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Why choose the University of Strathclyde?

Worldwide Horizon

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

Extraordinary teaching

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 joining your chosen degree programme, you can study at the International Study Centre to prepare for your degree with other international students.

International Study Centre programmes:

  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme
  • International Year One BBA
  • International Year Two Civil Engineering
  • Pre-Masters Programme
  • Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

In 2020, 95% of International Study Centre students who completed their course were offered a place to study at the University of Strathclyde.

“The University of Strathclyde has been delighted by the level of progression from the students studying with Study Group. As part of the exam board grouping, I have seen some fantastic performances by students on the programme, and subsequently on their arrival into the degrees at Strathclyde.” – Helyn Gould, Vice Dean Academic at Strathclyde Business School.

Top 15 in the UK

The University of Strathclyde is ranked 15th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2021 and 23rd in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Strathclyde also has various subjects ranked in the UK top 10 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). These are:

  •  1st Accounting and Finance
  •  1st Subject allied to Medicine
  •  2nd Social Policy
  •  3rd Chemistry
  •  3rd Communication and Media Studies
  •  3rd Education
  •  3rd Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  •  5th Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  •  5th Biological Sciences
  •  5th Chemical Engineering
  •  5th Economics
  •  5th Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  •  5th Mechanical Engineering
  •  6th Social Work
  •  7th Business Studies
  •  7th Civil Engineering

A multi-award-winning university

On top of being recognised for its 5-star rating, the University of Strathclyde is a highly praised institution. Just a few of the accolades it has received are as follows:

  • University of the Year 2019 (Times Higher Education)
  • Scottish University of the Year 2020 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2020 for excellence in energy innovation
  • Excellence in Professional Learning Award 2019 from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
  • Top 20 for research intensity in the UK in 2014 (Times Higher Education’s analysis of Research Excellence Framework)
  • Won the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2020 for Local Life
  • Strathclyde Business School is ranked in the top 90 European Business Schools by the Financial Times 2020, one of just 19 UK business schools to be ranked, and one of only three in Scotland.

Location – 16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ, United Kingdom



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