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University of Strathclyde

An innovative education valued by employers in a fantastic location

More than 23,000 students enjoy a fantastic student experience at the University of Strathclyde. This leading technology university is in the dynamic city of Glasgow, Scotland - one of the UK’s largest cities.

You will receive excellent teaching. Discover the University's world-class research and strong links with industry. Strathclyde excels in key subject areas. It has a strong reputation with employers for producing top quality graduates. This makes it the perfect place to prepare for your career.

Top 10 in the UK

Strathclyde has a range of subjects ranked in the UK top 10 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). These are:

  • Subjects allied to medicine (1st)
  • Accounting and Finance (2nd)
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (2nd)
  • Social Policy (2nd)
  • Architecture (5th)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5th)
  • Chemical Engineering (7th)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmacy (7th)
  • Business Studies (8th)
  • Education (9th)
  • Politics (9th)
  • Social Work (10th) 

Home of innovation

Be on the cutting edge of innovation and discovery. The University of Strathclyde offers excellent and innovative teaching, learning technologies and facilities. It is investing £650 million over 10 years to enhance the student experience you will receive, including a £31 million investment in a Sport, Health and Wellbeing facility open from 2018.

Impressive alumni

Follow in the footsteps of extraordinary former Strathclyde students. Their work is having a major impact around the world. Famous alumni include John Logie Baird, inventor of television and Henry Faulds, originator of fingerprint identification.

High employability

Stand out from the crowd with the help of one of the top four university careers services in the UK. A degree from the University of Strathclyde integrates practical learning experiences. They include internships and work experience placements. You can enhance your employment prospects further. Spend up to one year of your degree studying at one of Strathclyde's partner universities in another country.

Strong links with industry

The University of Strathclyde has strong links with industry, business, and the voluntary and public sectors. Its partners are both local and global. The Technology and Innovation Centre on campus is home to a range of companies. They include GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SSE, ScottishPower and the Weir Group.

Fantastic location

Live and study in the centre of one of the UK’s largest, most dynamic – and friendliest – cities. Glasgow will provide you with the perfectly balanced location for your studies. The beautiful landscapes of the Highlands and historic castles are within easy reach. Read more about Glasgow, Scotland