnology industries in Scotland has led to predictions of a rise in employment in this sector and excellent career prospects for graduates.
Knowing how molecules, cells and organs interact enables biologists to more fully understand the factors that control cell growth and division, what makes some individuals more susceptible to disease than others and the development of more accurate diagnostic methods and new drug therapies or cures.
The programme covers physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and genetics, cellular communication, drug action and molecular medicine. You will engage in high levels of practical scientific work improving your laboratory skills, including a five-day practical molecular biology workshop.... [-]
This programme provides a stimulating and challenging education in applied psychology using real-life examples and is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). [+]
In Psychology, we describe, explain and predict thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
The focus of this degree is to apply the core psychological material of research methods, cognitive, social, developmental, personality and biological psychology to real-life applications.
You will cover all areas of applied psychology with a focus on mental health, forensic, counseling and health psychology. You can choose to exit with a named degree in BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling), (Forensic) or (Health), provided you take specific modules.
Modules are taught through various specialist laboratories, seminars and lectures and all students take a work-based learning in psychology module where they relate work experience to psychological theory.... [-]
The first Software Development Tech Industry Gold degree on offer in Scotland. Study with direct engagement from employers in the leading IT firms you aspire to be a part of and prepare for a career as a professional software developer. [+]
Accredited by: BCS Tech Gold Tech Partnership
GCU is the first university in Scotland to offer this innovative Tech Industry Gold Programme, which is accredited by the Tech Partnership.
The programme has been developed in co-operation with leading UK employers to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to become a professional software developer.
Studying on this programme you benefit from direct employer engagement in the form of Industry Insight Lectures, project case studies, participation in UK-wide competitions, attendance at employer-student events, work placements and networking opportunities with students from other universities. You will acquire the right balance of technical, interpersonal, project management and business skills needed as a software developer. In addition, you will have many opportunities to showcase your abilities to employers.... [-]
Study the Real Estate degree and graduate with Chartered Institute membership. Accredited by RICS, the degree can take you into property management, quantity surveying, property valuation, and industrial and residential real estate. [+]
Accredited by: RICS
This programme prepares students for a career as Chartered General Practice Surveyors, professionals involved in the valuation, management of property, as well as investment in and development of property across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors. They may also be involved in structuring the deals for sales and acquisitions of properties.
Study Real Estate at GCU and you will gain the knowledge and experience to undertake property valuations, carry out development appraisals, provide advice on property investment, manage property assets, real estate sales and acquisitions and to become a Chartered Surveyor. You'll also benefit from a one year paid work experience which you can use towards RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) status. The BSc Real Estate degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the course qualifies you for RICS graduate membership.... [-]
The highly sought-after Quantity Surveying degree is available part-time and is designed for trainee quantity surveyors and estimators. The degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building. [+]
Accredited by: CIOB RICS
Quantity Surveyors are an essential link between the designer and contractor on construction projects, providing key advice on costs and contracts.
Quantity Surveyors require a wide range of skills and knowledge covering the financial, legal, managerial, economic and communicative aspects of a project from inception to completion.
The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). These accreditations provide graduates access to RICS and CIOB membership via the graduate routes. All second-year full-time students have the opportunity to spend one week in Europe as part of their studies.... [-]
The first IT Management Tech Industry Gold degree available in Scotland. Study computing and business together and qualify for an exciting range of computer programming, business analyst and project management roles. [+]
Accredited by: BCS Tech Partnership
GCU is the first Scottish university to offer the Tech Industry Gold Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree.
The Tech Partnership, working with the UK government and industry, established the ITMB degree in 2005 to meet the demand in the workplace for managers with a combination of both strong business management and technical computing skills. The programme was designed in consultation with major employers in this area including BT, Capgemini, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, IBM, the Ministry of Justice and the NHS. The course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of business-centred information systems and an awareness of the business models, needs and organisational structures which these systems support. Students study modules from across the computing and business subject areas. Employers are involved throughout the programme, taking part in guest lectures, career mentoring and networking events. Additionally students are encouraged to undertake industry placements. The Tech Partnership community also provides opportunities for interaction with fellow students across the UK.... [-]
Top up your health and safety qualifications with this one year, part-time degree course. Accredited by IOSH and taught by experts in the industry, the Health, Safety and Environmental Management degree can enhance your CV over a short period of time. [+]
Accredited by: IOSH
This is a one-year top-up degree (for those who hold a BA or BSc in Occupational / Health and Safety Management) for the Health and Safety Professional who wishes to gain further understanding, and academic qualifications, in these areas. Incorporated within this degree, is a dissertation where the student can focus on a particular area of personal or professional interest. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Health (IOSH).
Graduates from the course will be well prepared to go on to pursue careers in a wide range of organizations including the local authority, manufacturing, construction, off-shore and insurance companies.... [-]
This is the official Health and Safety Management degree course. Graduates can choose from a number of the responsible position including Health and Safety manager on a building safety or construction project. [+]
Accredited by: IIRSM IOSH
This professional qualification is aimed at individuals aspiring to responsible positions as Health and Safety Management practitioners; it satisfies the academic requirements for graduate level membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Graduates from the course have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of organizations including the local authority, manufacturing, construction, off-shore and insurance companies. Jobs have been secured as health and safety officers or consultants, training consultants, and within the Health and Safety Executive.What you will study
This is a two-year programme (Level 2 and Level 3). Each year runs from September to August and is divided into three trimesters. Each trimester students take two modules (classes). Students attend these modules one day per week from 1 pm - 8 pm (Thursday). There are a total of 12 modules.... [-]
Study Forensic Investigation and choose from careers in criminal investigation, environmental protection, forensic science or chemical research. Graduate with a chemistry degree and Associate Member status with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). [+]
Forensic Investigators produce evidence that can be used in a court of law. This programme will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience of scientific methods for the investigation and solving of crimes.
GCU has recently invested more than £1.5 million to create state-of-the-art chemistry and biology laboratories where students gain invaluable practical experience in using modern instruments, such as a DNA analyser, ultra powerful microscopes and mass spectrometers.
This programme provides you with a firm grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of the chemical and biological sciences, with forensic staff consultancy casework discussed throughout. You will have the opportunity to spend up to a year at one of our partner institutions in Europe or the USA.... [-]
Become one of the first to complete this fire assessment, safety, and technology degree in Scotland. Designed in partnership with the Fire and Rescue Service, the Fire Risk Engineering degree is accredited by the Institute of Fire Engineers. [+]
Accredited by: MIFireE EC
Fire Risk Engineering is a relatively new discipline within the construction industry, driven by developments in fire safety legislation.
The GCU programme - one of the few offered in the UK - was developed in close partnership with the Fire and Rescue Service. It is unique in its focus on fire safety design and regulations. It was the first in the UK to achieve academic exemption by the Institution of Fire Engineers at MIFireE level.
The course has also been approved by the UK Engineering Council for IEng standard route and partial fulfillment of CEng standard route. Risk management, forecasting, problem solving and communication are all part of the programme, which has strong links with consultants and regulators who share their knowledge through guest lectures, case study materials, and site visits. A number of Fire and Rescue Service Officers are associate lecturers.... [-]
Study Environmental Management and the effective management of waste, energy, water, land and social issues. Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. [+]
Accredited by: RICS CIWEM
Environmental matters are a key consideration for any company. Environmental management graduates understand the impact on the environment of construction and regeneration and the need for the effective management of waste, energy, land resources and social issues.
The programme is unique in providing you with an opportunity to focus on personal interests within a variety of specialisms, ranging from waste management, geographical information systems, contaminated land, social inclusion, enhancing the countryside, energy efficiency and transport policy.
You will have the opportunity to carry out a work placement in the UK or in Europe, as well as opportunities for industrial placements in India and America. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).... [-]