The University of Strathclyde is a public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute, it is Glasgow's second-oldest university, having received its royal charter in 1964 as the first technological university in the United Kingdom. Taking its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde, it is Scotland's third-largest university by number of students, with students and staff from over 100 countries.
The institution was named University of the Year 2012 by Times Higher Education and again in 2019, becoming the only university to receive this award twice.
It was Entrepreneurial University of the year 2013 by Times Higher Education. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £304.4 million of which £68.9 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £304.0 million.
Entry into many of the courses in the university is competitive and successful entrants in 2015 had an average of 480 UCAS points. It is also one of the 39 old universities in the UK comprising the distinctive second cluster of elite universities after Oxbridge.
The university currently consists of four main faculties categorised based on subjects and academic fields that they deal with and each faculty is sub divided into several departments which deal with specific academic and research areas. They are:
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Humanities & Social Sciences
Strathclyde Business School
For entry on to an undergraduate degree program, they will consider the following:
You can apply for direct entry to undergraduate programs through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
For those who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry, the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre offers an Undergraduate Foundation Programme on campus.
For entry to our postgraduate taught degrees (eg MSc, MLitt, etc) they would usually accept a Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magistr from an accredited higher education institution with an average grade around 4.0/5.0.
For entry to our postgraduate research degrees (MPhil, PhD), you would usually need a Magistr or Kandidat Nauk in a related subject area.
English language requirements
If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Their general requirement is IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).
Improving your English
If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of their ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test.
Andrew Ure Hall
Your room in Andrew Ure Hall is a single study bedroom with wash hand basin. You'll have a single bed (approx. 190cms x 91cms), bedside table, wardrobe and desk with desk lamp and chair. There is an access to free Wi-Fi and smoking is restricted. Cost per week: £112. For more information click here.
Your room in Birkbeck Court is a single study bedroom. You'll have a single bed (approx. 190cms x 91cms), wardrobe and desk with desk lamp and chair. There is an access to free Wi-Fi and smoking is restricted. Cost per week: £105. For more information click here.
Your room in Forbes Hall is a single study bedroom with a wash hand basin. You'll have a single bed (approx. 190 x 91 cms), bedside cabinet, wardrobe and desk with desk lamp and chair. There is an access to free Wi-Fi and smoking is restricted. Cost per week: £110. For more information click here.
Your room in Garnett Hall is a single bedroom with a wash hand basin in your room. You'll have a single bed (approx. 190cms x 91cms), bedside cabinet, wardrobe and desk with desk lamp and chair. There is an access to free Wi-Fi and smoking is restricted. Cost per week: £110. For more information click here.
Strathclyde is particularly renowned for engineering and has various engineering departments under the Faculty of Engineering.
Strathclyde was ranked 37th in the UK for the quality (GPA) of its research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, a rise of 13 places from the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The university is highly ranked among the top 10 in the UK in various subjects according to the Complete University Guide 2019, namely being 1st for Accounting & Finance; 1st for Aural & Oral Sciences; 1st for Communication & Media Studies; 1st for Pharmacology and Pharmacy; 1st for Social Policy; 1st for Medical Technology; 1st for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism; 2nd for Marketing; 2nd for Forensic Science; 5th for Architecture; 6th for Business & Management Studies; 6th for Electrical & Electronic Engineering; 7th for Chemical Engineering; 8th for Civil Engineering; 8th for General Engineering and 9th for Mechanical Engineering.
QS World University Rankings 2018 placed the university among the top 25 internationally for Hospitality & Leisure Management, 51-100 for Pharmacy, 51-100 for Business & Management, 101-150 for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 101-150 for Architecture, 101-150 for Education, 151-200 for Accounting & Finance, 151-200 for Law, 151-200 for Civil & Structural Engineering, 151-200 for Mechanical Engineering, 201-250 for Chemical Engineering, 201-250 for Physics and Astronomy, 251-300 for Sociology, 251-300 for Economics, 251-300 for Materials Sciences, 301-350 for Mathematics and 301-350 for Computer Science & Information Systems.
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