University of Strathclyde


Quick Facts

  • Ranked 38th in the UK and 249th in the world (QS 2015/16).
  • Awarded University of the Year 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the year 2013 by Times Higher Education.
  • Notable alumni include, John Logie Baird – invented the world’s first working televisionHenry Faulds – originator of fingerprint identification, and Thomas Graham – formulated the law of diffusion of gases.

Strathclyde is recognised as one of the UK’s leading international technological universities, and prides itself on partnership with the public and private sectors. This vision is being realised through the university’s plans for an £89m technology and innovation centre (set to open in 2014), to transform the way academics, industry and the business community work together to solve global challenges.

There are more than 20,000 students, all of are based in the John Anderson campus in the centre of city. The £350m campus includes a £36m building for the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; the Advanced Forming Research Centre, which will pioneer forming and forging techniques to support manufacturing for the aerospace, energy, marine and automobile industries; and the £12.5m Power Network Demonstration Centre, which will accelerate the adoption of new, smart technologies.

The student union building is one of the largest in the country, though Glasgow also has plenty to offer, from top music venues and swanky bars to hushed art galleries and plenty of green spaces.

Strathclyde and Canada
Strathclyde is Scotland’s third largest university with a population of 19,000 students – a population which includes representation from over 100 countries. It has gained a reputation as Scotland’s most dynamic and innovative university, with a proven record of excellence in teaching and research.

Located in Glasgow, Strathclyde is ideally situated for travelling to others parts of the United Kingdom; it is five hours by train from London and one hour from Edinburgh. There has been a long tradition of Canadian students applying to become teachers in Scotland.  The qualification is recognised by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Faculties and Departments
Strathclyde is organised into 4 Faculties, with 24 Departments.

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Over 19,000 students and 3,700 staff.

Entrance Requirements
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Accommodation is guaranteed for first-year students who live 25 miles from the city centre. 1,440 students live in the university’s campus village in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre; another 400 live a few minutes’ walk away. Prices range from £89 a week for a basic room in a shared flat to £119 a week for an ensuite room.

Some of the best student libraries in Scotland, with specialist collections for the subjects taught here. There are 2,000 reader places and around 1 million print volumes, as well as access to more than 144,000 electronic books and more than 25,000 e-journals. There is a 24-hour online IT resource centre, more than 1,350 PCs and more than 30 computer labs (most open 24 hours). Extensive Wi-Fi zones are located across the campus.

Close to Glasgow’s main railway stations, bus station, subway and central airport, the university is also only 40 miles from Edinburgh and a short bus journey to the world-famous Scottish Highlands.

Living in Glasgow
As Scotland’s largest city and is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars.

Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow enjoys a year-round buzz with an arts scene that regularly produces cutting-edge productions and attracts high-profile exhibitions that led to the city being crowned European City of Culture in 1990.

Glasgow was also the UK’s City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and its architecture is an attraction in itself. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures and then there are the unique masterpieces of one of the city’s most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The city has a long-standing reputation for its live music scene and is very well off too in terms of city parks.