The University of Strathclyde is located in the centre of Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest and most dynamic cities.
The city has more than 90 public parks and gardens, plus a thriving food and music scene with festivals held throughout the year.+20 museums and galleries
Bursting with culture and creativity, Glasgow has many vibrant areas and events to keep students entertained with, and hosts over 100 cultural organisations.
Excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, EU and overseas
Ranked the 8th best city in the world by Time Out magazine (The 48 best cities in the world 2019).
In 2019, the city was named the cultural and creative centre of the UK by the European Commission – ahead of London and Bristol.
110 minutes from Paris, 75 minutes from London
Glasgow: a city of change
“The modern side of the largest city in Scotland is blossoming, with dozens of formerly disused buildings reopening as galleries, bars, shops and restaurants, creating a bustling atmosphere” - New York Times 2017
“A city full of flair, its hard-nosed image is increasingly being eclipsed by its ever-growing reputation for creativity” - National Geographic 2017
About the University
Founded in 1796: over 200 years of history
Founder: Prof John Anderson – educational reformer with the goal of education for all
Scotland’s 3rd largest university: with approx. 22,000 students from over 150 countries, Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland.
+15,000 undergraduate students
+7,000 postgraduate students
A multi-award winning university
The University of Strathclyde, on top of being ranked 15th in the UK by The Guardian and 23rd in the UK by The Times, the university has also received further accolades:
University of the Year 2019 (Times Higher Education Awards)
Scottish University of the Year 2020 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
Queen's Anniversary Prize 2019 for excellence in energy innovation
Excellence in Professional Learning Award 2019 (General Teaching Council for Scotland)
Top 20 for research intensity in the UK in 2014 (Times Higher Education's analysis of Research Excellence Framework)
Voted best for Local Life by students (Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2020)
Top subject rankings
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 has awarded the University with top subject rankings.
A total of 16 International Study Centre progression degrees are ranked in the Guide’s top 10.
Top 10 subjects include:
Accounting and Finance
Subjects allied to Medicine
Communication and Media Studies
Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculties at the University
The University of Strathclyde has four outstanding faculty departments. They each have a unique and strong reputation for making technology that benefits society. Each faculty provides a supportive environment where students can choose from a range of courses within a field during their degree programme.
Faculty of Engineering
Strathclyde has one of the largest and best-equipped engineering faculties in the UK. The University is renowned internationally for its research, teaching quality and strong links with industry.
The Faculty of Engineering home to almost 6,000 students – over 4,000 undergraduate students, 850 postgraduate taught and almost 700 postgraduate research, making it one of the largest, and best-equipped engineering faculties in Scotland.
Excellent links with many industrial partners ensure that the faculty’s courses remain relevant and students are equipped with appropriate skills when they graduate.
With one of the largest undergraduate scholarship portfolios of any UK engineering faculty, the University’s industry partners can offer students the opportunity to apply for scholarships and internships. This enables students to get hands-on experience during their studies.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is a forward-thinking faculty that offers courses with a contemporary focus. Students graduate with the skills they need to make an impact in the world.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a forward-thinking faculty that aims to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills that increase understanding of the world.
Home to one of Scotland’s top law clinic.
Invested £38 million into state-of-the-art facilities.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is a launchpad to an exciting career in science. It covers all the major scientific disciplines, from life sciences, chemistry and physics to computer science, mathematics and statistics.
The Faculty of Science at Strathclyde covers all major scientific disciplines, from life sciences, chemistry and physics to computer science, mathematics, and statistics.
Based on the REF 2014 GPA scores, the Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for Physics research.
Facilities are excellent, with well equipped, modern laboratories and teaching rooms, plus 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment.
Strathclyde Business School
Strathclyde Business School is an enterprising and pioneering institution of global standing. It is one of only 102 triple-accredited business schools* in the world (accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS). *MBA Today News 2020.
One of only 102 business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS (MBA Today News 2020).
The number 1 Business School in Scotland (Based on the REF 2014 GPA scores).
Awarded a Small Business Charter Gold Award – one of only five universities in the UK to have the Gold Award, recognising its world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation, internationalisation and leadership.
The faculty has a strong reputation for effective working with business, industry and the public sector and Management Development Programme, which is a compulsory element to all of the degrees at Strathclyde, is highly valued by graduate recruiters. The programme is supported by key graduate employers, such as Barclays, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble and Ernst & Young.