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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
Students should click above on "homepage" for more details.  In addition, please note below that this program has an early deadline of February 17, 2017.

The main aim of this programme is for students to gain knowledge and hands-on experience of forensic science practice and the criminal justice system in Scotland. The three week programme is run by staff/faculty at Glasgow Caledonian University in partnership with experts and institutions of the Scottish Criminal Justice System. The activities included in the programme are:
  • Lecturer series on aspects of forensic science and criminal justice in Scotland;
  • Hand-on laboratory experience in fingerprinting, drug analysis and hair & fibre characterisation;
  • Court visits;
  • Prison visit;
  • Police Force visit;
  • Fire Investigation Unit visit; and
  • Cultural programme – castle, distillery and more
The programme also includes three assessments to be completed during the time at GCU relating to laboratory practicals. The programme is equivalent to 3 US credits.  Students will be fully enrolled into the university and receive a transcript on completion of the programme.
The programme is suitable for undergraduates completing their sophomore/2nd or junior/3rd years in the area of forensic science, chemistry, biology and criminal justice. Other subjects will also be considered.
The dates for the 2017 programme are:
Arrival in Glasgow Thursday 6th July 2017
Registration       Friday 7th July 2017
Dates of course Friday 7th – Friday 28th July 2017
Depart accommodation Saturday 29th August 2017
Students will be staying in Buchanan View student accommodation located next to the University Campus (  The student accommodation is self-catering and given the close proximity of the University to the city centre, students tend to buy or eat out in the many bars, cafes and restaurants.  Accommodation comprises of a single en-suite room and shared kitchen/living space with four others. Rooms are cleaned weekly and include free Wi-Fi.
The fee for this program is £2318 or approximately $2905 (based on the current exchange rate).
The fee is inclusive of tuition, transportation (not including flights), student accommodation, field trips and cultural programme.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are not included.  
The 2017 application process is now open.  The application timeline is as follows:
Applications open November 2016
Application deadline 17th February 2017
Successful applicants receive offer letter Late February/Early March 2017
£250 non-refundable deposit due 17th March 2017
Final payment due 5th May 2017
Students receive visa invitation letter Early May 2017
More details of the programme and the full application process can be found on-line at  A short video of the 2016 highlights is also available on YouTube at


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates the Office of Education Abroad pre-approval deadline. Students will also need to meet the actual program application deadlines, which may be earlier. See the Getting Started page for more details.