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University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde was established more than 200 years ago and has a vibrant, international community with students from more than 100 countries. The campus is very compact and students can access university buildings, the library, sport centre and other facilities with only a 5-10 minute walk.

The University has recently been announced as Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019. They are the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time. The University of Strathclyde have also been recognised as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, and were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour awarded to their sector.

Strathclyde students are set to enjoy a new £60 million Learning & Teaching building due for completion in 2020 which will be located in the centre of the campus. Designed with students and staff in mind, the hub will include leading-edge teaching facilities as well as providing a new home for student support services and the Students’ Union.

Facilities 

Following a £1 billion campus investment, a brand new £31 million Strathclyde Sport centre has opened. The sport centre provides a range of health and wellbeing facilities for students, staff and the local community. The Centre offers state-of-the art training facilities, including a 25-metre swimming pool, fitness suite with capacity for over 180 people, sports halls, squash courts, dance studio and treatment rooms.

Faculties

Strathclyde Business School

Strathclyde Business School is one of the few institutions in the world to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIA (as of March 2019, 90 business schools have this status – source: MBA Today) and the first business school in Scotland to be awarded the Small Business Charter Award. 

Science

With a vibrant, internationally leading community, the Faculty of Science is proud to have five disciplines ranked top 10 in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. 

Humanities and Social Sciences 

The Strathclyde Law School offer unrivalled experiential learning opportunities that allow students to put theory into practice. The Law programmes offer students the ability to develop their legal skills and become a member of Scotland’s largest student-run Law Clinic. The multi award-winning Law clinic was founded in 2003 and is the first and the biggest of the existing Scottish law clinics. 

Engineering

Strathclyde are home to Scotland’s largest Engineering Faculty and their impressive multimillion-pound investments in engineering facilities gives students access to state-of-the-art equipment and work space in which to study. 

One of the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity, according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014, we are transforming the way academics, business, industry and the public sector work in partnership. Strathclyde received a five-star rating in a QS audit of universities’ key performance areas. 

Scholarships

Dean’s International Excellence Award:

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are offering a scholarship of up to £4000 for Canadian Postgraduate students who apply for one of their courses. This opportunity will allow students to use the scholarship towards their tuition fees. The deadline will be the 31stMay 2020.  

Location 

Scotland’s largest city is rich with culture and provides students with access to world-class architecture and attractions, a diverse culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and outstanding shopping. 

National Geographic named Glasgow as one of its 'Best of the World' destinations, while Rough Guide readers have voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city! Time Out also named Glasgow in the top ten best cities in the world. 

If you are interested in studying at Strathclyde, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors to find out more.

Student population: 20,000

Number of international students: 4,000

City population: Population of about 1.2 million people (760,000 in city)

Location: city center campus, in the center of Glasgow one of the biggest cities in the UK

Closest airports: Glasgow International airport 25 mins by bus (also Glasgow Prestwick flies to Europe)

Date of establishment: 1796

Areas of expertise:  Business, Engineering, Law & International Relations, Education, Biomedical & Forensic Science

Cost of Tuition per year: from £15,300 (2020/21)

Accommodation cost: starting cost £98 per week, on campus

Notable alumni:

  • John Logie Baird (inventor of television)
  • Thomas Graham (formulated the Law of Diffusion of Gases)
  • James Young (driving force behind the creation of today’s oil refinery industry)
  • James Blyth (Wind energy pioneer)

January 15th deadline

If you're thinking of applying, consider applying before January 15th! While generally the 15 January UCAS deadline doesn't apply to international students, there are some exceptions and it helps to beat the rush of UK/EU students who will be submitting.  

We can help you apply ASAP!

Strathclyde Announces 2016/17 Scholarships for PGDE Studies

The University of Strathclyde's Dean's International Excellence Awards for both the PGDE Primary and Secondary programs are now open! Up to 50 of these awards are available, with funds of £2,000 for students gaining a 2.1 or equivalent, or of £3,000 for students who have a first class equivalent, in their Undergraduate degree. Faculty scholarships of £1,500 are also available to international applicants who do not meet the Dean’s Award criteria. 

Strathclyde MBA Rises in Rankings

The University of Strathclyde Business School’s full time MBA program has been ranked in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2016, rising 17 places to the 63rd spot, despite competing with noteworthy business schools in countries such as the US, Asia, Australia, Canada, and across Europe. This position continues to see Strathclyde in the top 10 of UK programs which made it into the ranking. Strathclyde’s MBA was also ranked 7th in the world for best value for money.

Digital Journalism at Strathclyde

Looking for hands-on experience as a part of your graduate degree in Journalism?  Strathclyde’s MLitt Digital Journalism program lets students devise, launch, produce and market their own online publication. Throughout the course, there are opportunities to work on various projects with organizations from journalism and the creative industries. The class of 2014 even won with their publication, The Wee G, which offers readers an alternative insight into news and current affairs in Glasgow.

Information & Library Studies at Strathclyde

If you want to get work experience in your field while you study, consider Strathclyde’s MSc Information & Library Studies. It's the only course in the UK that, from week one, provides students with a placement in one of the largest networks of public libraries and museums in Europe, including the world-famous Mitchell Library in Glasgow.

The Strathclyde MBA

One of the best places in the world to get your MBA is at the University of Strathclyde. The Strathclyde MBA is an internationally recognized management qualification which provides a broad understanding of business and management issues and develops management skills and techniques as well as prompting self-awareness as a manager and leader. In particular, a compulsory class for all participants, Strategic Consulting in Practice, is an opportunity to put into practice all that has been learned from preceding strategy classes.

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