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University faculties

Four outstanding faculties

The University of Strathclyde has four outstanding faculty departments. They each have a unique and strong reputation for making technology that benefits society. Each faculty provides a supportive environment where you can choose from a range of courses within a field during your degree programme.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Strathclyde has one of the largest and best-equipped engineering faculties in the UK. It is the largest engineering department in Scotland, with six subjects ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Architecture, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

The Faculty of Engineering collaborates with overseas universities and industries. Thanks to links with overseas partners, it has a growing international community of students, researchers and staff.

All of the established undergraduate engineering courses, except Biomedical Engineering, are fully accredited by professional engineering institutions. This means you can become eligible for chartered engineer status after you graduate.

Strathclyde has one of the largest research portfolios in the UK at £85 million – and growing. The faculty's engineering research has global impact and is responsible for some of the UK’s most significant practical research. To protect its position as a leading technology university, the University of Strathclyde is making huge investments in its facilities.

You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and workspaces. The University has recently completed a £40 million investment programme in Engineering facilities and support infrastructure, including the Advanced Forming Research Centre, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre and the Advanced Space Concepts Lab.

Students of the Faculty of Engineering can receive awards from industry and professional bodies to help with their studies. Many provide placement opportunities with hands-on industry experience. Organisations that take part include BP, Iberdrola, The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Lloyds Register Foundation and Atkins.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduates from this faculty leave university with the skills they need to make an impact in the world. Eight humanities subjects at Strathclyde are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Communication and Media, English, History, Law, Politics, Psychology, Social Policy and Social Work (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

At the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, students generate new ideas and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world. The faculty contributes to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond.

The faculty’s courses are informed by world-class research from leading academic staff. You’ll gain a high level of skill and theoretical knowledge, and you’ll be supported and encouraged to develop your own ideas. Innovative courses are designed to encourage students and staff to interact and work together.

The faculty includes one of Scotland’s top law schools and the largest provider of teacher education. It has significant expertise in helping students to develop professional practice. Academic staff are committed to their fields, with many undertaking research, development and consultancy work that is nationally and internationally significant. Recent years have also seen a £38 million investment to provide state-of-the-art facilities.

Strathclyde provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students. As part of a community of students from around the world, you will explore ideas and find solutions for a challenging world.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is one of the UK’s leading faculties of science. It investigates the challenges and possibilities of the natural and technological world, from drug discovery and public health to environmental concerns, cybercrime and understanding space.

Strathclyde is renowned as a place of useful learning. It provides opportunities for businesses, charities and non-governmental organisations to interact with world-class research and expertise in different scientific disciplines and departments. On top of this, four degree areas are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmacy and Subjects allied to Medicine (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

The faculty provides a dynamic, supportive and friendly place to study. When you study science at Strathclyde, you’ll be part of an international community.

Studying for a degree from the Faculty of Science can lead to a valuable qualification that will enhance your career prospects. You’ll enjoy high-quality teaching, informed by innovative research and delivered by world-class researchers. The University also has strong links with industry, international partners and the NHS.

Research is a priority at the Faculty of Science, which has the largest number of research students at the University. Multi-million pound funding from research councils, the EU, NHS, charities and industry ensures that research is relevant and of national and international importance.

Strathclyde Business School

Founded in 1948, the University of Strathclyde Business School is a pioneering and internationally renowned academic organisation. It is one of only 108 business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation status (MBA Today News 2023) and is home to around 200 academic staff, a wide network of practising associates and 3,000 full-time students. Also, three degree areas are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Accounting and Finance, Economics and Business, Management & Marketing (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

Strathclyde Business School has many international partnerships in Europe, the US, Australia, Singapore and China. Its international accreditation means that your degree will be recognised and valued by employers all over the world. The School has also been awarded the Small Business Charter Gold Award. This recognises the Business School’s world-leading support for Scottish businesses through innovation, internationalisation and leadership.

Strathclyde Business School has a strong reputation for working with businesses and the UK public sector. The Management Development Programme is valued by graduate recruiters and is a compulsory element to all Strathclyde Business School courses. Key graduate employers support the programme, including Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, and Ernst & Young.

Seven subject departments work together, providing a dynamic, rounded and varied programme of specialist courses. The structure of degrees taught at Strathclyde Business School allow you to choose a combination of subjects tailored to your chosen career path.

The quality of teaching, research and knowledge exchange is consistently excellent. The Strathclyde Business School is respected for its innovation in business and management education and is a pioneer in the study of marketing.

Strathclyde Business School is home to the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. Students can also access the Strathclyde entrepreneurial network, which supports aspiring entrepreneurs and business start-ups.

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