University of Strathclyde - UK

McCance Building,16 Richmond Street,Glasgow,Scotland,G1 1XQ

Year Of Estabishment



3200 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

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College Address

16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ, United Kingdom

College website

College Contact

+44 141 552 4400




No.of students

19755 (approx)




University of Strathclyde


The University of Strathclyde is a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It is Glasgow's second-oldest university founded in the year 1796. 

The University of Strathclyde is Scotland's third-largest university by number of students, with students and staff from over 100 countries. The institution was awarded University of the Year 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the year 2013 by Times Higher Education.

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university. It was established as a place of ?useful learning,' the University remains committed to research, teaching, useful learning and employability. As well as an award winning Careers service there is close engagement with industry through industrial placements for students and research facilities such as our Technology & Innovation Centre. This facility is transforming the way academics, industry and the public sector work in partnership in energy, health, sustainable cities and manufacturing.

Strathclyde is top 20 in the UK for research intensity in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Strathclyde has a triple accredited Business school (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS), a highly ranked Law School, one of the largest Engineering Faculties in the UK and a £36m Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

Strathclyde 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 over 100 countries and is investing £350m in its campus. Strathclyde?s campus is in the centre of Glasgow, one of the UK?s largest and most dynamic cities and a good base for exploring Scotland, the UK and Europe.

Campus and Location

·         Since taking over the Jordanhill college in 1993, the University operated two campuses - The John Anderson Campus and the Jordanhill campus until 2012 when the Jordanhill campus was closed and everything was moved to the John Anderson Campus.

·         Located in the centre of Glasgow, one of Europe's most exciting cities, and close to Scotland's stunning scenery, including Loch Lomond. The city centre has a vibrant arts scene, cutting-edge music, legendary nightlife, an exciting selection of places to eat out and much more.

·         The campus has a city centre location close to central train and bus stations and is only 20 minutes from Glasgow Airport.

·         Strathclyde is investing £350 million over 10 years to transform its dynamic and digital campus.

Faculties and Subjects

Business & Economics

Accounting & Finance

Business & Management

Arts & humanities


Art, Performing Arts & Design

History, Philosophy & Theology

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Engineering & technology

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Engineering

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Physical sciences


Mathematics & Statistics

Physics & Astronomy

Social sciences

Communication & Media Studies

Economics & Econometrics



Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)


Computer Science

Computer Science

Teaching Standards

·         In the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, 87% of our final-year undergraduates agreed they were satisfied with the quality of their course overall ? a higher rating than the UK or Scottish averages. Our students rate the university higher than the UK averages for Learning Resources, Personal Development and the Students' Union. The university was also rated 1st out of all Scottish universities for Library Resources and Services.

·         The University of Strathclyde was reviewed under the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Enhancement Led Institutional Review 3 method in Spring 2014, and received the highest commendation. The university was judged as having effective arrangements for managing academic standards and the student learning experience, and that these arrangements are likely to continue to be effective in the future.

·         Strathclyde Business School has been triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA for more than 10 years. In addition to this faculty-level accreditation, individual departments have received accreditation for subject- specific courses, by bodies such as CIMA, ICAS and CIPD.

·         The Faculty of Science offers a professionally-accredited education based on theory, supported by experiential learning, including industrial placements, guest lectures from industry and innovative learning methods. For example, MPharm students use SimMan mannequins to understand the effect of medicine and to practice clinical skills. This provides our graduates with the practical experience and skills required to excel in their future careers.

·         All degree programmes in the Faculty of Engineering are professionally-accredited through the Engineering Council, providing qualifications towards Chartered Engineer status. The Faculty has one of the largest scholarship programmes in Europe, giving opportunities for paid vacation placements and internships with a range of engineering companies.

·         Many courses within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are accredited by appropriate professional bodies such as the British Psychological Society, the Law Society of Scotland, the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, and our graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of professional careers within the private, public and third sectors.

Research Standards

·         Strathclyde has a proud history of communicating and developing the practical applications of research. We implement a multi-disciplinary approach to tackle global challenges using international partners from industry and academia.

·         We achieved an excellent overall result for the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) with Strathclyde positioned as 18th overall in the UK in terms of research intensity metrics. This positive shift puts us in the top five biggest movers in the UK amongst the 'research intensives'. 

·         Highlights of Strathclyde's REF 2014 results include our Physics department which was placed top in the UK, Strathclyde Business School placed in the top 10 in the UK and number 1 in Scotland, seven of our eight Engineering departments achieving top 10 rankings in the UK, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering and Speech and Language Therapy research at Strathclyde achieving fourth in the UK and first in Scotland, along with major improvements in the REF league table positions within Government and Public Policy, Social Work and History.

·         Our commitment to cutting-edge research is demonstrated by significant investment in world-class infrastructure which is part of our wider £350M campus development projects.

·         We are lead, or partner, in 17 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) which offer access to prestigious studentships and quality training in both subject specific and transferable skills. The areas covered by these Centres reflect our commitment to integrate world-class research teams with pioneering external partnerships in an interdisciplinary environment in such topics as: Medical Devices, Wind Energy, Future Power Networks & Smart Grids, Next Generation Accelerators, Continuous Manufacturing and Optics & Photonics.

·         Collaborative work between our Faculties and Professional Services saw December's celebrations to mark the establishment of the University of Strathclyde's new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC). With an overall estates commitment of around £350M, we still have lots more to come in creating our world-class campus.

·         To national and international acclaim, we were invited by the UK Minister for Universities and Science to take responsibility ? with our partners BIS and Surrey University ? for the strategic development of the UK's National Physical Laboratory. We were awarded this in the face of fierce, high-quality competition, showing the increasing respect in which we are held.

Academic Strengths

·         High quality teaching is informed by research into teaching and learning as well as academic scholarship. 

·         Strathclyde promotes excellence through continuous innovation in the curriculum and in approaches to teaching and learning. We provide learning experiences that make students highly employable, capable of advanced study and confident in their own abilities. Our students have higher than average graduate employment rates. 

·         The university?s academic strength is demonstrated by its collaboration with other Scottish universities through research pooling initiatives, as well its links with outstanding partners overseas. Strathclyde has more than 200 collaborative agreements in more than 50 countries, and an estimated 2,000 informal links around the world. 

·         Since 2012, the university has been home to the Confucius Institute for Scotland?s Schools, a Scotland-wide centre for the promotion of Chinese language and culture. 

·         The university continues to support an international initiative for the establishment of Age-Friendly universities. First launched in November 2012 by Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dublin City University Brian MacCraith, this initiative promotes and encourages the participation of older adults in all of universities? core activities. The move coincided with the 25th anniversary celebration of the Learning in Later Life Programme, which offers older people opportunities to broaden their skills and interests ? one of the first of its kind in the UK and one of the largest worldwide. 

·         Strathclyde, in partnership with the University of Dundee, hosts the first Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute for students from the USA. The bid was made to the UK?US Fulbright Commission, one of the world?s most prestigious international exchange programmes.

Student Facilities

·         Over 1,500 campus PCs in more than 30 computer labs, with most open 24/7.

·         Extensive campus-wide wi-fi network, including communal areas of student residences.

·         An accessible IT helpdesk with an out-of-hours support service available by phone and email.

·         A personal student e-mail account with 25GB of storage, which you can access from your own computer or mobile device.

·         A selection of free software from leading brands including Microsoft.

·         PEGASUS student web portal for a host of services including registration, finance, choosing classes and exam results.

·         Useful app giving access to your information on the go.

·         Access to MyPlace, the virtual e-learning environment where student can access course materials and learn online.

·         An IT training service providing access to online training, class training and 1:1 tuition in the software you need to use.


·         2,000 self-catering rooms all with wi-fi. Prices range from £97?129 per week.

·         University also have Nomination Agreements to provide additional accommodation close to the university with UNITE and Fresh Student Living.

·         The campus village is within the university campus and is a few minutes' walk from the main academic buildings, library and popular city centre cafes, pubs, clubs and shops.

·         Priority is given to all first year students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who live 25 miles from the city centre and are eligible by 25 August.

·         Average rents in the traditional private sector are £100 per week. There are also a wide variety of new private student residences in and around the city centre and in the West End where average rents are £125 per week.

Notable Alumni

·         Dame Elish Angiolini ? former Lord Advocate (now Visiting Professor at Strathclyde) and Principal St Hugh?s College Oxford

·         Elaine Arden ? Group Human Resources Director, RBS

·         James Blyth ? wind energy pioneer

·         Ann Budge ?entrepreneur

·         Dr Rabinder Buttar ? ClinTec

·         John Clark ? Group Franchise Manager, Arnold Clark Automobiles

·         James Croll ? early investigator of climate change

·         Henry Faulds ? originator of fingerprint identification

·         Laura Faulkner? Head of Supply Chain Services, RBS

·         Anita Frew ? non-executive Chairman-designate, Croda International

·         John Giannandrea ? Vice-President of Engineering, Google Inc

·         Peter Gibbons ? EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Mattel Inc

·         Thomas Graham ? formulated the Law of Diffusion of Gases


Courses Offered

Social Policy and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


Social Work MSW

Masters | Full Time (2 years)


Physics with Advanced Research MPhys

Bachelors | Full Time (5 years)


Aero-Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


Scots and English Law (graduate entry) LLB

Bachelors | Full Time (2 years)


German and French (Gaelic medium) PGDE (Scotland)

Bachelors | Full Time (9 months)

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