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. 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. 2018 saw the opening of the new sports building, with 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 is due to open in 2021, providing leading-edge facilities and a new home for student support services and the Students’ Union.
In the Complete University Guide 2022, the university is ranked 1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance; Forensic Science; and Speech and Language Therapy, and has 4 subjects ranked at 2nd, and 3 subjects at 3rd.
In the same guide, Strathclyde is ranked in the UK top 10 for most engineering disciplines including Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Production Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The university is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for 24 subjects in the Complete University Guide 2022. As well as those mentioned above, they also include Education, Marketing and Social Work.
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