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 over 30,000 students from over 140 countries. 

Student accommodation is based at the Campus Village which houses around 1,500 students with a further 400 living in the 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.


Named Scottish University of the Year in the Daily Mail University of the Year Awards 2024.

Ranked 3rd in UK for Civil Engineering and 4th in the UK for Sociology and Social Policy (The Guardian University Guide 2024).

Ranked 1st in the UK for Forensic Science and 3rd in the UK for Manufacturing and Production Engineering, and Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Complete University Guide 2025).


Courtesy of University of Strathclyde


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Contact Details

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow City
G1 1XQ

0141 552 4400