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Disclaimer – Programme Information

The Glasgow School of Art


Programme and Course Specifications

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programme Specifications are intended to help you choose your course of study at GSA. All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by our Admission Terms and Conditions and Enrolment Terms and Conditions and to submit to the procedures of GSA’s rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. A copy of the current regulations is available at: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/about-gsa/our-structure/academic-services/student-regulations/

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the specifications but it is subject to alteration without notice. GSA will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in the specifications. GSA, however, reserves the right to make variations to the content or methods of delivery of courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by GSA. If GSA discontinues any course, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide suitable alternatives. In the event of industrial action or other circumstances beyond the control of GSA that interferes with its ability to provide these courses or services, GSA will undertake to minimise disruption as far as is practicable.

GSA specifications are normally published prior to the academic year to which they relate. Any changes such as newly announced programmes or changes to contact details will be incorporated into our website. Changes may be made to entrance requirements during the summer months ‘before commencement of the admissions cycle to which the Programmes relate (“Admissions Cycle” commences in September each year and refers to when students commence their programme). These changes will be incorporated into our website prior to September. No changes will be made to entry requirements after commencement of the Admissions Cycle.

Regarding the above, every effort has been made to ensure that information provided on the GSA website is accurate and up to date. However, content is maintained locally at departmental and other levels and some information is always subject to change. 


Programme amendment or withdrawal 

GSA endeavours to run all programmes as advertised at the beginning of the application cycle, being the period of time when we accept applications to study a particular programme (“an Application Cycle”). However, GSA cannot guarantee that places will be available for any particular programme. All programmes run subject to a minimum number of students registering for the programme and academic staff being in place to run the programme. Therefore, in exceptional circumstances, GSA may withdraw a programme during an Application Cycle.

If a programme is withdrawn or altered, then GSA will inform any applicants at the earliest opportunity of the withdrawal or significant change. In cases where a programme is withdrawn completely then all offer holders will be offered the closest alternative that is available. If an alternative programme is not available, then Admissions will offer advice regarding any other suitable programmes.

If an applicant does not wish to accept an offer of a replacement programme or GSA is unable to offer a replacement programme, GSA will withdraw the application.

In the event that an application is withdrawn due to a programme alteration or withdrawal, GSA will offer a full refund of any application fee and/or deposit paid.

Programmes may occasionally be advertised and accept applications prior to full approval by the University of Glasgow, GSA’s validating body. In these cases, it will be made clear on GSA’s website and in the offer letters that the programme is subject to approval. In the unlikely event that the programme is not approved then all applications will be withdrawn and applicants offered an opportunity to apply for an alternative programme where one is available.