Privacy Policy

Programme Information 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.

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.

Privacy Statement

This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) website and explains how this information is treated. If you choose to request information from this site you may need to pass personal data to GSA through this site.

Where you actively provide personal data to the GSA by completing a web form, this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data. The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998.

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site to other non-GSA sites nor the content of external internet sites. The information collected:

Web Forms
You may be asked to provide personal information to gain access to specific services or information. By supplying such data you consent to GSA storing the information for the stated purpose.

Log files
GSA's website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, other than to log your IP address, the files requested, time and date of file access, and the browser version used. This information will only be accessible to authorised agents of GSA. The information will only be used for the purpose of (a) managing the site system, (b)  the identification of broken links, and (c) troubleshooting faults.

Cookies are small text files passed to your computer by the web server via your browser, and may be used to collect information to help identify you and prepare customised pages for you. Cookies may remain on your computer either for the duration of the session or indefinitely. You can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies.

The GSA makes use of Google Analytics to produce statistics on website usage: which helps us to improve our site and the experience of our users. Google Analytics uses cookies in this process.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.