University of Strathclyde

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The University of Strathclyde received its charter in 1964, though it was founded in 1796, as Anderson’s Institute. It is the third largest university in Scotland, with an international reputation and outlook.

The university campus is right in the heart of Glasgow.

Courses and students

Courses are credit based, flexible, modular courses, taught through four faculties:

The university offers a range of part time and distance learning options.

You could spend part of your undergraduate course abroad through exchanges with universities in Europe, North America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Strathclyde is one of only two universities in the UK to teach Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Strathclyde has around 23,000 full and part time students from over 100 countries. Around 21% are international students from more than 100 countries.

Student accommodation is based at the Campus Village which houses more than 1,440 students with a further 300 living in our off-campus residences just 10 minutes walk away.

Facilities and Services

The library has great facilities spread over five floors with areas suitable for individual and group study. There are numerous computer labs, with most open 24/7, as well as extensive wi-fi zones. There are also a number of cafes and bars, plus the Student Union.

Between the Students' and Sports Unions there are over 200 clubs and societies to get involved in, including course related ones, to hobbies and wellbeing. 

Investment in Strathclyde’s campus is set to reach £1 billion by 2025. The £31 million sports building provides state of the art training facilities and a range of sport and wellbeing amenities and services to students, staff and the local community. A new £60 million learning and teaching building provides leading-edge facilities and a new home for student support services and the Students’ Union.


Ranked 1st in the UK for Psychology and Counselling, and Speech and Language Pathology (The best UK universities 2023, The Guardian).

Ranked 2nd in the UK for Creative Writing, and Forensic Science (The Complete University Guide 2023).

The University of Strathclyde is the first UK university to win the Times Higher Education Awards 'University of the Year' title twice - first in 2012, and more recently, in 2019.


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Contact Details

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow City
G1 1XQ

0141 552 440