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Established more than 200 years ago ‘for the good of mankind’, the University of Strathclyde has always had a global outlook. Situated in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities – the University has a vibrant, international community and is home to more than 20,000 full-time students from more than 100 countries.


Schools & Focus

Strathclyde Business School

Strathclyde Business School is one of the largest and longest established business schools in Europe and graduates are in high demand in both the public and private sectors.

The business school is part of an elite group of schools worldwide to be triple accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Ranked as the best in Scotland, the Business School is internationally recognised for its excellence in research.

As part of their studies, students have the opportunity to study abroad, focusing on international business issues and developing skills in a foreign language. http://www.strath.ac.uk/business/

Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde is one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK and the largest in Scotland. It is renowned internationally for research, teaching quality and strong links with industry.

There are a wide range of subjects to choose from and students benefit from interactive lecture rooms and state-of-the-art laboratories within world-class facilities. The extensive links with industry allow students the opportunity to spend between three months and one academic year studying at a university  abroad, in locations such as Europe, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Australia, Japan and Singapore.

The Faculty achieves a consistently high graduate employment rate and all undergraduate courses are fully accredited by the relevant professional engineering institutions allowing graduates to become eligible for Chartered Engineer status. http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

The Faculty aims to produce graduates with a better understanding of the challenges facing the world today, ensuring that they are capable of succeeding in an increasingly complex technological age.

The Faculty includes one of Scotland’s top law schools and is Scotland’s largest provider of initial teacher education. It enjoys an excellent reputation in fields across the humanities and social sciences spectrum, producing highly influential research that impacts on society.

Students are provided with the opportunity study abroad with a number of exchange initiatives available in countries throughout Europe, the USA and New Zealand. All courses are accredited by the relevant professional institutions. http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science covers all the major scientific disciplines from the life sciences, through chemistry and physics, to computer science, mathematics and statistics. 

A strong research base underpins teaching and the many links with industry, the NHS and international partners ensures students have the opportunity to work on placements, locally or abroad, to gain work or research experience.

The research intensive environment and modern teaching methods make the Faculty an exciting place to learn. http://www.strath.ac.uk/science/

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Fees & entry requirements

Information about fees can be found at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/tuitionfees/

For information about entry requirements, see our prospectus http://www.strath.ac.uk/prospectus/

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Scholarships

The University offers a wide range of scholarships to help students fund their time at Strathclyde – whether that’s for studying abroad, paying for undergraduate courses or for postgraduate studies. Awards are based on need, academic merit or sporting talent.

In addition, more than 150 fully-funded PhD studentships are available. Each studentship covers the home tuition fee (or the international fee for many awards) and provides a maintenance grant of at least £13,950 per year for up to 3.5 years. 

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International partnerships

The University collaborates with a wide range of leading universities including Stanford, MIT, and the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA; Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; the International Medical University in Malaysia and several universities in China, including Tsinghua, Harbin and Shanghai Jiao Tong.

The University has more than 200 collaborative agreements with institutions in around 50 countries – and more than 2000 informal links globally. Strathclyde has students from 100 countries and offers courses through overseas partners, and is home to the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools.

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Research strengths

Research is of central importance in everything Strathclyde does. It informs the University’s teaching and helps it make a difference to business, industry and society as a whole. 

Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre is transforming the way the institution works with its partners. The University’s advances in research output and quality have been significant.

Strathclyde stands out from the crowd as one of the top 20 research intensive universities in the UK.

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) showed Strathclyde leapt 14 places UK-wide.

Areas of expertise:

1. Energy

Developing solutions to global energy challenges is at the heart of Strathclyde’s research. It has the largest university electrical power engineering and energy research grouping in Europe. Together with industry, Strathclyde is working in areas of global importance, from advanced renewable energy technologies and smart grids to leading-edge design for marine and aerospace electrical networks. The University plays a pivotal role in research, teaching and knowledge exchange and aim to help address the shortage of engineers in the energy sector. Strathclyde is a member of the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), an alliance of Scottish universities chaired by our Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald. With more than 250 academics and 700 researchers, the ETP is one of the largest power and energy research networks in Europe.

2. Future cities

The role of cities and their impact on our lives has never been more important. Future cities research at the University of Strathclyde focuses on improving the quality of the city experience and quality of life in cities globally. With more than half the world's population now living in cities, Strathclyde’s aim is to improve quality of human life across the world and enable current and future cities to be understood in new ways. The University does this through research, working with commercial organisations, local, national and international governments. Key research themes are: sustainable city planning and implementation; risk and resilience; urban health and e-health; business models, finance and economic analysis; urban data analytics; evidence-based public policy and public service innovation; ultimately, the University wants to make cities across the world better places to live, work, learn and invest.

3. Health

Strathclyde’s health research supports the delivery of better disease prevention, more effective treatments and production of advances in health through technology. The University is working with health services, businesses and policy makers to address the world-wide need for earlier and more accurate disease detection and better treatments, as well as disease prevention throughout life. Strathclyde provides a single hub for expertise in our areas of core strength: medtech; biomedical imaging technologies; medicines; assistive technologies; global public health. Whether you are a clinician or in business, Strathclyde can build a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to respond to your specific needs. The University provides a flexible approach that can include a one-off research project, collaborative research and development or the formation of a consortium of stakeholders with common interests.

4. Manufacturing

The University brings together leading academics and industrialists from across the UK and internationally to find quicker, more effective and more sustainable ways of manufacturing products to address global engineering challenges. Strathclyde manufacturing researchers are at the forefront of presenting considerable new industrial opportunities to address global engineering challenges, including: water purification and desalination; drag reduction in aerospace; and space-derived services. Its researchers are working closely with industry to provide long-range technology foresight and a pipeline of innovative ideas for turning fundamental engineering science into new wealth, creating technologies that will transform industry in 10-20 years. This is multidisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering science.

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Employability

The University’s close links with business and industry, combined with access to company scholarships, help to give its graduates a head start in their careers. Statistics show that 92.7 per cent of its 2009/10 full-time, UK undergraduates were in employment or further study six months after graduating.

Strathclyde also incorporates careers advice and development training as an integral part of its courses, and organises Scotland’s largest graduate recruitment fair each year.

Strathclyde’s collaborative approach is also developing students and graduates through research-led teaching and unrivalled industry engagement, bespoke executive education and continuous professional development.

Technology and Innovation Centre

The University has always had close links with business and industry, and its new Technology and Innovation Centre is taking partnership to a new level. The Centre brings together world-class academics with partners from industry and business to find solutions to challenges including climate change, healthcare and sustainability, while bringing major employers to the University’s doorstep.

Strathclyde’s approach is already transforming the way researchers in academia and industry collaborate – accelerating the development of new technologies, helping companies compete on the world stage, and informing public policy. With key members including SSE, ScottishPower and the Weir Group, and University-wide partners including Babcock, Rolls-Royce, EDF and Gamesa, the University stands at the intersection of research, industry and academia.

The Technology and Innovation Centre works in parallel with the University’s other global research centres in other areas, including the development of power networks and smart grid technologies; advanced manufacturing for the aerospace, energy, marine and automobile industries; and the development of more effective and sustainable methods of manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

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In your country

The University is home to students from 100 countries, and the students and staff have an international outlook in all that they do. Strathclyde also offers many of its courses through overseas partners, including the renowned Strathclyde MBA which is available through nine international centres.

For advice for international students, visit http://www.strath.ac.uk/sees/infoint/orientation/

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Contact us

John Anderson Campus

16 Richmond Street

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G1 1XQ

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United Kingdom

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Key facts & figures

  • Strathclyde has a community, drawn from more than 100 countries, of 22,000 students and more than 3,000 staff.
  • Home to Scotland’s largest Faculty of Engineering.
  • Scotland’s largest provider of teacher education.
  • Home to the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland.
  • Strathclyde Business School is among the few in the world - less than 1% of the total – to be endorsed by all three international accrediting bodies.
  • Strathclyde hosts the £89 million Technology and Innovation Centre, opened by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2015. The Centre is a hub for world-leading research that is transforming the way academics, business, industry and the public sector collaborate.
  • Strathclyde rose 14 places overall in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the UK Government benchmarking of university research, and was placed in the top 20 for research intensity.
  • A partner in the Glasgow Children’s University, which enables children aged seven to 14 to widen their skills and interests, while providing a new and innovative route towards further and higher education.
  • Host of the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, which offers support to schools around Scotland in their teaching of Chinese language and culture, and which was named global Confucius Institute of the Year in 2014.
  • Winner of Times Higher Education awards in three consecutive years: Entrepreneurial University of the Year (2013); UK University of the Year (2012); Research Project of the Year (2011).
  • Winner in the Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change category of the 2014 Green Gown Awards, made for sustainability in UK educational institutions.
  • Scotland’s top university for research partnerships with business, according to an Interface report covering the period 2005-2013.
  • An independent study by BiGGAR Economics found that Strathclyde’s partnerships with business and industry will offer a £1.4bn boost to the Scottish and global economies.
  • Home of the UK’s first Fraunhofer Institute – Europe’s largest contract research organisation - and Fraunhofer’s UK headquarters.
  • A strategic partner in the operation of the National Physical Laboratory, a global centre of excellence in measurement and materials science.
  • The only UK higher education institution involved in all four of the UK’s Quantum Technology Hubs, which explore the properties of quantum mechanics and how they can be harnessed for use in technology.
  • A partner in four of the UK Government’s seven Catapult centres: Offshore Renewable Energy; High Value Manufacturing; Satellite Applications and Future Cities.
  • Alumni include: John Logie Baird, inventor of the world’s first television; James Blyth, the wind energy pioneer; David Livingstone, the medical missionary and explorer; Henry Faulds, originator of fingerprint identification, Dame Elish Angiolini QC, former Lord Advocate of Scotland; Sir Tom Hunter, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Paralympic cycling gold medallist Aileen McGlynn OBE and Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Sir Brian Souter.

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