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.


Following a £1 billion campus investment, a brand new £31 million Strathclyde Sports 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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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: 23,000

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 £16,000 (2021/22)

Accommodation cost: starting cost £104 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)


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.


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Forensic Science, University of Strathclyde

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