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University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde was established more than 200 years ago and was recently awarded Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013.

The university has a vibrant, international community with students from more than 100 countries and is investing £350m in its campus. The campus is very compact and students can access university building, the library, sport center and other facilities with only a 5-10 minute walk.

Strathclyde’s campus is in the center of Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest and most dynamic cities. Glasgow has been named as one of the top 20 'Best of the World' destinations for 2016 by National Geographic Traveler, the city has also been voted the ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guides poll and named a must visit destination by leading publications like the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust! Glasgow is a European City of Culture, Architecture and UNESCO City of Music and one of the UK’s biggest retail centers and has legendary nightlife with 140 live music performances per week! It also has the 2nd largest population of students of any city in the UK.

Glasgow is a very good base for exploring the scenery and history of Scotland, with the rest of the UK and Europe on the doorstep.

Strathclyde has a triple accredited Business school: 1 of only 59 in the world (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS). 1st in Scotland, top 4 in UK, and 33th in the world (Financial Times Global Master of Management, October 2013).

Strathclyde has one of the largest Engineering Faculties in the UK with Mechanical Engineering No 9, Electrical & Electronic Engineering No 10, Aeronautical & Chemical Engineering No 15 (Times Good University Guide UK 2014).

Strathclyde has a £36m Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIBPS) focused on drug discovery and development.

In April 2014 Strathclyde Law School was ranked 10th out of 96 Law Schools in the UK in the Complete University Guide.

Strathclyde works closely with industry through industrial placements for students and research facilities such as our Technology & Innovation Center

Strathclyde is top 20 in the UK for research intensity and results in the recent Research Excellence Framework.


Over 2,000 students live in university accommodation. There is a dedicated Residence Services team as well as on campus CCTV. Accommodation is in the city center of Glasgow, close to all shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The Andersonian Library houses more than 2,000 reader places, 614 computer places and extensive Wi-Fi zones for laptop use. It has around one million print volumes as well as access to over 1,200,700 electronic books, 239 databases and over 105,000 ejournals that can be used 24/7. It is equipped with group areas that students can book and offers extensive support to students in how to use facilities, referencing and research skills. The library is on campus, across the road from the main student village so is very easy to access.

Sports and activities
There is a Sport Center and swimming pool on campus as well as squash courts, cv equipment and a range of classes including 45 exercise classes a week. There are also 47 different sports clubs offering everything from Scottish to North American sports. There are 100 different clubs and societies that students can join, from juggling to cocktail making, debating and many volunteering opportunities.

Career services
The award winning Career Service provides support to international students in searching for jobs and preparing for interviews for employment during and after study, including organizing a series of large careers fairs with international employers.

Student support
The university offers support for students through the Information & Advice team who give advice on visas and immigration, finances, and signposting students to services. There are health and wellbeing services including student counselling and disability support as well as a Chaplaincy for all faiths on campus. The university also offers extensive academic support to students through academic skills classes as well as free English language classes throughout the year.

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 £14,650 (2019/20)

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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