International Year One in Built Environment, Pre-Bachelor

International Year One in Built Environment, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 7 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


Features of the International Year One in Built Environment International Year One in Built Environment course offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University:

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Career Opportunities:

Careers cover a wide spectrum across the design and operation stages of domestic, commercial, industrial and leisure building types.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
  • Integrated (4 year, combines an undergraduate degree with the pathway programme)


Programme Structure

Core modules:
          • English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
          • Building Performance
          • Construction Measurement and Cost
          • Construction Technology
          • Foundation Mathematics
          • Mathematics for Technology

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • More details:
                    • Standard: 17 September, 7 January
                    • Extended: 18 June, 1 October, 15 October
                    • Integrated: 18 June, 17 September, 15 October, 7 January
                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 7 months
                    • Duration description

                      3 - 5 Terms (7 - 14 months)

                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                    Schedule IELTS

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                  Academic Requirements

                  Academic requirements: 
                  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
                  English requirements: 
                  • Standard - IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.
                  • Extended - 4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent; 4 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent; 5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.
                  • Integrated - Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. 
                  Age requirements: 
                  • 16 years and above.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    12995 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 12995 GBP per year and a duration of 7 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for Glasgow

                  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                  When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

                  All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

                  StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.