University of Strathclyde

Why choose the University of Strathclyde?

Discover Strathclyde

More than 23,000 students from over 100 countries enjoy a student experience at the University of Strathclyde, one of the leading technology universities in the UK.

Located in the heart of the city of Glasgow, you will receive excellent teaching, be part of world-class research and benefit from excellent links with industry. Strathclyde has a strong reputation with employers for producing top quality graduates, making it the perfect place to prepare for your future career. Before you join your chosen degree programme, you can study at the International Study Centre to prepare for your degree with other international students.

Top 20 in the UK

The University of Strathclyde is ranked 16th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2023, and 18th in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Strathclyde is also ranked top 10 in the UK for 20 subject areas by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, these include:

  • 1st Communication and Media
  • 1st Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • 2nd Accounting and Finance
  • 3rd Social Policy
  • 3rd Subjects allied to Medicine
  • 4th Chemical Engineering
  • 4th Social Work
  • 5th Economics
  • 6th Bioengineering
  • 6th Chemistry
  • 6th Civil Engineering
  • 6th Law
  • 6th Politics
  • 7th Architecture
  • 7th Biological Science
  • 7th Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 8th Mechanical Engineering
  • 9th Business, Management & Marketing
  • 9th History
  • 10th Education

A multi-award winning university

The University of Strathclyde is a highly praised institution:

  • First university to win the coveted ‘Times Higher Education University of the Year’ title twice – 2012 and 2019
  • Recipient of the Queen's Anniversary Prize (the highest national honour conferred on the sector) three times - and in both of the most recent rounds (2019 and 2021)
  • Almost 90% of research produced by the University has been rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Why study at the University of Strathclyde?

High employability

Stand out from the crowd with the help of the University's careers services. A degree from the University of Strathclyde integrates practical learning experiences that include internships and work placements. 94% of graduates were in work or study six months after graduation (provided by the University of Strathclyde Strategy & Policy team 2018).

Home of innovation

At the University of Strathclyde, you’ll be at the cutting edge of innovation and discovery. The University has innovative teaching and learning facilities and is transforming the campus, with investment set to reach £1 billion by 2025. This includes a £31 million investment in the Strathclyde Sport facility which opened in 2018 and the Learning and Teaching Hub opened in 2020.

Join world-class alumni

Follow in the footsteps of Strathclyde graduates who have made ground-breaking global achievements. Some of the University’s acclaimed former students include John Logie Baird - inventor of the television, James Blyth - who built the world’s first electricity-producing wind turbine, and Henry Faulds - the originator of fingerprint identification.

Strong links with industry

The University of Strathclyde has local and global links with industry, businesses, and the voluntary and public sectors. The Technology and Innovation Centre on campus is home to companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SSE, Scottish Power and the Weir Group.

The perfect location

Live in the centre of one of the UK’s largest, most dynamic and welcoming cities. Glasgow provides the perfect balance of culture and beauty, with historic castles and the beautiful Highlands within easy reach.

Getting around

The International Study Centre is located in the Graham Hills Building, in central Glasgow, alongside the rest of the campus. View the University's campus map.