University of Strathclyde

Key Info

QS Ranking 276
Intake Periods September 2024, January 2025

About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde want you to have the best experience while studying.

Located in the heart of the city, our campus is a short walk away from two main line train stations, a bus station and the subway to help you get around the city and the rest of the UK.

Scotland’s largest city will be the backdrop to your studies, giving you instant access to world-class architecture and attractions, a diverse culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and outstanding shopping. Known as the ‘Dear Green Place’, Glasgow boasts more than 90 parks and is a UNESCO City of Music, home to the OVO Hydro – one of the world’s busiest concert venues.
The world’s top travel guides have consistently named Glasgow as a must-visit destination – and we couldn’t agree more!

*The place of useful learning*
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university with around 30,000 students from over 140 countries.
We have been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching for mor than 200 years, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
We’re the first university to win the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year title twice (2012 & 2019) and almost 90% of research produced by the University of Strathclyde has been rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

*We are investing in your future!*
Over the course of the current decade, we are transforming our campus by investing £1 billion to create a first-class working and learning environment for our students.
Our £31 million sports centre, Strathclyde Sport, provides state of the art training, fitness and wellbeing facilities for students, staff and the local community. The centre includes a 25-metre swimming pool, fitness suite with capacity for over 180 people, sports halls, squash courts, dance studio and treatment rooms.
Strathclyde students can also to enjoy our new £60 million Learning & Teaching building, which is located in the centre of the campus. Designed with students and staff in mind, the new hub includes leading-edge teaching facilities as well as providing a new home for student support services, our Strathclyde Doctoral School and the Students’ Union.

Founded in 1796 as a ‘place of useful learning’ the University of Strathclyde is a leading technological University based in the heart of Glasgow.

For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path. The university offers over 200 postgraduate programmes and each of its four faculties – Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Strathclyde Business School – work closely with business, industry, government, and policymakers, supporting an enviable track record of making technologies and innovation applicable for the benefit of society.

Responding to global challenges, Strathclyde leads national and international partnerships in research, working alongside other leading academics and global business partners.

The University is transforming its campus to create a first-class working and learning environment. The £31 million Strathclyde Sport building provides a range of sport and wellbeing facilities for students, staff, and the local community. The £60 million Learning & Teaching building is a collective space for all students and staff and home to the student support services, Strathclyde Doctoral School and the new Strath Union.

Strathclyde wants you to feel right at home. There is more or less everything you need on campus and for anything else, you have an entire city to choose from.

  • Scottish University of the Year 2024 (Daily Mail University Awards)
  • University of the Year 2024 Runner-Up (Daily Mail University Awards)
  • Queens Anniversary Prizes 2019, 2021 & 2023
  • Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2023 – Triple E Awards
  • Almost 90% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent – REF 2021
  • University of the Year 2012 & 2019 (Times Higher Education Awards)
  • Scottish University of the Year 2020 (The Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 & 2021
  • Scottish University of the Year 2020 – Good Unviersity Guide
  • University of the Year (Times Higher University, 2012 and 2019)
  • 12 top 10 subjects in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • 4th in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • 31st out of 130 – Complete University Guide 2024
  • 8th in the UK – Daily Mail University Guide, 2024
  • In the Guardian University Guide, Strathclyde remains in joint 16th position overall for the second year in a row. In 2021, they were 18th overall. This is their fourth consecutive year in the top 20



Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

“In addition to an excellent academic environment, I have felt constantly supported at every step of the way right from the time I set foot on campus”

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“Strathclyde provides high quality teaching across a great variety of courses, and an impressive array of societies within the Student Union. Everyone is welcome – if you decide to study at Strathclyde, you’ll be given fantastic support throughout and will experience first-class teaching.”

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University of Strathclyde Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Construction, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, Health Science, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Marketing, Mathematics, Media and Communications, Media Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Statistics, Supply Chain and Logistics, TESOL

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